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Winter Blues

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Feb 11, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

I am so over this winter weather. Gloomy, icy, cold…you can move on out. I’m a sunshine and blue skies kinda gal. In an effort to not go entirely stir crazy being cooped up at home with three 3-year olds, we try to get out of the house when we can. So I decided we […]

Enjoying the New Year

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Jan 22, 2014 in Family Fun, Milestones, Toddlers

It’s a brand new year! So many new adventures, questions, observations, gatherings and traditions await. We’ve already been soaking up and enjoying each new day of 2014. We gave the boys’ room a makeover. We painted a chalkboard wall and replaced their toddler beds with twin beds. Luckily, we managed to squeeze three twins into […]

Meltdown Mania

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Nov 12, 2013 in Parenting, Toddlers

You always think you will never be “that parent” who has to carry a screaming, kicking, belligerent child out of a store while everyone stares at you. Well, “that parent” was me at Barnes and Noble the other day. Instead of feeling embarrassed about the whole incident as it was happening, in that moment I […]

Domestic CEO

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Oct 17, 2013 in Family Fun, Milestones, Parenting

With my birthday looming around the corner, I’ve been thinking about where I thought I would be in my 30s. Turns out, I never imagined I’d be running an empire. I am the chief executive officer of Ragan, party of five. Every day I have to wear many hats, simultaneously.

Getting Unplugged

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Oct 01, 2013 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

We just returned from our annual beach vacation with my family and I’m feeling refreshed and renewed. It’s nice to just “be” with your kids without any agenda (cleaning, cooking, appointments, errands). Being on vacation, I got to be the parent I wish I could always be on the day-to-day. Patient, available, undivided attention given […]

Enjoying the Little Things in Life

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Sep 17, 2013 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

We’ve been having some really trying days lately. The hubs and I are overwhelmed, overtired, overworked and our patience is thin. I keep attributing it to “the terrible threes” times three. (Apparently they have a coined phrase for twos, threes and some even say into the fours…WHAT?!?!) I passed a church the other day that […]

Organic Mom?

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Sep 03, 2013 in Parenting, Toddlers

  Are there not enough things to worry about as a parent that now we have to add food dyes and formaldehyde-laced baby soaps to the mix? I wish I could play dumb, try not to know about this stuff and take it off my plate of worries. But the information is out there. It’s […]

Potty Training Update, Kitchen Disasters and Taking Back the House

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Aug 20, 2013 in Family Fun, Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

I am sitting here to write and my brain is rambling. I’m not able to focus on just one subject. So here’s a jumble of of things that have been happening lately:

Tug of War

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Aug 05, 2013 in Parenting, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Parenting is hard. What a colossal understatement. The daily grind of feeding, potty training, hauling, playing, bathing, and everything in between is very difficult and exhausting. But it’s nothing compared to the emotional side of parenting. I feel so torn trying to give each of my boys the love, support, and one-on-one time that they […]

A Bedtime Tale

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Jul 22, 2013 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

“Once upon a time there was a night owl named Reid, a rooster named Finn and a bunny named Breck. Reid the night owl always wanted to stay up late and prolong his bedtime as long as possible. Finn the rooster loved waking up with the sun every morning and some mornings even before the […]

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