a night out for the hubby & wife: offspring concert

The hubby and I don’t get out alone much. Like, at all. Ever. We really need to get better at planning date nights and things… I like to say that it’s because I’m breastfeeding Rebecca, but there isn’t really a reason I can’t pump more often… as long as we can find a babysitter!

Anyway, a few weeks ago we had a GREAT reason to get out alone. OFFSPRING! They are one of my favorite bands of all time. I’ve been listening to them since I was in the 8th

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mama’s first night away and a fairly embarrassing video

I can’t remember how old Ryan was when I left him overnight for the first time. I suppose I could go back through my blog posts and figure it out, haha. It may have been when I went to BlogHer10… he would have been just over 7 months old. Although I don’t think that I would have had the FIRST time I left him be for THREE nights in a row, so I must have before that?!

Rebecca was 4 months and 1.5 weeks when I left overnight. That was just the weekend before

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Who doesn’t love a dancing baby?!

laws of illusion

I’M GOING TO LILITH FAIR! Yep, July 17th, I’ll be there. I love Sarah McLachlan. She hasn’t had a studio album out in 7 years. SEVEN! So when her long-awaited, new album hit stores June 15th, I was really excited. It’s called Laws of Illusion and “Loving You Is Easy” is the first single from the CD.

Tracks: 1 – Awakenings 2 – Illusions of Bliss 3 – Loving You Is Easy 4 – Changes 5 – Forgiveness 6 –

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Mama’s Playlist: Taylor & King

**CLOSED** **WINNER: random.org #52, congrats Julie L! Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Thanks to all who entered!!**

James Taylor and Carole King recently released a CD/DVD from their historic 2007 reunion performance in LA: Live at the Troubadour. Who ISN’T a Taylor and King fan?!

This live 2-disc set has 15 tracks including the classics “It’s Too Late,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and lots more! Taylor and King are on

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Ryan’s Playlist: beautiful creatures (giveaway)

**CLOSED** **WINNERS: random.org #5 and # 37, congrats to Becca and Francine! Winners have been emailed. Thanks to all who entered and thanks again to Beautiful Creatures!**

I’ve mentioned before that we have a playlist just for Ryan–sounds he seems to take to. Someday I plan on writing about all of the songs on here, but right now I want to tell you about Beautiful Creatures. Most of the songs on Ryan’s playlist are not kid-friendly… hey, not our fault–it’s the songs he likes–songs with a beat. Yes, we play Raffi

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One eskimO: added to Ryan’s playlist

I’ve mentioned before that Ryan prefers music with a beat… not so much the lullabies and Raffi (yet). We have a playlist on iTunes just for him… that’ll be for another post. But I wanted to let you know about a new band I just found out about–and we’re adding some of their songs to Ryan’s list.

One eskimO is a critically-acclaimed English band fronted by singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou and includes musicians Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Jamie Sefton (bass, horns) and

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