Hi, I’m Brooke. Momma to twin ankle biter sons and a Little Miss. I always knew becoming a parent would bring its own list of challenges and multi-tasking priorities but what I wasn’t prepared for was how little I actually knew about being a mom. Sure, I have plenty of friends with kids, an amazing super mom and an awesome big sister with three of her own, but the truth of the matter is you never know what you are getting “in to” until you are “in” it. I like to think of my “mommy style” as somewhat “free range/authoritarian” I let my boys play in the mud and body paint (non-toxic M&D of course). I have a strict bed time schedule but I let them eat cookies before naps. I laugh at the idiosyncrasies of helicopter parents but I also carry around anti-bacterial wipes everywhere. I like to think I learn from my own mommy mishaps but I truly believe that being a parent is all trial and error. I ask for advice on a regular basis and think more people should. Books only get you so far until you read the author is single, childless and living with 30 cats. I love a good debate, but value people’s parental opinions. The thought behind the blog is to seek advice, provide opinions and to openly bitch about the trials and tribulations of being a parent. The more self-proclaimed mamateurs the more normal I feel. Join us for a wild, fun, entertaining ride known as parenting.
Hi, I’m Jamie. I became a Mama(teur) in February of 2011 with the birth of my son, Ben- and since then have been muddling my way through this whole motherhood bit. When I’m not changing diapers, doing laundry, or singing “The Wheels on the Bus”, I enjoy reading, skiing, getting outdoors, spending time with my massive family (I’m one of 7 kids), hosting soirees, and savoring a (never full-enough) glass of wine. In addition to being a mother, I also work as a Realtor in the Burlington area (to find out more about that, check out my Real Estate blog). Most nights I go to bed feeling as though I accomplished about one-tenth of what I wanted to that day, but then I pass out from sheer exhaustion before I can give it too much thought. I am hoping that from this blog I learn some time (and sanity) saving mommy-tips, as well as share lots of laughs- something there is always enough time for.