No Running & Jumping – Oy Vey

Jumping Ike

This picture shows the last time my 3-year-old was able to jump and run with abandon. We were at Corn Dawgs corn maze and Ike had a blast running through the corn maze and jumping on the "jumping pillows." Several weeks later, he was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (aka Perthes) Perthes disease occurs when blood supply to the head of the femur (the ball of the hip joint) is Continue Reading

Too Much Tuchus – Oy Vey

Moose 1

My dear, sweet, angelic-looking little boy has several very bad habits. I have found myself saying, "Moose, we don't eat our friends" as he clamps down with his pearly whites. He loves to taunt me with a big grin and the phrase "I sowwy, I sowwy" as he knowingly disobeys me. He tackles his brother and refuses to let go... poor Ike. But, today, I saw Moose's newest bad habit. Today, at the expo Continue Reading

“Oy-Vice” – 4×6 Prints… For More Than Just Photos


Do you still print photos? It seems like everyone is displaying their pictures digitally these days - putting them on Facebook or e-mailing them to friends and family. But 4x6 prints aren't just for photos. There are so many great things you can create - it is definitely still worth watching your drugstore fliers for sales on 4x6 prints! Or maybe watch for sales on photo paper and color ink Continue Reading

Adventures of a Mr. Mom – Oy Vey


My wife refers to me as an "all-in" kind of dad... I think that what she means by that is that I am willing to change diapers! She is right about that, and each time I have to change a diaper while out of the house, I feel a lot like Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom... 30 years after that movie premiered, being a "Mr. Mom" still has its challenges. Recently, we went on a family outing to a dinosaur Continue Reading

My Favorite Snack Cup & Car Seat Accessory

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If you are looking for a great snack cup or a car seat accessory that makes it easier to get your child into or out of his/her car seat, check out the products below. The Munchie Mug is hands down, the best snack cup out there (and I wasted a lot of money on several others before finding this). As a matter of fact, it is so handy that my sister bought a few to hold the office supplies, Continue Reading

The LEGO Fairy – A Mommy Oops

Ike's Lego Creation

I don't know about you, but I don't have enough fingers and toes to keep count of the number of  horrible mom ideas I've had - or as I call them "mommy oops" moments. You know what I'm talking about, right? Those things that you do or say in the spur of the moment... without thinking them through? Or, worse yet, the ideas you do think through before saying them... and despite all of that Continue Reading

My Favorite Labels – Functional and Fun

Oy Vey a Day ~

In Oy Vey, Whose Sippy Cup is This?!?, I wrote about how hard it is to keep track of your kids' things (or your things, your husbands things, etc.). These companies all make great labels to help you out. My son's teacher even thanked me for having his things so clearly labeled!! I have used products from each of these companies, and plan to order again in the future. Each company offers Continue Reading