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I am a wife and Momma of 3 little ones with a 4th on the way. I document our life as a way to preserve the here and now. Sit down, savor the moment and join our bustling home.

What's your favorite family tradition?

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

What are your top 3 flicks for a family night (please indicate the minimum age for each movie)?

Tracy Balderach

We are just getting into movies considering we have a 3.5 year old, a 2.5 year old and a 5 month old. When we have a "movie night", we usually incorporate a dinner that we make together. We typically will make a homemade pizza, do a taco night with lots of small bowls of fixings to add for fun or a pasta night. When we have had these occasions, our top two choices are Tangled and Beauty and the Beast (can you tell my two oldest are girls?). Any other movie we have tried for "movie night" has lost my girls' interest in 20 minutes, so we always add the dinner beforehand to make sure that we do something that engages them fully!
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Do you have suggestions to help dads more comfortably participate in "mommy and me" events?

Tracy Balderach

Jump in with both feet and embrace the role of caregiver! Set those play dates, strike up conversation with the Moms, Dads, nannies, grandparents, etc and spend time figuring out what makes you a good stay at home Dad. Your child will appreciate reaping the rewards from your gifts and other caregivers will learn from you too!
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Please share a link to a photo of a great birthday cake you made or bought.

Tracy Balderach

My mother in law gave me a vintage sailor suit that belonged to my husband. It inspired me for my son's first birthday and we did a sailor party. I decided to make a cake tier with sailboat cupcake toppers. All of the kids got sand buckets filled with goodies to go. It was such a fun theme! http://www.thebalderachs.com/2012/04/sailor-and-his-mates.html
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