For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


My toddler's first trip to the movies

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 11:31pm

At what age can you take your little one to the movies and expect them to sit relatively well through it? Of course, it depends.

My husband and I took our kids – ages 7, 5 and 2 – to see Mr Popper's Penguins recently. We were pretty certain our two older kids would enjoy the movie, but not so sure about our little guy.

Fortunately, he loves penguins, and managed to watch the movie for the most part. He also really enjoyed
the popcorn and a new favorite... Sprite.

If It's Too Quiet...

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 1:29pm

Whoever said silence is golden didn't know much about kids. Experienced parents know that silence is often a sure sign of trouble. If the kids are too quiet, they're likely to be up to something.

Baby Modelquins at Oglethorpe Mall!

by MJarrell on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 6:52pm

My children are beautiful-seriously. I know every mother thinks her baby is the future face of Gerber or the next Grand Prize Winner in Regis Philbin's search for the most beautiful baby in America, but let me assure you I am not just another prejudiced mother. All sarcasm and indulgence aside, my toddler boys, Camden and Cavan, are my pride and joy, photogenic or not-most of the time they run from the camera screaming!

Candy-Colored Carpet: A Lesson in Supervision

Candy-Colored Carpet: A Lesson in Supervision

by MJarrell on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 3:19pm
The morning started like most others, and I awoke to the pleasant sound of Cavan (my youngest, now almost 2) laughing in his crib in the room down the hall. I changed his diaper, got his milk, and then sent him off to work destroying my living room.

Camden woke and I fetched his morning cup, too. Later in the morning, after my second cup of coffee, I thought I might be able to sneak off for a shower. The boys were playing peek-a-boo in my clothes closet, a walk-in closet in the master bath.

Precious Bedtime

by MJarrell on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 2:52pm

Are the children all in bed? Now it's eight-o-clock.

Calm, Cool, and Collected

by MJarrell on Sun, 06/27/2010 - 3:28pm

Entry from my blog Smooth Sailing with Camden and Cavan (

Yes, that was my toddler who crash-landed his trike into the lagoon...

by MJarrell on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 7:47am

This past weekend, Ryan and his two little boys were enjoying a Father's Day stroll along one of the neighborhood golf courses when Cavan's tricycle spun off the golf cart path and down a small hill, landing my toddler into the murky lagoon. I was still cleaning up from breakfast when the lot showed up at the front door. Ryan, shoeless because he had torn one in the fight to rescue Cavan, was wet from the knees down.

Meet the Swim Team and The Importance of Childproof Locks!

Meet the Swim Team and The Importance of Childproof Locks!

by MJarrell on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:10am

I had my reservations about sharing this story, but I thought I should get it down just for the sake of posterity, and please, before you judge me, or worse call child protective services, just remember this: my boy tots are 19 months apart in age, and I'm pretty sure they are both geniuses. So, here we go.

Moving to Savannah and Poo in My Face!

by MJarrell on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:50am

We have been living in our Savannah home for 2 months now. I am still unloading miscellaneous boxes, and Ryan has just turned the back of the house into a "hard hats required" zone. We do have new lighting in the living room, and we have managed to get one wall painted and two others partially stripped. The boys require constant attention, so progress is slow. They want to be everywhere Daddy is, which is adorable, but Cavan really is too young for power tools.

Hello Savannah Mommies!

by MJarrell on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 10:17pm

Hello Savannah Mommies! Our family has just relocated to Savannah, GA (8 weeks or so ago), and I am happy I stumbled upon the Coastal Mommies site. My baby boys Camden and Cavan (3 and 22 mos. respectively) keep me on the run. When I am not busy changing diapers, I am unloading miscellaneous boxes.  Because of my husband's job, this makes our 3rd move in 16 months! Needless to say because of our recent moves, I am an at-home mommy for now. We love the coast and are hoping to call Savannah home for many years.

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