Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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obligatory santa photos

obligatory santa photos

Continuing to check off the Holiday-Good-Parent list, I took the kiddos to visit Santa Claus this past weekend. Local folks: for future reference, Brown's Orchard has a great Santa, it's free and you can take your own camera. Holden was surprisingly well-behaved and GB was surprisingly non "strange" (people in this area say your kid is "strange" if they cry when someone who isn't their mom holds them).

There was a family in front of us whose baby was crying and older son was having none of Santa. I could tell the mom was ready to just give up and call it, but I offered to take a photo of all of them so they could get in with the kids. #solidarity, mama. I know how long it must have taken you to get your kids dressed and out the door--I'm not about to let you leave here without your damn Santa photo.

Here's how our Santa photo shoot went:

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

No one is looking.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

GB is looking.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

Santa is looking.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

GB and Santa are looking.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

Holdy is almost looking and now no one else is.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

GB steals Santa's hat.

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

"Did he really?"

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

"Oh yes, he did!"

Visiting Santa 2014 @ohbotherblog

The hat thief. No remorse.

merry christmas from oh bother

merry christmas from oh bother

still not letting it go: we went to a "Frozen" tea party

still not letting it go: we went to a "Frozen" tea party