Category Archives: Parenting

2011: The Year in Review.

This holiday season I spent the better part of a week custom designing calendars for some of our family as gifts. I also did photo books for each girl. That amounts to a lot of time spent sifting through photos … Continue reading

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December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the … Continue reading

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Busty: husband, partner, baby-daddy, friend.

There aren’t really words enough to articulate my thanks for Tony. As I type this he is out flushing the antifreeze from my undriveable-for-fear-of-that-clunking-noise car (reliable, what?). Oh, yeah, he also got up at 4am to go Black Friday shopping … Continue reading

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Quiet weekends.

You know that feeling, when your Saturday is coming to a close, and your stomach drops a little at the thought of another crazy week? And then you remember that tomorrow is Sunday. And that your Sunday is free!* That. … Continue reading

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Six months without sleep equals…night weaning?

M&M is now eleven months old. And her parents are eleven months exhausted. Give or take. I’m now looking back fondly on the first five months of co-sleeping, but it clearly did not suit M as well as it did … Continue reading

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Flexibility (as a family, through this transition).

Any brewing post ideas I ever have are long and involved. Or at least beyond the 5-10 consecutive free minutes I have had the past two weeks. And no, I am not exaggerating. With classes beginning next week I know … Continue reading

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Four years old.

My first baby is now four years old. Four years ago I brought a living being into this world. I don’t think the shock and awe of that, and wonder at the way the time passes, will ever go away. … Continue reading

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I could have cried into my [delicious, Paleo] chicken dinner.

Dot is a picky eater. Her 4th birthday is just around the corner and I tell myself it’s just a phase and remind myself that I, too, could not be persuaded to keep an open mind where things I thought … Continue reading

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Freedom Flowers.

Now a week old, this bouquet has definitely seen better days. Last Friday morning Dot and I went on a Starbucks date before her doctor’s appointment. Yes, another doctor’s appointment! After a week battling the high fever, there was only … Continue reading

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Before Noon.

If I ever wonder why I prefer to be in bed long before 9pm I will refer to this post. This is not necessarily a typical day, then again I’m not sure what typical even looks like in this raising-little-kids … Continue reading

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