parenting

My husband is my parenting partner and so much more

May 6, 2014
J and A

Sometimes I wonder if it really is 2014. I got a pitch last week in my inbox for recipes even Dad can handle. Wait, what? My husband is a much better cook than I am. And while I understand that historically Mom is the one in the kitchen, one shouldn’t assume that dads can’t handle it. It’s …

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And then there were two…

April 29, 2014
And now I'm the mom of two...

I had my second baby – a freaking ADORABLE little man – just eight weeks ago and I feel GREAT.  And (shhh, don’t tell anyone I said this), this is EASY.  Yep, I said it.  Life with a newborn and a 22-month old girl (who is quite spirited, I might add) is EASY. After hearing from …

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Make sure your kids hear you say “I’m sorry.”

March 17, 2014
The importance of saying I'm Sorry to your kids

  Parenting. It’s such a crazy journey. There’s no guide book, no how-to manual. It’s all flying by the seat of your pants and praying you’re doing something right. Sometimes we do things we aren’t proud of. That’s where I am. Sitting at the crux of feeling guilty and knowing everyone makes mistakes. See, I’ve become  a yeller. I’m not …

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Saying adios to the pacifier

August 6, 2013
paci featured

I hate deciphering the weather. You look outside. It’s a bit cloudy and you think it’s going to be no big deal, then all of a sudden – BOOM, CRASH – there’s a torrential downpour, constant lightening and thunder so loud you know you won’t see the cats for days. Then other times, you stare at …

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A little encouragement goes a long way

April 29, 2013
encouragement needed

Yesterday we took the kids to Costco.  It’s an event that never ends well. No one wants to stay in the cart. There’s whining.  The samples don’t come fast enough or god forbid, they don’t like them.  The kids want to wander down every aisle.  I am pretty sure we’ve never left without tears. A fun …

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Did you know a chair can be symbolic?

April 15, 2013
Svan, birthday, Signet chair

It’s starting. I know it seems so minor, but to me, it’s huge, epic even. Bug no longer wants to use his “youth” chair. The high chairs we use for our kids grow with them. Bug first sat in his at 6 months old and up until last week, he sat in it every day for three …

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