Reduce, Reuse…

REDUCE, REUSE, recycle. There are two whole R’s before recycle yet that seems to be the one many people focus on. Recycling is wonderful but it’s not a fix-all. It’s not a cure. The amount of plastic garbage built up on our planet is disgusting. It’s not just an empty bottle rolling down your street…

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Girl

‘Girl’ is not a 4-letter-word. Our daughters are not their weapon. Never let them use them against us. Our daughters are strong. They’re loud. They’re bold. Our daughters are confident. They’re smart. They’re bright. Our daughters are joyous. The way they laugh. They way  they love. Our daughters inspire me. To be real. To be…

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Brass Tacks: Puke Hugs

They will vomit on you. I’m sorry. I really am, but…it’s true. They’ll get sick. Some very little, some a lot. And when they do the only person on this planet they’ll want is you. That’s right. YOU! Because they don’t know what sick is and that makes them scared, and they just want to…

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Brass Tacks: Milestones 2 (Talking)

THE RAMBLING OF A SPIRITED 7 YEAR OLD (who thinks he’s on The Truman Show but if The Truman Show aired on YouTube and was about Minecraft….) A billion parenting books with all of the milestones laid out. You can sign up for e-mails that update you too. In the early days there’s a constant…

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Jenzie Jones and The Terrible Twos

My sweet Baby J has officially turned two. He’s clever and quick, and finds lots of things to do. He’s picking up words now, one after another. Like Octonauts, moo cow, and Mama for mother. He claps his hands, and dances around. Now when he jumps, his feet leave the ground. His ‘NO’ is incredibly…

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Rambling Review: The New New Age

I’ve been on a search for a cool subscription box, but I’m very picky. I wanted something that sort of fell in line with my interests, wouldn’t fill my home with junk I won’t use, and  was Canadian. You’d be surprised by how restrictive those few parameters actually are. Make-up is fun but I’m not…

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End of a Season

My baby season is coming to an end. It’s bittersweet to be sure but there’s also the scent of looming freedom on the breeze. I wouldn’t describe it in the sense of shackles releasing but like a blanket of snow melting in the spring. There’s a weight to it. A warm quilt that envelopes your…

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Seasonal Planning

I get caught up in long-term plans. It stretches out endlessly getting looser and holier as I go. But by the time a season has passed I hate how I’ve blocked out my planner. I loath the font I’ve chosen. I’m sickened by the schedule I’ve created. The problem is, I also know the benefits…

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Brass Tacks: Milestones 1

PUSHING/ARM CONTROL Why is this a real milestone you may be asking? Do you even newborn bro, I may ask in return. Honestly though, if you are in the throes of dressing incredibly petite humans, you know very well by now that they are useless in this department. They do not help. It’s like trying…

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Brass Tacks 2

DAGGER NAILS The books will cover this to an extent. They let you know that mitts are good for newborns so that they don’t scratch up their tiny faces. They give you tips on when and how to trim the tiniest of nails. What they leave out is that no matter how hard you try…

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