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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Brass Tacks 1

Look, I read the books too. The What To Do’s, the What Not To Do’s, the User Manuals. They had a lot of great advice. They answered many important questions about building your babe, about labour and delivery. Some answered questions about what happens after, the feeding, the sleeping, the fevers, the teething. That’s pretty…

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Cherries on a Summer Day

Summer is in full swing and so is our cherry tree. When we first moved here we thought it was a crab apple tree but much to our surprise, gorgeous Rainier cherries popped out. Last summer was a wash. The temperature here went from snow to scorching hot to freezing cold and then back in…

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