Babies Be Nappin’

 I see and hear a lot of parents getting overwhelmed (especially at the beginning) about nap time. They heard all of these horror stories about poor sleep schedules and routines gone awry, They read all of these books that paint beautiful pictures and bolster unrealistic expectations. And when it fails, all that strict routine, all…

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Five O

In the first weeks of my pregnancy with O I was terrified. Our first pregnancy had ended in miscarriage at 11 weeks, a blow I never even considered, which left me blind-sided and crushed. But here we were again. The stick said we were go, but instead of feeling elation, I felt scared. My OBGYN…

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Running Interference

That feral, guttural, sound. Most parents who are currently in the throws of (or who have valiantly survived) the 5 and under set, know what I’m talking about. It’s the sound small humans make when they are about to lash out. It’s the warning alarm that let’s you know someone is about to turn wild.…

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The Gigs

Sometimes we have hard days. Sometimes our voices rise higher than I’d like. Sometimes I take a long shower as soon as my husband gets in the door and takes his boots off. Sometimes 4 year olds are hard. Sometimes 31 year olds are really hard. Sometimes I am plagued by doubt. The other day…

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A Long Week and the Satisfaction of Hard Work Done

Laundry. Never ending laundry. That first of the year-all visitors/house guests gone-all consuming laundry. Done. Kids scrubbed, jammied, snuggled into nice clean bedding. PUKE! Repeat. PUKE! Repeat. PUKE PUKE PUKE PUKE ALL THE PUKE! Laundry. Never Ending Laundry. So, it was a long week. The 24 hour flu cycled through each of us, making it…

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Miss Marceline Grey: One Year and a Tea Party

  Fact. Time flies when you’re having fun. This last year has been full of new. New adventures, new milestones, a new home, a new town, but biggest and bestest, a new life. A big, bright, beautiful life, called Grey! One hour labour/delivery should have prepared me for how fast she’d be but her growth…

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The ToothFairy and a Magical Life

I want my children to live a magical life. Lately the subject of Kris (Kringle) and his compatriots has been everywhere I look. There are many who believe that telling your children about these Guardians is akin to lying. I wholeheartedly disagree! Some people believe that it’s useless in the grown up world (so why…

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E3

The Tank turned Three. I’ll be honest here, I feel like she’s been 3 for awhile now. She’s so tall, and verbal, and her fine motor skills are already pretty tight. There were certainly moments of frustration when I had to take a step back and remind myself that she was only two! She had…

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A Very Merry Unbirthday!

My sweet baby G is 6 months old today. I can’t believe half a year has passed since she joined our family. Milestones are rushing past, not unnoticed, unrecognized, or uncelebrated. Too quickly though, it seems. (As far as we’re planning) She is our last. Every day she grows, and it’s both beautiful and bittersweet.…

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