Brass Tacks Milestones: 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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One

That first year. Oh man, that first year. No matter how many times you do it, it’s a whirlwind. Love, hormones, exhaustion, schedules, diapers, outfit changes, milestone after milestone, (did I mention the love?) all coming at you from every direction. Whirling, spinning, tightening, and releasing. I made a conscious effort to savour the moments.…

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The Littlest Big Girl

There’s a thing that happens when a tiny new babe enters your life. The one you had before instantly doubles in size. They are suddenly heavier, taller, smarter. The warm baby fuzz that surrounds them seems to dissipate and there they are as clear as day. Gigantic! Every. Single. Time. Baby G is so tiny.…

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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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