Big Kids At The Park

I don’t think I’m the only parent that prefers an empty park. Who tries to avoid the after school rush when possible. When your kids are still small it can be fairly stressful and frustrating. Sometimes there are pushy kids, bitey kids, sand throwers, and grabbers. Sometimes there are snot covered kids, and kids who…

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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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Lazy Days of Summer

I’m terrible at blogging in the summer. The days are long and lazy. Something in the sunshine fuels my daydreams but not my creativity. Not like the crisp of Autumn, which fuels my mind and hands. So what have we been up to for the last three months? What has filled our humid summer days?…

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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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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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Apple Feeders

Happy Autumnal Equinox! (or Happy Mabon to those who call it so) The equinox started last night but today is the first official day of Autumn! The more I search for my own spiritual path in this world the more drawn to the earth I feel. I can’t call myself a Pagan per say, but…

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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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Growth Spurts

Why do kids do so much growing all at once? They can seem the same for a long stretch, and then, out of nowhere, they are a completely different person. I’m always wanting them to grow, and learn, and then when they do I want it to slow down. Did I savour them enough? Did…

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The Monster Turned 4

    Why is it that days can seem so long, but years so, very, very short? My baby is a big boy now. He’s so smart, and funny, and tall! I’m never prepared for his birthdays. So many feels. I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life. Everyday he gets…

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