Entries Tagged as 'parenting'

Distilling love

February 14th, 2011 · No Comments · parenting

As I was writing the simple guide to festival planning, I thought ahead to Valentine’s Day and what I wanted to get out of it. Most years I think of Valentine’s Day as being inconsequential or forgettable. The commercialism surrounding the day doesn’t interest me, and the history behind St. Valentine and his annual commemoration [...]

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The bittersweet truth about firsts and lasts

February 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments · parenting

My little man. My cherub. A couple nights ago, I had stayed up working on changes to this site. By the time I went to bed, Otter woke up and stayed up for an hour or two. After that, he woke up every hour or so fussing and needing to nurse. Tig was sleeping with [...]

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Blocks

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments · parenting

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Rocket fuel baby

October 6th, 2010 · No Comments · parenting

On Monday I took O to the pedi for his one-month checkup and he weighed in at 9 pounds, 15 ounces! “What are you feeding him, rocket fuel,” she joked. Nope, just mama’s milk freely offered. Looks like he’ll eat anything, though. I can’t believe my newborn is dissolving like a smoky illusion―gone is the [...]

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{this moment}

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · parenting

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Via soulemama.

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The master in diapers

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · parenting

My friend R confessed yesterday that she yelled at her baby in the middle of the night after being up for over an hour trying to settle her back, “What do you want?!” ” “And then [my husband] took her away,” she said. I was relieved to hear her confession, as two nights ago, I [...]

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This week and end of babymoon

September 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · parenting

I must confess that I’m not much of a knitter. Most of my projects have not panned out, so I was so touched when my friend and neighbor RC dropped off this beautiful hand knit hat for O. Special time with yeh yeh. Pesto making with basil from our garden. End of babymoon This week [...]

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This week: baby love

September 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · parenting

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First few days

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · family and friends, parenting

“That’s my baby brother,” says V, who is transitioning to being a big sister as best as any toddler can. The sleeping prince. Tremendous gratitude for our friend who volunteered to be food coordinator, our downstairs neighbor, who also watched V and brought over a delicious meal (above), and my father-in-law for being our post-partum [...]

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Welcome o

September 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · parenting

Born 8/28 at 1:28pm at home 6 lbs, 4 oz 19.5 inches O’s Birth Story After several weeks of the baby’s head being parked on my bladder and Braxton Hicks that left me breathless, early labor started around 5:30′ ish or 6:00′ ish in the morning. My father-in-law took V to a friends’ house after [...]

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