September

We’re in-between seasons. And it’s the most beautiful mix of the best of the two. The days aren’t too short yet. The afternoons are sunny, warm–even hot! The mornings are crisp and cool. The leaves are so barely changing that a mostly orange tree is cause to stop and stare. And it’s harvest season (we’veRead more

Bye-bye Bottles! (and peace out pump)

As of a few weeks ago M&M is completely off bottles! Bottles have been somewhat supplemental for the past four or so months (she eats three solid meals a day) and mostly acted as a sleep aid. A Mommy-isn’t-here sleep aid. A typical week included four bottles (Tuesday: naptime with Grandma, nighttime with Daddy; Wednesday:Read more

2011: The Year in Review.

This holiday season I spent the better part of a week custom designing calendars for some of our family as gifts. I also did photo books for each girl. That amounts to a lot of time spent sifting through photos from the past year. In 2011 I added approximately 11,500 photos to my iPhoto library.Read more

December Thanks: Re-cap and People Edition.

I knew last month when I set out to pay homage to 25 Things I’m Thankful For in less than thirty days it was a rather tall order. To then take into consideration the timing of the academic term, the holiday and a first birthday and you are looking at a very tall order. AndRead more

Second Born: It’s a[nother] GIRL! (Birth Story-Part III)

Hopefully this post can catch you up. Basically my second baby (for whom gender is unknown) is about twenty minutes away from making her grand entrance. And I’ve got no drugs. Between the last posting and this one I finally got a chance to sit down with Tony and rehash some of this from hisRead more

No Babies, Bumps, Due Dates and Year Olds.

I’m currently patching together Miss M&M’s first birthday party. It’s happening one year from my (her?) due date. Which was exactly one year after I got my IUD removed. Whoa. And I realized there’s a lot to be thankful for in those anniversaries. I’m thankful for reproductive freedom and my own privilege in accessing it.Read more

Six months without sleep equals…night weaning?

M&M is now eleven months old. And her parents are eleven months exhausted. Give or take. I’m now looking back fondly on the first five months of co-sleeping, but it clearly did not suit M as well as it did her older sister. We are the zombie-like result of getting up multiple times a nightRead more

Back to the Pumpkin Patch [Liepold Farms]

File this under “freak out of the day.” Me at the pumpkin patch* last October (roughly 34 weeks pregnant) and a year later with 10.5 month M&M. Oy, the difference a year makes! *We’ve been going to Liepold Farms for three years running. I also purchased the majority of our summer produce from them atRead more