Rapunzel, Rapunzel: A Tangled Birthday Party.

The past weekend we celebrated Dot’s upcoming 4th birthday with large gaggle of fellow preschoolers, a half dozen or so baby siblings, and a herd of accompanying parents. It was chaos. But the celebratory, beautiful summer Saturday morning, kind. Dot decided on a Tangled party. Not “Princesses” in general, as I’d tried to convince her.Read more

I could have cried into my [delicious, Paleo] chicken dinner.

Dot is a picky eater. Her 4th birthday is just around the corner and I tell myself it’s just a phase and remind myself that I, too, could not be persuaded to keep an open mind where things I thought I didn’t like were concerned. When I was her age…and until I was about sixteenRead more

Freedom Flowers.

Now a week old, this bouquet has definitely seen better days. Last Friday morning Dot and I went on a Starbucks date before her doctor’s appointment. Yes, another doctor’s appointment! After a week battling the high fever, there was only a brief reprieve before she came down with a massive double ear infection. Goddamn thatRead more

Before Noon.

If I ever wonder why I prefer to be in bed long before 9pm I will refer to this post. This is not necessarily a typical day, then again I’m not sure what typical even looks like in this raising-little-kids season of life. I crawl out of bed about 5:35am. I have fifteen or soRead more

Becoming a Mother: My first birth story.

My firstborn, Dot the Dotter, was birthed in a hosptial, by an Ob-gyn, in the Seattle area. Her dad and I were anxious, nervous, over-the-moon excited [unwed, basically poor] first-time parents. I went into early labor in the evening, two days past my due date. This is my account of early labor, written while IRead more

It’s a small world. My small world.

My life is a little small right now. Maybe not the best time to start blogging. With the recent arrival of Little M&M, my days mostly consist of eating, feeding, sleeping, changing, cleaning, laundry, tweeting, facebooking, etc. The focus on the little one is absolutely where is should be, and splitting attention even with three-year-oldRead more