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

Five.

Five years of motherhood. And a five year old girl. Straddling the line between big and little. In the world we move in, filled with babyhood and preschoolers, five (and tall for that!) towers. Yet headed for baby status [kindergarten] in the fall. Dot is as much herself as she has ever been. She’s quickRead more

A Big IF.

IF I were to blog, I would talk about…  Officially graduating with my bachelor’s in social work last weekend. What a great experience walking was, even as it was inconvenient and much of the ridiculously complicated family dynamics/logistics mirrored completing a degree as a parent. That I graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE and didn’t even knowRead more

First day of daycare.

This sweet little face knew something was up yesterday morning. The Monday after “spring forward” Daylight Savings was a somewhat unfortunate time for a first day, especially because I was supposed to be at an 8am training. Initially I was going to let Tony do the drop-off (once I realized the time change meant MRead more

Endings and Beginnings (and more change).

Aside from my (likely over-the-top) whole30 coverage, It’s been pretty quiet around here lately. That is not for lack of happenings. Much has been going on behind the scenes and the past week marked a “coming out” of sorts that I’ve been eager to find the time to expand on the blog as well. Re-cap:Read more

Fourteen Months.

There’s a milestone looming (in the next week, eek!) that probably doesn’t mean much to most mothers. I had no idea it would be so significant for me–for us. Dot was a rough, pretty high-needs baby. And at fourteen months, within a matter of days, she began both walking and sleeping through the night. ARead 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