Where the Time Goes (hint: it’s the naps).

Something has been different lately. The last month or so. No, it’s not the job. Or the coursework. Or the weather or the money or….or. It’s the children. And it’s their schedules. Dot and M&M attend two separate daycares. Pre-daycare M napped twice a day, an hour or so in both the morning and afternoon.Read 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

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

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

Second Born: It’s [still] a surprise! (Birth Story-Part II)

Major blogging fail on my part. First, I never meant to make this thing two parts. Second, I never intended for a couple six(!) months to pass in between. So I apologize to all my readers. If you’re just coming in now, my first birth may be of interest to you. And then there’s PartRead 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