My nine month old.

My nine month old is blossoming by the day. Whereas from about four months to eight, she mostly stayed in a similar [sedentary] groove, I am forced now to look ahead to the ever-nearing end of babyhood. My nine month old crawls. She officially started on August 13, 2011 at about 8.5 months old. SheRead more

A day at Wild Waves Theme Park.

Last Thursday we “spontaneously” (for us, we are typically planners and this day trip was only conceived a few days in advance) trekked up to Federal Way, WA for a day of family fun in the sun. Does that sound like a Wild Waves ad? Cheesy though it may sound, we had a blast. WaterRead more

Ninety [90] Days of Paleo and Crossfit.

This coming weekend marks three months since I embarked on this journey. One month later I graduated from the On Ramp class, which means I have now been doing legit Crossfit workouts for two months. And by “legit” I mean, modified for not-so-crazy-fit status. I’m not sure I do any workouts, as they say, Rx.Read more

Mid-summer is a brief reprieve.

Ahhhhh, a post. This is what I’ve been longing to do for days now. Weeks? How long has it been? Time is slipping through my fingers as usual. Our recent weekend adventures that involve days of prepping the week before and bleed into the week after have sapped most semblance of normalcy around here. WeRead more

A nice day.

Sometimes a nice day is just exactly what one needs. Not a fantastic day, or even a great one; these often are sandwiched by build-ups and let-downs (or in the mom’s case clean-up). Too much grandiose calls for exhaustion. And that pull-push pendulum of frenetic energy and depletion is exactly where we’ve been lately. TodayRead 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

Turning a day around.

Sorry to everyone waiting for the Part II of M&M’s birth story. I’ve been otherwise occupied this week! Last night my baby sister (I’m the oldest of four) graduated from high school. This caused me to be out until about 11pm and, with pumping and decompressing, I didn’t get to sleep until midnight. I typicallyRead 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