Archives for September 2008

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Another Believer

JM has oft spoken of its laurels, but not until last night did I become a believer in the beloved SwaddleMe blanket by Kiddopotamus.  Gracious me, it was amazing!!Our Baby J (7 weeks today) has been sleeping an average of 2-3 hour stretches at night, leaving his mother very tired and quite grumpy!   In general he wasn't acting very hungry upon waking and seemed to be getting plenty to eat throughout the day (weighing a stoutly 11.5 lbs. at 5 weeks!)  It was obvious to me that something else was t … [Read more...]

Facebook Face-lift

For some of our readers out there, you might be a member of the well-known Facebook.And you've probably already experienced the new look on the website.And you might dislike it just as much as the rest of the world.And me.I say they scrap the whole thing and start over! It's a mess!!For those of you yet to join, WAIT! … [Read more...]

The Hair Cut Resolution — Natural Consequences=Life Lessons

I wanted to fill you in. First, I did speak to her rather seriously in the moment, but instead of yelling I got right down on her level and talked to her in a stern voice. I also had her get out a dust pan and clean up the hair. This was the immediate consequence of her action, which I think is a good life lesson: if you make a mess, you have to clean it up, and if you do something that someone has specifically asked you not to do, they are going to be annoyed.Next, following the advice of … [Read more...]

Rich Mullins: 10/21/1955 – 9/19/1997

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May his souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.For more info on Rich Mullins, check out these links: - JesusThruMary (our loyal reader) … [Read more...]

Mothers Milk

A friend sent this article today, Swiss Restaurant to Serve Meal Cooked with Human Breast Milk. Market price--women will receive just over 3 pounds per 14 ounces of breast milk. With current exchange rates, that $5.45 per 14 ounces of milk. Finally a solution for all those lactating mothers out there who are worried about the cost of a daily Starbucks latte. Texas Mommy, you are in the money ;-)Pretty strange.h/t Lauren … [Read more...]


If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island for one year with a newborn, what three items would you bring? Easy:(1) SwaddleMe swaddling blanket, so baby and I can both sleep through the night beneath the stars (and eventually in our bamboo hut).(2) Baby Bjorn, to carry baby with me as I hunt (free range cows and chickens) and gather (berries and plants and grains and hopefully some balsamic vinegar to spruce them up)(3) Bumbo baby seat, so baby can sit upright in the shade while I … [Read more...]

The Things They Pick Up On…

Dash (3 years old) commenting on the various methods of cooking in the Incredible home:"Sometimes we cook with the grill and sometimes we cook with the stove," pausing he looked at Mommy and added, "And sometimes we cook with the coffee maker."And sometimes he is more right than he knows! The stove and grill I could live without, but don't mess with the coffee maker! … [Read more...]

Friendships by the Wayside

I really loathe having to post something negative, but I do so here because I know you are wise women and I am need of good support and counsel with regards to a difficult issue. Essentially, my dilemma boils down to this: 1) I am twenty-six yrs. old and all of my childhood friends think I am nuts. 2) I am not sure that I should care.I recently finished a month-long vacation at my parents' home in San Diego, CA. While there I met up with four of my closest friends from junior and senior high … [Read more...]

Nature’s Child

I think and hope we have had our last blast of summertime air in the Northeast. Yesterday’s temps were in the 90’s, but the rest of the week promises to be cooler. As Texas Mommy noted earlier this week, many of us LOVE the fall, and I feel very ready for its arrival.I am, however, somewhat sad to see the days of summer, and particularly summer days at the beach, come to an end. We spent the 1st week of September at the beach, and it was a very relaxing time. The first week of September is alw … [Read more...]