Maclaren Much?

As the boys and I begin to get a feel for our new area, we've been venturing out and enjoying various hotspots in town.  A few of our earliest outings have been to the newer shi-shi outdoor mall a mere five minutes down the road.  I so love many aspects of this mall.  It is brimming with activity, including a children's train that circulates around the interior walking space and toots its horn (my little boys are crazy for it...)  I love that it has favorite haunts such as Nordstroms, … [Read more...]

Thankful

This morning, I am truly thankful for my husband, ET, and for all that he does for our family. He has been away since Friday for a weekend with "the guys," an annual tradition, and I know that he will come back refreshed and renewed - they're a great group of men! There's nothing like a weekend on my own with the kiddos to remind me of how blessed we are to have a daddy who is so interested in being involved in the day to day life of our family's life...C has been asking for his daddy all … [Read more...]

Thank You, Alice

My friend, Alice Gunther, has written a book, Haystack Full of Needles, about homeschooling and socialization. Here is the a quote from the forward by Laura Berquist, as mentioned on A Family Centered Life:“It is a book about charity. It is a book about how to love your fellow homeschoolers, and how to demonstrate that love. It is a book about how to model the virtues of hospitality, kindness and patience for your children. It gives many excellent suggestions on how to find other … [Read more...]

Working Mom?

“Women in your generation can do it all! Be wonderful wives and mothers and top-notch career women at the same time!”Is this line as familiar to you as it is to me? And what do you all think? I think it’s a little more complicated than that.Here’s our situation. I’m a lawyer, blessed with an ideal, flexible arrangement that allows me to work very part time and stay home full time. I work 10-15 hours each week, all in the evenings from home after my kids are in bed, except we hire a … [Read more...]

Help us out here…

So, since we now have a new readership of hard core breast feeders, perhaps someone can advise on what I should do about my 5 month old biting me? He doesn't have teeth yet, but he is teething, and he is quite enjoy a chomp and pull maneuver which makes me scream out loud. He tends to do this towards the end of a feeding, when he is getting bored and playful.Also, loyal reader K is having a problem with whining with her two year old, especially when they have been travelling on the weekend, … [Read more...]

SwaddleMe… will you marry me?

GREAT thanks to you ladies who recommended this product. My angel baby was fast becoming addicted to cosleeping, and her sleep was getting lighter and her mood fussier. I've never been able to make swaddling with a regular blanket work for me, perhaps because my larger babies can get their arms out easily, so the swaddle loses its snuggling effect. And then came SwaddleMe.I comfortably SwaddleMe'd Angelina last night with her soft arms tight against her chest, popped the pacifier in her mouth, … [Read more...]

The Great NFP Battle

For an interesting post, touching upon many of the same themes we have been discussing here, check out this article from And Sometimes Tea. And no, it's not my other blog, different Red. … [Read more...]

Gender Confusion

Dash (age 2.5) likes to talk about what he wants to be when he grows up.This week he wants to be "a flatbed truck driver with a forklift."Tonight Grandma asked him, "What is Mommy was going to be when she grows up?"Dash: "A Daddy."Grandma: "And what is Daddy going to be when he grows up?"Dash: "A Grandma." … [Read more...]

Women’s Lib?

Mary (age 3): I am a mommy doctor. I am a mommy and a doctor, so I have two heads, a mommy head and a doctor head. One head comes out of my cheek. … [Read more...]

A Means to an End

My brother was married this weekend, and naturally this got me thinking about family and relationships. As parenting is never far from my mind these days, I was also thinking about the attachment parenting and breastfeeding discussions we have been having here, and I was surprised to find some important lessons for my own parenting.I come from a remarkably close knit family. As young adults, my brothers continue to be one another's best friends, and though they are living a hip life in the city … [Read more...]


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