Wear and return

The American postal service deserves a more credit than IĀ give it. I’m amazed that I can slap an address sticker on a package, put it in a mailbox, and in a few days, it will be delivered across the country. I know it isn’t perfect, but it’s a pretty remarkable service and one of the […]

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Recycle and relax

It’s a new year and I’ve made a few resolutions that can help make my life better. I feel like sharing them with you on this blog helps legitimize them so I have to follow through. First, I want to reduce my carbon footprint by recycling more. Nothing makes a person more concerned about the […]

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The sickness

It’s hard being a parent. But it’s especially hard when you have a sick kid. The last few days were some of the hardest in my life. Leigh had his first real cold. He started coughing and then developed a runny nose. He was miserable. I felt so awful because there was really no easy […]

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You’ve got mail

Every holiday season, I spend a few hours writing out Christmas cards to friends and family. It’s a lot of work, but I love doing it. It’s a tradition I’ve kept since realizing how nice it is to get a piece of mail that isn’t a bill. Sending Christmas cards is a commitment! We usually […]

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Sleeping through the night

Everyone wants to know: “Is he sleeping through the night yet?” I dread this question. It seems like an innocent thing to ask, but it’s a sore subject for many moms, like me. Some parents are lucky. Their baby sleeps 10-14 hours every night. I don’t hate those moms. I’m happy for them! I hate […]

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Six months old

I posted to this blog when Leigh turned one-month-old. Then I blinked and now he’s six-months-old. Half a year has gone by and he’s grown so much. Physically, Leigh went from 9 lbs 6 oz at birth to 19 lbs 3 oz over six months. It’s amazing to realize that he’s grown from 20 inches […]

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Food for thought

At Leigh’s four-month doctor’s appointment, the pediatrician gave us the go-ahead to start feeding him solids. At first I was excited, but then I started to realize maybe I wasn’t ready for that stage yet. Starting solids is a big step for a baby who has only had mother’s milk his whole existence. I was […]

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