Poetry Tea Time

In need of a mid-morning break? Discover poetry tea time. Eager young children looking for attention are an added bonus. Throw on a kettle of water to warm, sort through your varieties of tea, pour out a little honey and serve up a small dish of treats. Grab a book of poetry and light a […]

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Road trip to Steel City

After more than a year of not traveling, we were ready to hit the road this spring after getting vaccinated. Not yet ready for a plane ride, my husband and 5-year-old son took our Chevy SS for a road trip to Pittsburgh the week before Memorial Day. Face masks and social distancing provided an extra […]

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Toddler Teeth

I am a mom with good intentions and lots of faults. I forget to send gloves. I let my little one sneak a piece of chocolate first thing in the morning. And I’m no good at keeping my patience during bedtime. One thing I am exceptionally bad at is brushing my toddler’s teeth. It used […]

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LEGO Lunatic

Now entering the next phase of my son’s life: LEGO mania. One day, grandma innocently gave her grandson a basic LEGO builder box and he was instantly hooked. That was 5 months ago. Not a day has passed when Leigh hasn’t played with LEGOs. He’s officially a LEGO lunatic. It’s not a bad thing. It’s […]

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Say cheese

My two-year-old has a digital camera. It’s a kid’s point-n-shoot my husband found at a recycling center. And it’s perfect for him. It’s easy to operate and will survive a drop from three feet in the air. Unlike with a film camera, Leigh can take endless amounts of photos on his digital one. Miss half […]

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Arizona Spring Training

I like to think we’re fearless parents (although I have a lot of fears when it comes to parenting). We bring our kid with us everywhere. We do our grocery shopping together. We take him to movies. We bring him to date night dinners, hockey games and sports conventions. It’s hard to imagine a life […]

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Bushel and a Peck

It’s a rare weekend when we don’t have anything to do and while there are plenty of projects to do around the house, I’m a fan of getting out so I don’t have to think about all the cleaning I really should be doing. Seriously. The house is a mess. There are black tumble weeds crawling […]

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Go Cubs (at Miller Park)

Tailgating. Fly balls. And running weiners. We took Leigh to his (and our) first baseball game at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, July 30, risky business in the middle of summer, but we got lucky and scored good weather — not too hot. Cubs beat the Brewers 4 to 2 so we stuck around […]

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Weaning

Watching your baby grow into a toddler is an awesome part of parenthood. Everyone warned me that they grow up so quick, but they forget to mention how awesome it is to witness. Being a part of a human being’s development is both humbling and stressful. You worry all the time about screwing something up. […]

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Transitioning to Toddlerhood

They say when your baby turns one-year-old, they are no longer consider a baby. Sad, I know, but inevitable. I am now the mother of a toddler. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary correctly defines a toddler as “one that toddles,” aka learning to walk. We are definitely in that stage. My baby, I mean toddler, is more […]

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