Preschool Ponderings

It seems like preschool came out of nowhere. Once the new year began, it’s like an internal clock went off, yelling at me to figure out what my son’s first step toward school would be. And good thing it did because January is when all the open house programs happen and registration begins in February. […]

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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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An ode to my father

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Monkeys are funny. I love you. I’m not really one for writing lyrical odes, but the title sounded nice. This blog post is in honor of Father’s Day. I can always depend on my dad for comic relief, “that’s what she said jokes” and a supportive smile. He’s my […]

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Bedtime

Some nights when I work late, there’s nothing more I love doing than snuggling our son to sleep. I rush home as my husband stretches our two-year-old’s bedtime past 8, sometimes 9pm.┬áBut his weariness is so worth the relief I feel as his body hits mine, reuniting our souls together as the day comes to […]

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Who hid the Easter Eggs?

There’s a lot of posts out there about how to make the best egg hunt for Easter, but no one really addresses how much a disaster public scavenger hunts are. My expectations were set by scrolls of perfect Instagram photos with kids smiling as they gracefully kneel down to pick up a precious egg they […]

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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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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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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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