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Breastfeeding In The News – #17

Parenting Chit Chat - Dairy issues, walking toddlers, developmental fears, sleeping, and weaning from the pacifier Congratulations to the new parents and newly expecting parents in the playdate crashers family! We discuss breastfeeding in the … Continue Reading

Onward Into The Unknown

Today we will meet with a caseworker from our state's Early Intervention program for our first in-person meeting.  It shouldn't be a very exciting appointment -- mostly paperwork -- but hopefully after tomorrow or the next few days we will have a … Continue Reading

Change It Up!

It's that time again!  The snow is gone (here, anyway), the days are longer, and it's time to trade in our sweaters for shorts! I should be excited that my littlest one, who is just now really starting to take off walking (at almost 14 months, in … Continue Reading

Around The Interwebs

Last night, my husband directed me to a new website that he thought I would enjoy.  Not surprisingly, he was correct and I love it. (from the people that bring you is a fabulous source of nostalgia for … Continue Reading

One Day They’ll Grow Up

One day, not so long from now, my kids will be teenagers. That is the thought I had yesterday as my husband and I drove seven high schoolers on a trip for greasy burgers and hiking (great combo, no?).  My husband is a youth minister and while I do … Continue Reading

What Are You Reading?

I don't have an official book review for you today, but I would love to hear what you've been reading! Tell us in the comments below! … Continue Reading

Tricks Of The Trade

I'm a stay at home mom.  I have a very part-time job, but I consider my family and homemaking my career. Unfortunately, some days I'm pretty sure if I were being evaluated on my job performance, I'd be getting a pink slip and asked to pack up my … Continue Reading

Guest Post at!

One of Krista's blog posts is up as a guest blog at today!  Check it out here! If you're looking for adorable baby clothes and other great baby items, check out the L'ovedbaby shop!  Krista has the 4-in-1 Nursing Shawl and LOVES IT! … Continue Reading

The Day Of Fools

Yesterday's post was a little heavy (Thank you all for your very kind comments and emails, they mean a lot to me!), so today we'll just do something fun. It's April Fool's Day, so we would love to hear about the April Fool's pranks you've played … Continue Reading

Waiting and Wondering

I haven't said much about what's going on with my oldest son and I still don't want to share everything that's happening, but I'm ready to open up a little more.  So here goes... For about a year, we have been struck by how quickly and naturally … Continue Reading

Oh My.

A few weeks ago, I was at a used bookstore with Miles (2.5, above) and was looking at books in the Parenting section. He was looking around and telling me all the letters, trying to read words. I heard him say … Continue Reading

Home Again

Ahhhh, what a weekend. My husband and I had a fabulous weekend away from our kids with our friends JR and Rachel.  Friday afternoon, about an hour after returning home from a trip to Ohio (Tuesday through Friday), we greeted my mom, who had … Continue Reading

Away We Go!

We are driving home from a quick trip to Ohio right now and I'm posting this from my husband's iPhone. My apologies if there are embarrassing errors! We are racing against the clock on our drive home. If all goes well, we will arrive at the same … Continue Reading

Winding Down

I can feel that the end is coming. As my little one grows and becomes more engaged with the world around him, I sense that soon he will no longer need to have the comfort of nursing from his mama. He turned one almost a month ago. By this … Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning

I have a confession to make:  I am not the greatest housekeeper.  *insert collective gasp here* I really don't enjoy going through all of the work it takes to keep a fresh, disinfected house.  I'm far too scatterbrained to keep up with a bleaching … Continue Reading

Sunday Giggles

I thought you might enjoy a quick re-telling of something that happened in our house this morning. I was getting the boys ready for church and they needed to take a bath.  So they were in the tub while I put on my makeup.  I looked over and saw … Continue Reading

Mommy Gut

My mommy gut is bothered. Eventually I'll get into more specifics, but as for today, I'm emotionally drained from worry, anxiety, and guilt.  The short story is that my husband and I have some concerns about one of our sons, developmental … Continue Reading

Springing Forward

Daylight Savings Time is weird. Time zones, losing hours, gaining hours...that stuff gives me a headache.  So it's no surprise that I don't do much to "prepare" for Daylight Savings Time changes.  But I know some of you do, so tell me how you … Continue Reading

Lessons Learned

I learned several lessons today while preparing my husband's birthday cake. Wearing an apron makes baking approximately 76% more enjoyable. It's much easier to bake a cake when your children are napping. It's also much easier to bake a cake … Continue Reading

It’s A Date!

I am pumped. Tonight, my husband and I are going out with two of our good friends to celebrate my husband's birthday with (get this) NO KIDS!  We spend a lot of time with this couple throughout the week and weekends, but most of the time all four … Continue Reading