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Hello Dolly

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I tell you what, these blog post titles for this little phase with Spencer just write themselves. I can't tell you how many times I snorted at yesterday's post title, "Hair's the Problem." Probably because we live in Kentucky, and sometimes "Here" … Continue Reading

Hair’s The Problem

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I really thought we would be done with strange sleep issues by now. The boys are 4 and 2.5 years old and while we still deal with them coming to our bed each and every night, I didn't think we'd still have a sleep problem like this. So what's the … Continue Reading

I miss sleep.

*yawn* I'm tired, folks. It's been a little over four years since my oldest child was born and I can count on one hand the number of nights I've slept all the way through the night in a bed by myself or just with my husband. I'm so sick and tired … Continue Reading

Farewell, Naptime

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It pains me to write the following sentence:  Miles no longer takes naps. Allow me to grieve for a moment.  Once upon a time, I had successfully gotten through the very rough months of having a toddler and an infant.  There were brief times when … Continue Reading

A New Challenge

It has nothing to do with this topic, but here's Spencer hoarding all of his uncle Carter's Xbox controllers

My children have upped the ante. You know how last week I was whining about how my kids aren't sleeping in their beds and how things had to change?  Well, apparently my children are reading the blog. Last night, two nights into our visit at … Continue Reading

Where did YOU sleep last night?

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Oh friends.  This post is a long time coming.  I need to share this with you. I have some serious sleep malfunctions going on in my family right now.  No one is sleeping in their own bed all night.  No one.  And they haven't been for over a … Continue Reading

Review & Giveaway: Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star

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There's nothing like hearing the soft, peaceful sound of your baby sleeping soundly.  I love knowing that they are calm and safe in their beds, recharging their sweet bodies for a new day.  My boys have always listened to music while going to sleep … Continue Reading

A Glass Full of Updates – #23

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Jamie demonstrates her new SodaStream! More about the ABC Kids Expo here! Link from Shaina:  How the Breastfeeding Industry is Killing Breastfeeding O.R.E. Originals Trumpette Krista and Jamie discuss moving Post-Partum Depression … Continue Reading

Are You Getting Some?

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  Our bodies were designed for it, we need it, we crave it. But when little people enter our world, it gets harder and harder to find time for it. Yep, thats right. SLEEP. Sleep deprivation is no joke. A recent study by the National Sleep … Continue Reading

Relocation Regression

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(Yes, I know it doesn't rhyme.) As I look around our new house, I only see a few boxes left unpacked.  There are still some bare walls (we need to buy a ladder and hang a large painting on our living room wall, for one) and our dining room is … Continue Reading

Grandma Mornings

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There are many things I could say about why grandparents are so important and wonderful.  I could write about how they provide family history for their grandchildren, filling in the gaps for future generations.  I could tell you how grandparents have … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Led By Baby

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Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the second post in a two-part series on routine vs. on demand. Be sure to read Jamie's post, "Both Sides:  Parent Guided Routines". The … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Parent Guided Routines

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Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the first post in a two-part series on routine vs on demand. Be sure to check out  Krista’s side, "Led By Baby". Before I had my first child, I … Continue Reading

My Little Roommates

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Late night games, flashlights and ghost stories, forts and glow in the dark army men. I guess you could say I have a romanticized view of sibling roommates. Possibly because I had a nice experience of rooming together with my older sister until … Continue Reading

Springing Forward

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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

The Other Side Of Grumpy

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"Oh, hello happy child!  I've missed you!" My baby turned one last week.  He also had his one year well child appointment on Tuesday and with that appointment of course came his vaccinations.  He got three, including the chickenpox and Hepatitis A … Continue Reading

Impromptu Potty Training Boot Camp!

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We're discussing potty training (among other things) on this week's podcast, which isn't quite ready yet.  So to get you warmed up, here's a quick post about beginning potty training with my son Miles.  Stay tuned for more great posts and information … Continue Reading

It Doesn’t Last Forever

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A running theme in my life is this: "It doesn't last forever. It's only a phase. You can do this." Whether it's the constant state of disarray in my house, the sleepless nights, or the repetition of 'round-the-clock feedings, it's helpful to … Continue Reading

Catching Up Is Fun To Do – #14

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Breaking up may be hard to do, but catching up is fun to do, and that's exactly what we're doing on Episode #14!  Jamie shares about how she is adjusting to being a mom of three, with twin newborns and an 18 month old at home!  Krista tells about … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Resting Easier Rooming In

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Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the second post in a two-part series on co-sleeping. Be sure to read Krista's post, A Case for Co-Sleeping.   I love my baby, but I love … Continue Reading