Sixteen Months

Happy Sixteen Month Birthday, Siena! You had a well child check-up this past week, and here are your stats: length – 31 inches weight – 20 pounds I’m including some pictures of you at your appointment. (Click here to see pictures from earlier doctor visits.) For my own memory, here’s a snapshot of your development. […]

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St. Valentine Surprises

Four years (and about one week) ago today, I had just met HawkInWinter in person for the first time.  We met on CatholicMatch.com and had exchanged lengthy emails and telephone conversations, but it was early February of 2006 when I flew to his state to visit friends and cousins, and met him “for reals.”  Before my […]

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Have You Ever?

Are you embarrassed to admit you gave your kids the Bepto-Bismol flavored pink conversation hearts you can’t stand? Feel a twinge of guilt as you select the Repeat Play option as you set your toddler in front of Baby Einstein? Worried what people would think if they knew you change into your workout clothes as […]

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Tips From the Trenches: Toddler Edition

Thanks for the positive feedback on Wednesday’s Tips From The Trenches: Infant Edition. Here’s what I’ve learned so far about raising a toddler from my family, friends, and fifteen month old Siena: Seconds? No matter how resourceful you think you are, don’t tell your husband that you added apple and cherry baby food puree to […]

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Tips From the Trenches: Infant Edition

I have collected some tidbits from various emails to new parents who had asked for any and all advice. I’ve put them together with cheesy titles like those online articles that keep us reading but don’t really teach much. Hopefully this will be more helpful than the real thing? Get Used To Used Lots of […]

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Not Me! Monday

Welcome to another Not Me! Monday, a blog carnival started by MckMama over at her blog. It was born out of her desire to admit some of her imperfections and reveal a few moments she’d rather forget. You may find it therapeutic to join in and do the same thing! Click this button or one […]

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Not Me! Monday

I’m back! Who knew that starting a blog would mean adding one more thing to feel guilty about? After nearly seven months without a post, I have a few stored up and hope to get back into the swing of things again. We’re using a different program for posting pictures, so it shouldn’t take me […]

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