I very much wish I was writing to you from Barbados right now, but alas, we have returned. The good stuff just flies by, doesn't it? Before we left I was talking to a friend about how I’d been planning and packing for our trip for weeks. She just nodded, all knowing-like, and told me … Continue reading Eyes on the prize
My little one is nearly 22-months-old, if you can believe it. It is insane to think she is a breath away from two. I’ve barely written about her development of late (ok, I've barely written--more on that later) because it no longer feels like something I can sum up in a post. Maybe it never … Continue reading Peanut’s crazy fast development update
The holiday season is officially in full-swing and, remarkably, I actually have my shit together. This is rarely the case for me most years, despite always starting out with all sorts of seemingly achievable goals. As such, I think you’ll agree I’ve earned the right to be a little smug about it. Oh you don’t? … Continue reading Starting new traditions
I talk a lot about the pressure I put on myself as a parent and the guilt that inevitably follows when I don’t measure up (which is the majority of the time, frankly, since I rarely set realistic goals for myself). I’ve been thinking about one recurring source of guilt lately, although I’ve been reluctant to … Continue reading Confessions of a TV addict.
Jose and I finally had our very first night away. I know, I know, I’ve been hyping this thing up for weeks. The preparation for our little getaway seriously occupied my mind non-stop right to the last minute. I wrote a 4-page manifesto for Jose’s mum, cooked every meal in advance, cleaned the house, the … Continue reading How to accept help in 100 easy steps.
Weaning is extremely anticlimactic. Given all the time I spent agonizing over it, the actual experience of my last nursing session was just like any other. Nursing was part of our lives everyday for nearly 19 months and then one day it just wasn’t. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly, mind you. Maybe … Continue reading A few more thoughts about this whole weaning thing.
The babe turned 18 months last week. It’s one of those age milestones you can’t fully fathom before you get there. Or at least I couldn’t. It was just really hard to imagine what the year-and-a-half mark would look like, you know? Each new month brings so many surprises. It seems like she’s now a legit … Continue reading Adventures of an 18-month-old.
So here we are in September and I’ve been completely neglecting this here blog for over a month now. I can’t believe how quickly the summer just sped by. We were lucky enough to get to three cottages in the past month, just returning over the weekend from a whole week on Lower Buckhorn Lake. … Continue reading Back to reality.
Some weeks I feel like I’m spending every free moment thinking about what to feed my family. Whether I’m physically going to the grocery store, writing lists for the grocery store, looking up recipes (“healthy foods that toddlers love”) or actually preparing, serving and eating the food—it’s on my mind constantly. How domestic am I? … Continue reading Food for thought.
So…did I mention there were actually a ton of wonderful things about our trip? You thought it totally sucked, right? On the contrary. First off, we had absolutely perfect weather everywhere we went. Seattle was sunny and hot everyday. Alaska, notoriously unpredictable, was warm (or definitely milder than we’d anticipated) at most ports, apart from … Continue reading Trip highlights (because there were many, I swear)