Last week my husband went out with Finn for a few hours and came back with some outlet swag for the little guy, including some neon yellow Crocs. They might not be the coolest shoes but, I have really come to appreciate Crocs since becoming a parent and getting some handed down from cousins. … Continue reading If the shoe fits.
My son is now 16.5 months old (Howww??) and his language is really exploding of late. He can clearly pick up on what we’re saying in a way he didn’t seem to just a couple month ago. He’s even able to tell me what he wants (sometimes) and has started to try out more words. … Continue reading Language explosion.
I hate carpets. In fact, I hate all things upholstered. If an item cannot be easily washed, it has no place in my life right now. Having said that, I love anything that I can toss in the washer (and ideally the dryer too). This is not to say I like all the piles of … Continue reading This is why we can’t have nice things.
Notice anything different? That’s right, words by kathleen is now feather & pine. What’s that all about?
Just a quick post to wish all you amazing mama’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day! I know about all those many seemingly small things you do on the daily. How you try to prepare for all possible scenarios every time you leave the house with kids in tow. Or when your kids are with … Continue reading Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!
You know, as I'm sitting here contemplating what to write, it just occurred to me that I am feeling completely at ease. Oh hello there, peaceful feeling. Stick around a while, won’t ya? There are many wonderful things contributing to this. One major factor is that I finally got some much-needed rest over the weekend, … Continue reading Oh hello there, peaceful feeling.
Over the past two and half years as a parent, I’ve learned an enormous amount about my sheer capacity as a human. Parenthood is a trial by fire that taught me about resilience, compassion, ownership, adaptability and, at the heart of it all, my core values. It's still teaching me everyday. I’m not here to … Continue reading The routine.
I am not at all averse to discussing (in detail) my *eh hem* regularity. Fact. Even so, I could never have predicted just how much I would think/talk/write about the bodily fluids of my child once I became a parent. First you have the meconium, then you’re changing and endlessly oxycleaning those yellow poops out … Continue reading Oh poop.
Those first four days really had me questioning our timing. It was hard to see how all those minute, incremental successes were going to come together. I was actually quite ready to chalk it up to a failed experiment. Well thank goodness we stuck it out because it really paid off! On Saturday, we had the most … Continue reading Potty training: final thoughts.
I’d lost all hope that my child would ever willingly eat vegetables without being coerced (aka threatened or bribed). Sure I kept involving leafy produce with meals (sometimes resorting to sneaky methods), but after the good part of two years and very little success, I was beginning to think this child of mine would never … Continue reading Vegetables: the long game.