Percy Prints for Jordin’s Journey. April 30, 2012
(Try saying that three times fast!) The first shop that I am featuring is Percy Prints, who you may have seen around my blog over the past few weeks.  Percy Prints happens to be owned and operated by my sister, Rachel, →MORE...

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Looming. April 27, 2012
On Wednesday night, I attended the orientation meeting for the French immersion preschool that we enrolled Charlotte in for the fall.  And OH.MY.WORD., parenting is suddenly about to become five million times more complicated. Earthquake kits!  EARTHQUAKE KITS!  With two full →MORE...

Filed as Sarah Parenthood Charlotte Charlotte's twosies; 24-36 months Multilingualism Learning French 


Letter to my punkins: 33 months. April 25, 2012
Dear Charlotte, You hit two years and nine months last week. You may have noticed that I did not write you a letter last month…and you will also probably notice that there is a significant lack of photographs of you taken →MORE...

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On naming an entity the size of a lime. April 23, 2012
I am sure that there comes a point in every marriage when one spouse looks at the other and is nonplussed, maybe even irritated, by what they see – and in my marriage, that point happens to be intrinsically linked to →MORE...

Filed as Conversations Sarah Donald Marriage Parenting choices 


Friday notes: Jordin’s Journey and…bubbles. April 20, 2012
As a reminder for those of you who live in southern California and might be interested: the TGI Friday’s restaurant at The Block in Orange is hosting a benefit for Jordin’s Journey.  You can go any time between 11:00 A.M. and →MORE...

Filed as Blogging Charlotte Photographs of Charlotte Charlotte's twosies; 24-36 months 


Her compassion. April 19, 2012
Yesterday afternoon I snapped at Charlotte because she made a mess in the bathroom while I was washing dishes – and you know what?  IT WAS MY FAULT.  I was too busy focusing on my activity to tend to her needs.  →MORE...

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The heartbeat. April 17, 2012
Yesterday was my first midwifery appointment, so I pawned my daughter off on my unsuspecting (and infinitely patient) sister. Sometimes people comment on this blog about how patient I seem, which just goes to show that blogs are really a miniscule →MORE...

Filed as Sarah Extended family Schlothan Pregnancy First trimester Parenthood Motherhood Parenting choices Birth choices Charlotte Emotion Love 


Evidence that chickens will eat anything.  And I mean ANYTHING. April 16, 2012
We found out that we were expecting the first weekend of March.  I bought a pregnancy test on the way to a five-year-old’s birthday party and took the test in the bathroom while Charlotte and Donald made quality bounce-house memories together. →MORE...

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Climbing. April 16, 2012
Charlotte is and always has been a climber.  She doesn’t run as quickly as other children her age, she cannot balance on a skateboard or ride a two-wheel bicycle without training wheels or catch a ball someone throws at her…but oh, →MORE...

Filed as Daily photograph Wild child Charlotte Photographs of Charlotte Play Outdoor play activities 


Jordin’s Journey. April 13, 2012
Okay, there is ONE last thing that I want to do before moving on to pregnancy stuff…I kind of, sort of want to tell you about a little girl named Jordin and the charity fundraiser that is being organized in her →MORE...

Filed as Beliefs and opinions Pregnancy Parenthood 


Gratitude. April 12, 2012
Before I begin waxing on and on about pregnancy (because you know I will) (and also, because I have the single most disgusting morning sickness story and crap like that just can’t be contained), I wanted to take a moment to →MORE...

Filed as Beliefs and opinions Blogging Sarah Pregnancy Charlotte Charlotte's twosies; 24-36 months Kid-isms by Charlotte Emotion Love 


Surprise! April 10, 2012
After many long months of tryingOur house will be filled with much crying    Whether girl or a boy    We are both filled with joyAnd here is some proof we’re not lying: We hit ten weeks yesterday.  Our first appointment →MORE...

Filed as Ridiculous poetry Sarah Donald Pregnancy 


A gem in my life. April 09, 2012
A few years ago, I found myself seated at a table with two good friends of mine: one Chinese and one white.  And at one point in the conversation, the white woman made a comment about the way Asian people smell →MORE...

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On needs, sick days, and happiness. April 05, 2012
Over the past, er, thirty-two months and change, I have found that my happiness as a parent and a woman is contingent upon a few factors. I need to feel GOOD about my relationships – with Charlotte, with Donald, with my →MORE...

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The battlefield. April 03, 2012
“Should I wear this, Momma?  This shirt with the kissing fishes?” she asks me.  She turns back to her drawer.  “Or should I wear this shirt?  It is green and has stripes.  Can I wear this, Momma?” —- We’re at the →MORE...

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