Charlotte's threesies; 36-48 months

(Yes, we do allow some access to television these days.) (Probably about one movie a month and some cartoons sprinkled in here and there.) (Charlotte’s favorite two movies are “Tangled” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”) (My husband and my father →MORE...

Feb 01, 2013
A few days ago, Charlotte came padding down the hallway to me.  “Momma?” she asked.  “Momma, can you teach me how to write?  I want to learn how to write.” “Sure, sweetheart,” I said.  “Do you want to grab a piece →MORE...

Feb 01, 2013
A couple months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a reptile store and zoo called Prehistoric Pets in Fountain Valley.  Charlotte had a blast; she fed mealworms to turtles, saw a two-headed snake, touched and held a couple different →MORE...

Jan 03, 2013
Evelyn refused to nurse for the first five hours of her life. I tried everything I could think of.  I squirted milk on her lips and under her nose.  I hovered my nipple directly in front of her.  When she rooted, →MORE...

Christmas at the beach!  (She found a crab shell!) At some point in November, Charlotte came home from preschool with a laundry list of questions about Pere Noel (Father Christmas).  I answered them as patiently and honestly as possible, which is →MORE...