Charlotte's toddlerhood; 12-24 months

Yesterday was my due date with Aurora.  It started out as a pretty glum day, but around noon we learned that some of our very closest family friends welcomed a new life into the world in the morning.  I know that →MORE...

Sep 15, 2011
In spring this year I took a break from reviewing children’s books because my family was trying out a new reading system and I wanted to find the balance in my own home before diverting any attention to writing about books. →MORE...

Jul 20, 2011
My baby is two years darling today.  We are spending time with good friends, learning to say ‘hello beautiful’ in Farsi, baking herb bread with fresh garden rosemary.  We are napping pressed together in the bedroom, playing puzzles as long as →MORE...

Jul 19, 2011
Last night, I knocked on my neighbor’s door.  I’m sorry to bother you, I said, but I forgot to pick up a tomato at the farmer’s market.  I was wondering if I might be able to trade you a few lemons →MORE...

Jul 18, 2011
My mother-in-law came into town recently.  Charlotte took to her like a fish to water. Do you have any treasured memories with a grandparent?