Charlotte's toddlerhood; 12-24 months

I’m not sure exactly when it began, but at some point several months ago Charlotte became obsessed with descriptive words.  BOO-FUL!  Beautiful.  COOT!  Cute.  CAZY!  Crazy.  HAPPY!  Happy.  SEEPY!  Sleepy. And, of course, BIG! and ITTEL! Charlotte gives big and little →MORE...

Jul 13, 2011
One of the hardest parts of parenting a toddler is, for me, that my daughter spends so much time in her own little world.  I wonder how much of her surroundings really sift through the whimsy and the fantasy and the →MORE...

Jul 11, 2011
My cousin announced her pregnancy over the weekend.  After the usual YOO-HOO and WHOOPEE and OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO EXCITED I COULD EXPLODE (I didn’t have a chance to break into the jokes about champagne HAHA NOT FOR YOU, →MORE...

Jul 11, 2011
I used to joke that I had the Black Thumb of Death.  You hear stories about people who can make things grow, who take plants knocking on Death’s door and nurse them back to health, but to me these people have →MORE...