Family life

(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...

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...

Shortly after Evelyn was born, my cousin came by my parents’ house for quality baby-meeting and toddler-adoring and dinner-eating time and she came bearing gifts for Charlotte. Namely, she came bearing a blue princess dress with a matching wand and crown →MORE...

Dear Evie, Three weeks ago, you joined our family in a whirlwind.  One minute your sister and I were napping together on the couch and the next minute (or four hours later, whatever) I was squeezing Grandma’s hand pushing you into →MORE...