Parenthood

(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...

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...

As of yesterday evening, Evie has been earthside for five weeks.  FIVE WEEKS!  And the newborn fog that has been lingering around these parts is only now beginning to lift. Charlotte is CONSTANTLY hanging onesies “up to dry” by clothespinning them →MORE...