Baby · Books · House · Preschool Age

June 2017 – Between the Birthdays (Sam at 1, Ari Almost 4)

When I picked Ari up at school one day, I think it was on Sam’s birthday, he showed me a “Joke Book” his class was making, and his contribution to it. Here is the title, referencing his favorite book at that time (made especially silly by his favorite clowns, Olive and Dingo, who had read… Continue reading June 2017 – Between the Birthdays (Sam at 1, Ari Almost 4)

Baby · Baby Toileting · Bicycling with baby · Books · Food · Garden · Goals · House · Parenting Philosophies · Preschool Age

May 2017, Sam at 11 Months Old

I am sooooooo behind! Ugh! It’s almost August and I’m writing about May. Well, here goes! Sam started the month out ON THE MOVE! Lots of crawling and climbing. A.’s parents visited and we went to the zoo! And scoped out venues for Ari’s birthday party. Here are some pictures from Brooklyn Park. Later, Sam… Continue reading May 2017, Sam at 11 Months Old

Baby · Books · Goals · House · Preschool Age · Sleep

April 2017, Sam at 10 Months Old, Easter, and Vision Board 2017

I ended my last post with the Peppa Pig show we took Ari to at the beginning of April, leaving Sam home with a babysitter. I worked the next two days, then took Sam’s picture a couple of days after he turned 10 months old. At the end of my last post, I also mentioned… Continue reading April 2017, Sam at 10 Months Old, Easter, and Vision Board 2017

Baby · Books · Goals · Montessori · Parenting Philosophies · Toddlerhood · Values

Respecting Babies and Children: Parenting Resources and Thoughts

I keep wanting to share some of my thoughts and what I’ve been reading about baby and child development. With Ari, I read sooo much and I was determined, this second time around, to put the books and internet away and just enjoy Sam. But I’m just passionate about baby and child development. I started… Continue reading Respecting Babies and Children: Parenting Resources and Thoughts

Baby · Baby Feeding · Books · Goals · House · Politics · Preschool Age · Routines · Values

Snowmageddon 2017

We’ve had so much snow this year! I previously shared some photos from our early- to mid-December snowfall. Then we got more January 7th to the 9th, all was clear and schools opened up again on Tuesday the 10th but shortly after 5:30 that day, it started really coming down! It was quite a blizzard.… Continue reading Snowmageddon 2017

Baby · Books · Values · Working Motherhood

Book Review: The Second Shift. Also thoughts on the division of labor at home and “family-friendly” workplaces.

Quite a while ago I was feeling stressed and overworked and I picked up this book for $1 from the thrift store sale section, titled with a phrase I’ve heard before to describe working mothers’ home life: The Second Shift. It’s been published in many editions, and the one I picked up looks like this:… Continue reading Book Review: The Second Shift. Also thoughts on the division of labor at home and “family-friendly” workplaces.