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
The day of the inauguration, I was home and the boys were at school (and A. was home sick with a cold or flu or something), so I was doing a lot of housework, mostly folding laundry and washing dishes, hand washing multiple bottles and pump parts. My mind tends to wander during those tasks,… Continue reading After Snowpocalypse: Inauguration and Resistance… And A New Foundation (In Our Backyard)
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
I have some “big feelings” to share. Ari also has been having some big feelings this morning, lying face down on the floor in the hall at school while I dropped Sam off, then yelling loudly but not talking or using any words in his own classroom before I sad goodbye. I’m assuming it’s related… Continue reading Back to Work (the Life of a Working Breastfeeding Mom!), Family Update, and Sam at 4 Months Old
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.
I want to take a moment and say that motherhood is not easy! I read blogs that make me feel bad about everything I’m not doing as well as other people seemingly are, and I don’t want anyone to feel that way reading my blog. Well, I did take a great class on motivation in… Continue reading 8 Months of Motherhood and Looking Ahead to 2014