Sep 05

Back to School

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Cole’s first day of kindergarten was yesterday – and we all lived to tell the tale. We took the obligatory first day of school pic: (Grammy Boo opened the door from the inside right after this was taken and Cole fell backwards into the house. Oops!) We waited for the bus: And then I followed …

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Aug 31

Five.

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Five is… I’m not even sure what 5 is yet – Cole has only been 5 years old for a week, and we’re still getting used to it around here. I can tell you what 5 is NOT. Five is NOT a baby anymore. While I could get away with babying my four-year-old preschooler, FIVE …

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Aug 18

A (Nearly) Pinterest-Free Pirate Party

Cole turns 5 in less than 2 weeks, which I can’t even process right now. (FIVE? What?!) This past weekend, we had his birthday party – a little tamed down version… First off, I totally messed up and did not book a park in time. Given the size of Cole’s preschool class, his new kindergarten …

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Aug 05

World Breastfeeding Week

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I run with a pretty crunchy, granola crowd. We practice (mostly) attachment parenting, and my circle is populated with cloth-diapering, babywearing, active, outspoken moms. Who breastfeed. Which is great, and I applaud their investment of time and energy. I *know* breastfeeding is Not Easy. I’m pretty sure I have a little PTSD from my experience with Cole, …

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Jun 23

A Tale of a Lost (and Found!) Lovey

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Remember Pink Bunny*? Pink Bunny is still dearly loved, but his place in Lulu’s heart is now shared with Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse has lost one of the bows on her shoes, and her dress is not nearly as pink as it once was. Her fur is velveted from wear, and she has taken more …

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Jun 19

29 Months: Lulu Edition

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or “How My Pretty Princess Sister Has Turned into Some Sort of Hell Demon and is Trying to Drive Mommy Mad” Hey, you guys! Long time… I’ve been VERY busy in pre-K, so Mommy has sort of taken over around here, and it might be time to pass over the reins; while I’ve graduated pre-school, …

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Jun 10

Dinner Out

To the Couple Seated Next to Us at The Bonefish Grill Last Night, I heard you. As the host walked us – me, my husband, and our two small children, hopping with excitement over the prospect of the kids’ menu and crayons they were about to get – past you, you rolled your eyes. “Oh …

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Jun 04

May Crafties

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It’s June. I know. I KNOW. We are heading into the end of the school year around here – which means Cole is finishing up pre-K4 (::sob::), and Adam graduated with his THIRD Master’s this month. I have gone into crazy Class Mom overdrive – we finished the yearbook last week, put the finishing touches …

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May 02

Breakfast of Champions

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Unless you are *brand* new here, you know that Lulu and I go to Music for Aardvarks on Mondays – and have been going since she was in utero. Cole began his classes with Luke at 10 months old, when we went to a free trial class; not only did we find our favorite Mommy …

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Apr 25

Love, Jake and Sofia – Review: Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure!

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We love all things Disney around here… Cole’s bedroom has a Toy Story theme, and Lulu was Ariel for Purim (<– if you haven’t seen that picture you should go take a look because really? CUTE.) this year.  Our television is programmed to tune to Disney Junior automatically when it is turned on, and our DVR …

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