Dec 15

Prima Ballerina

Admittedly, I am totally biased, but my kids are the cutest ever. Seriously. Lulu has been taking ballet/tap/Princess Dance class for a little over a month, and they had a holiday showcase this weekend; obviously, she is gifted. {There is a pretty adorable video here – if you are reading on your email, and don’t …

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Nov 12

Things You Might Get If You Don’t Make a Baby Registry

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So. I have these relatives, let’s call them Plain & Peanut. Plain and Peanut are determined to crush Grammy Boo’s and my party-planning, gift-giving hearts. Plain and Peanut got married half a world away and never had a reception, they never had a bridal shower, and now they are expecting a Mini. They denied us …

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Oct 09

All the Baby Mamas!

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I have always wanted to participate in a flash mob. Well, not always, be ever since I knew they were a thing, I knew I wanted to be in one. If I had one SHRED of talent, I would be trying hard to get onto Broadway – I *love* singing and dancing and theater, and …

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Sep 25

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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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