A Thanksgiving “How to” Guide

November 24, 2011

You’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, or not traveling to be with an extended family here is a “how to host your own Thanksgiving” guide. 1. Buy a 12lb  frozen turkey (for two and a half people)  two days before Thanksgiving (because you had plans change last minute), pray it defrosts in time. 2. […]

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Life lessons installment 1

October 19, 2011

Things I’ve said this week…   “Ryann… don’t put the Q-tip in your bum, we clean our ears with Q-tips” please take your head out of the bread bag” don’t sit on the bread!” please don’t hit me with your carrot” carrots are for eating and pretend play not for brushing my hair” do you want […]

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On having a two year old.

September 19, 2011

There are countless words, new and old; short, demanding sentences softened with please and thank you. There is a big girl bed, with six pillows protecting the precious 24lb. toddler.  Five pees on the potty,  three poop catches and one obnoxious potty congratulatory dance.  There is blond hair long enough to put in a short […]

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My thoughts on….well, I’ll spare you.

April 1, 2011

It’s been a while, I know you’re nodding your head in agreement.  My mind is flooded with thoughts, clouding my focus and sometimes crippling me.   I almost wish I was void of thought, I’d have less to think and/or worry about. I’ve thought about blogging A LOT.  And well, that should count for something. For […]

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Bullied on the playground.

February 25, 2011

Yesterday at the playground, Ryann was bullied.  By seven year old’s. A boy and a girl. Ryann is 17 months old.  A bold statement? Indeed. But true. Ryann bent down to crawl into a fort like space under one of the big slides, I was right behind her, JPW on the other side waiting for […]

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A fresh, old memory.

February 15, 2011

It’s hard to remember those first few weeks and, sometimes months, with a newborn.  Although, there are moments that I’ll never forget. A breastfeeding memory that is still so fresh… I drove up to the class hesitantly, lugged Ryann, my over sized diaper bag and insecurities into the room. I sat near my friend Haley.  […]

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It’s only a phase.

February 11, 2011

In the early hours of the morning, when no one else was awake and Ryann was screaming JPW and I would bounce, shush and sway, I’d tell myself… “it’s only a phase.” When I needed to be pressed up against her so she would sleep more than twenty minutes, I’d tell myself…“it’s only a phase.” […]

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All you need is love.

February 10, 2011

It’s high time we started crafting (more) around here, and by we, I mean the toddler and I.  She rarely sits still but I’m determined to steal a few minutes of her time to create meaningful gifts for family. I cut out the hearts… I provided her with some adhesive tape… I helped her position […]

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What happened to meeting friends the old fashioned way?

February 4, 2011

So I mentioned last week that I joined Stroller Strides and was starting to make some friends. Most of the women keep telling me to join the meet up group and check out the other “mom meet ups”. I finally get around to checking out the meet up groups that are age appropriate for Ryann […]

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January 31, 2011

“Crunch” “Snap” “Chomp” Ryann signs “more” for another cracker, and I oblige.  Sitting and watching her bite and chew so methodically, my mind wanders back to the first time she ate a cookie with her new, baby teeth.  A sound I’ll never forget, that first snap of a baby cookie, with her two front teeth. […]

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