Growing up

For almost 2 1/2 full years I have nursed Baby Love to sleep every night. Every time she woke I nursed her back down (except the first few weeks when she’d accept Daddy occasionally), and every night I nursed her to sleep. Last night, for the first time ever, she snuggled me to sleep. And Continue Reading →

A brand new recipe I can almost guarantee you’ve never seen before

A few weeks ago The Energizer Daddy and I were working on house projects and didn’t feel like stopping to cook so decided to order a pizza in. Only problem being that Baby Love adores pizza, but cannot have regular pizza due to her wheat allergy. We usually keep a few gluten free pizzas in Continue Reading →

The Waiting Game

I’m 38 1/2 weeks pregnant, which means Baby Boy could be here any time in the next 3 1/2 weeks. So now we wait. And wait. It is very strange, with my first pregnancy I did not obsess about if baby was coming because my body never gave any signs that it was ready to go Continue Reading →

Things my daughter says

Some of the things my daughter says amuse me: “Go put on your owl boots!” “Actually, they are called shoes.” *in a tone of amused indulgence* “Mama, what are you supposed to do when I sit on the potty?” (first thing in the morning and last thing at night this is when she gets her DHA) Continue Reading →

Letting her do it “wrong”

Months ago I came across this quote: “When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.” (Jean Piaget) I like doing things right. I am very, very, very goal-oriented. When I read a book aloud I want to read through the text, I am bad at stopping to Continue Reading →

The Terrible Twos

I was talking with a new physical therapist Friday (Baby Boy is much harder to carry than Baby Love was) and she asked me if Baby Love had hit the terrible twos yet. I responded that I really like the toddler age, better than babyhood, and so she wasn’t bothering me. The PT responded that Continue Reading →

Being female doesn’t mean I’m always on display

Recently John Stewart ran a piece on the shocking sexism and blatantly sexist comments that have been made by male senators to a female senator. Things along the lines of, “Don’t lose too much weight, now. I like my girls chubby!” and “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” They then went on Continue Reading →

Baby Love sleep update

I have said since I got pregnant that the universe owes me a child that sleeps. I was not picky. The new baby could be a great sleeper, or Baby Love could start sleeping well. See? Flexible! I was being entirely reasonable! Well, for once the universe has come through for me. Baby Love’s sleep has Continue Reading →

Conversations with my daughter


She has started asking rhetorical questions with obvious answers using an indulgent, over-exaggerated intonation, like I have been doing to her for years. Baby Love: Is that a dog? Hmmm, let me think… ***** BL: Baby Love put the rock in the oval! *studies it closer* It looks like a oval, but iss really a rhombus! *blink Continue Reading →

All the feels

A few weeks ago I told a friend that Baby Love had entered a particularly difficult-for-me phase. She asked me why it was difficult. I couldn’t explain. I’ve been thinking about it since then, and a few days ago it hit me. I had noticed that she melted down at NOTHING. At things that she Continue Reading →

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