Family Portraits

It only took me six months to organize my life (and the lives of two other people) to get us all in the same place at the same time to have our pictures taken. And these are the results. We … Continue reading

On the Importance of Extra Crib Sheets

3 AM Gibson starts cooing in his crib. I hear him over the scratchy monitor. Even without the monitor, I could hear him. He was very much awake. But he’s not upset. Maybe he will settle himself back to sleep. … Continue reading

Letters to Gibson: Six Months

Dear Gibson, SIX MONTHS! I can’t believe you’re already six months old. You’re not a newborn at all these days. You’re a little person with preferences and opinions. You don’t like green beans or sweet potatoes. You LOVE squash and … Continue reading

The Art of the Ooze: Co-Sleeping

So I’ve given up on actually reading these days. I’ve started listening to books on tape (CD really, but books on tape sounds better in my mind.) But with all the energy I can muster, I do occasionally try to … Continue reading

The Six Month Strip

I’ve been using cloth diapers since Gibs was born. And I have only ever used Rockin Green detergent. I think it’s serving its purpose well. But despite using the special detergent and avoiding diaper creams with cloth diapers (I use … Continue reading

That’s What I See…

“Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?” If you haven’t read this book to your kid by now, you must not live in America. It’s just a classic in my neck of the woods. And the best/worst part is … Continue reading

Parenting Hacks

Parents have a lot of gear. Some of it is necessary to the survival of baby. Food, water, shelter, clothes, bottles, formula, safe place to sleep, etc. Some of the gear is helpful but not required. For us, that would … Continue reading

So Many Stares: More Tales From The Judgement Zone

Is it just me? Does this happen to other mothers who choose to wear their babies? I get so many stares when I wear Gibson in my JJ Cole Agility Carrier out in public. I don’t mean the nice smiles … Continue reading

Under Pressure

“Pressure! Pushing down on me! Pushing down on you…” Blood pressure that is. Mine’s too high. High enough that a couple weeks ago, I felt so off that I went to my general practitioner for a physical. He confirmed what … Continue reading

To Tabata or Not To Tabata

Fitness is important to me. Not slimness, mind you. But fitness. However, thanks to some financial setbacks recently, I have temporarily suspended my gym membership. Not that I was getting a whole lot of use out of it with Gibs on … Continue reading