Life as I Know It: 0730: Wake Up (how is this is sleeping in now?) and make French toast for breakfast. Happy Sunday! 0745: Wake the kiddo 0815: Clean up from breakfast, run the dishwasher and get ready to exercise 0845: Take the kiddo jogging in the stroller 0930: Shower (for both of us) and … Continue reading Me and What Army?
The plan was to spend a couple of days in Chicago exploring which is technically what happened, but it’s the other things that also happened which make this story worth telling. Amazingly we somehow drove into Chicago hitting no traffic whatsoever, which gave us more time to grumble about the number of tolls you are forced to pay … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle
Here’s to You. Here’s to you Ambassador of greatness, keeper of calmness, architect of adventure. Here’s to you creator of candidness, governor of good times, builder of boldness. Here’s to you hugger of trees, friend of funniness, collector of laughs. Here’s to you. Here’s to you because of what you give to the world without … Continue reading Here’s to You.
My return travel from the South Island of New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. was about to begin. With roughly 1 billion hours of travel time ahead of me I needed a bit of mental preparation beforehand, rightfully so, this was going to be a long trek. I prepared by spending the … Continue reading The Love Child
With the rising of the sun comes the rising of my kiddo to begin yet another day of unforeseen experiences. Some days parenting is a struggle so pure and entrenching that you fear your sanity is slipping away from you like the tide dragging something out to sea. Other days the elation is so profound … Continue reading The Parent Club
Prior to Ani being born I had heard about something called a baby hammock. I was intrigued by the concept but my brain simply couldn’t process the idea of putting a baby in a hammock; I mean, what is keeping the infant from flopping out of it in the same fashion as an uncoordinated … Continue reading Sleep it off baby
The munchkin and I left Buffalo Creek, CO for our road trip with a special guest appearance by Ian for the 1st couple days, which meant that this was now a caravanning road trip, or gypsy train or something. Our first stop dictated by a need to whiz was FairPlay. It’s just a teeny town … Continue reading Road Trip to Mesa Verde NP
I originally wrote this for a friend who was soon to have a baby. I wanted to share with her what I wished someone had said to me when I had a baby. I have since passed it along several times so I figured I would add it as a post for all the Mamas … Continue reading Permission Slip
Every labor and birth is different, just as every baby is different. I hear stories of some births and am completely mystified by how a woman could be standing in front me explaining her birth using phrases like "relatively easy." Excuse me? How does the earth not begin spinning backward when you put the words … Continue reading The Birth Story
The time has come to relinquish ourselves to the open road. I have made lists and created piles of stuff in several corners of the house in preparation for this adventure to Yellowstone. At some point one must stop planning and start doing. The doing portion begins with packing the car. Load-Up: I … Continue reading Roadtrip to Yellowstone