I'm not one for diets or labels when it comes to my food. I like to eat. I like to eat good food that I know is good for me, and food that makes me feel like crap. I get just as excited about a big greasy cheesburger as I do a paleo bowl at [...]
As difficult as nursing a toddler can sometimes be, there are moments of pure bliss. Like so many moments in motherhood, this one is filled with complex and contradictory emotions.
Toward the end of 2015, I was feeling a little on edge. My mind was unsettled, anxious even. It felt like there were so many things pulling at my attention; from the important to the mundane to the downright egocentric. Fear of missing out and comparing myself to others are two strong feelings that come [...]
We were all exhausted. Fussy baby. A cough and sniffles. Longing for a shower, a nap, a break. So when she asked me to play, I had to take a deep breath and challenge myself to say Yes. It would have been easy to say Not right now or Maybe later. I'm glad I [...]
We welcomed Calvin Cedar into our family on February 6th, 2015. The build up to his birth was long and somewhat stressful, but once he decided he was ready things went quickly. Calvin was born at home in what was one of the most beautiful, empowering experiences of my life. Our midwives are my new [...]
The birthday dress was finished two full days before the big day! It was a fun project to design with The Geeg, and a delicious yarn to knit with. She tried it on once and took it off again immediately. I'm really not surprised that she doesn't want to wear this right now. The same thing [...]
This past weekend was a big one for our little family. The Geeg (formerly known as Peaceful Baby) turned 5, and we had activities large and small to commemorate this occasion. Five felt like a significant birthday, almost as much as her first. Leslie and I joked that it was also our 5-year parenting anniversary, [...]