Do What Makes You Happy

During the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, I saw a lot of chatter online about being overwhelmed by the spectacle holidays have become. Not so much in the “Christmas starting in October” way (I am firmly against that), but in an, “Every holiday is celebrated to the hilt with a ton of handmade goodies” kind…

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Puppy Love

It seems hard to believe, but we’ve had Schuyler for about four weeks now. She’s a very good, very playful puppy who learns very quickly. She’s completely paper trained, and now that she’s twelve weeks old she has the go-ahead from the vet to potty train outside (now we just need the weather to cooperate). Hopefully…

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Surfing Sunday 01.08

James starts back at school tomorrow and omg, I hear trumpets just TYPING those words. I couldn’t love that kid more, but he NEEDS that routine back in his life. And I do, too! Those kid-free hours are vital to my sanity and make me a better parent…plus I need that time to get work…

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Baby Whisperer

I was looking for a different video of the kids when I came across this video of Annabel singing to James when he was a baby. I’d been working in my office while James napped and Annie played in her room. James started fussing, and before I could even get out of my chair, Annie…

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(You Drive Me) Crazy

One of the many, many perks of having Mike on vacation from work is that his car is available for me to use. It’s nice to be able to leave the house and zip around town in a car that isn’t overrun with kid gear and car seats. While he was home over winter break, I…

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