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Play date aftermath

Last Saturday afternoon we invited one of Leta’s best friends over for a play date. She’s the other five-year-old kid in the class who knows how to read fluently, so I like to think that Leta is already cultivating her nerd tendencies, surrounding herself with people who will one day not bat an eyelash when [...]

Don’t ever accuse me of not thinking about the children

Just in case the parental controls on your computer aren’t working and your toddler performs a naughty Google search.

Lil’ buddy

These guys have finally come out for spring, and so the next several months of our lives will be filled with their shrill, incessant chirping, a technique they use to mock the dogs. Chuck has learned to ignore them, but Coco… that dog would spend hours of her life running circles around the backyard in [...]

On my whereabouts

I know, I haven’t posted in a few days, and that has everything to do with a small bathroom makeover project that quickly spiraled into something much more sinister. Jon was hunched over the new vanity yesterday morning failing miserably at the task of assembling the drawers when suddenly he started complaining about his back. [...]

Good luck charm

I’m thinking of starting a collection of photos where I capture Coco with her rabbit foot sticking straight up into the air like this, a position she assumes whenever she’s lying down. And I’ll just refer to this collection whenever I need to be reminded of how cute she is so that I don’t kill [...]

Sleep aroma mist

About a year ago I spoke at a conference in Vancouver, and one of my Canadian readers gifted me a bag of aromatherapy products including this chamomile and ylang ylang mist that I’ve recently started spraying on my pillow at night to help me sleep. The scent is absolutely divine, and I’m sure it’s totally [...]

Post demo

Here Jon is inspecting what appears to be fifty-year-old ceramic tiles that he found underneath the old vanity in our bathroom. Previous owners tiled right up to the edge of the vanity and then stopped, and of course, we’ve been to every tile store in town and can’t match that hexagonal tile. Not if we [...]

32 weeks

This week marks the 32nd of my pregnancy: First of all, how much does that photo look like a recreation of the new Pepsi logo? Seriously, go look at the new Pepsi logo and tell me it doesn’t look like the belly of a pregnant woman who refuses to buy maternity clothes. Or maybe the [...]

Tool belt

Later today we begin demolition on a small portion of our bathroom, and if history is any indication Jon is going to lose this tape measure at least fourteen times before we even start painting the walls. So we’re giving Chuck a very specific job.

Someone is thrilled to go back to school

The lasting side effect of Leta’s recent illness has been an interminable case of the grumples. We haven’t seen her in this bad of a mood since she was just learning how to talk and couldn’t communicate like she wanted to. Of course, the fact that she now has to share a monthly newsletter with [...]