Archives for May 2013
I grew up in tornado alley. I remember having to clear out the hall closet pretty much every spring at least once, usually more than once, to huddle in it with my brother and my mom while my dad stood out on the front porch watching the sky. My whole body would shiver with fear, […]
Our cloth diapers reeked. It didn’t matter how many times we ran them through the wash, the stink would persist. By the time they’d run through the dryer, the entire front half of the house smelled like a zoo. Anything that went into the wash with them smelled terrible and would have to be rewashed–sometimes […]
1 is so much fun. Isla is hitting all sorts of milestones right now which have helped her be more communicative and interactive. She’s always been so curious and such a ball of energy, but up until recently, she pretty much explored the world solo and never lingered on anything long enough to share her […]
I celebrated Mother’s Day this year with Kellen, Isla and my in-laws at an indoor water park. We had a great time.
The last few days, it seems like everywhere I look, I’m being hit with another Mother’s Day gift guide. Jewelry, bags, sunglasses, a day at the spa… This year for Mother’s Day, though, I want something else. I’d like an end to the judgment of mothers. Let’s throw out the neverending litany of dos and […]
I’m going to file this one under: Why didn’t we get this 13 months ago?! For the last year or so, our family has been getting through the night and nap times by relying on the quite popular Sleep Sheep and Twilight Turtle as our nighttime companions for white noise and night lights. These are […]
We’ve been experiencing unseasonably gorgeous warm weather this year in Oregon. Normally at this time, I’m moaning about the interminable rain and cold. This year, though, I’ve been lording pictures of my family out enjoying the sunshine over my Texas friends’ heads. 😉 This past weekend, we took advantage of the beautiful weather to help […]