At Nola’s one-year checkup, which came three weeks early due to our delayed vaccination schedule, our pediatrician told me to start giving her whole milk in her sippy cup during the day instead of bottles. She said to start slowly - 3 ounces or so - to make sure Nola took to the cow as [...]
Nola now has 5-1/2 teeth. Every single one was a hard fought victory for the both of us. My back is excited for that 1/2 tooth to drive our tally up to a nice, even 6 (Nola demands an inordinate amount of arm time when cutting teeth).
On Saturday, I celebrated my own toothy victory. After [...]
One of my favorite bloggers, Pamela Jeanne at A Fresh Start, needs your assistance.
Her powerful book, Silent Sorority, is up for a very cool honor. I received this message from PJ and wanted to pass it along to you all:
Your kind support encouraged me to move forward and write Silent Sorority.
I’ve learn today that [...]
Last night I couldn’t fall asleep because I had failed to eat enough following my run. Shepherds pie is tasty and all, but I’ve logged 10 miles over the last two days and frankly, I needed something more along the lines of a fat, juicy steak to satiate my appetite. One negative thing about being [...]
After writing Friday’s post, I hit publish, poured myself a glass of water splashed with grape juice, and then Nola walked from me to the refrigerator in five successive, successful steps. Apparently, I just needed to put her near-misses out into the electronic ether in order to give her the motivation to finally start walking.
Nola’s attempts at walking have been very frequent, very nearly upright and often bruising. Now that she’s craving a faster method of transport than hands-and-knees motoring, her crawling has gotten quite rapid, too. Which means that every now and then she can’t keep up with herself and kersplats, face first, right into the floor.
We wanted [...]
Today marks the beginning of Constance’s 32nd year on this glorious planet and everyone who is lucky enough to know her knows how much better our world is with her in it. Perhaps the best part of getting older - or the best part of Constance getting older as it may be - is that [...]
Considering the embarrassing length of time that has passed since my last blog post, things have mostly stayed the same in our lives. Yes, we now have a blue accent wall in our living room and our daughter is working on her fifth tooth. Yes, I have finished the first chapter in my For Dummies [...]