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World’s Okayest Moms

World’s Okayest Moms

Can we talk about the anxiety that comes with Motherhood? The constant worry. The ever-present nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something. The second-guessing and wondering if you’re doing a good enough job, or if you’re completely screwing your kids up. The overwhelming love that can sometimes leave you breathless when you look at those little […]

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

We tried whole apples tonight and it was….interesting. They’ve had cooked apples before, so they were soft and easy for them to negotiate. But whole, hard, large apples were a tough new experiment for them. I took bites all around their apples so they could have a place to grip, and a place to bite. […]

Lesson 89: Baby-Led Weaning First Foods

Lesson 89: Baby-Led Weaning First Foods

Even though we had planned to wait until 6 months to begin any solids, S showed all the readiness signs around 4.5 months. By 5 months, I listened to his signs, rather than the books. I knew I wanted to to do Baby-Led Weaning with my twin boys, but we started with loaded spoons of […]

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

I don’t think I would have been comfortable doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with my oldest son because I was worried about everything—too much, really. I’m much more relaxed this time around, which I hear is pretty normal. I don’t know if I should attribute it to not being a first time mom, or to having […]

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Dear S & B, I wrote a little note for J every month. I told him all that he was up to at the time–his likes, dislikes, how he’d grown. With you guys, I snap a picture. That’s it. I’m keeping up with your big milestones, but I couldn’t tell you all of your likes […]

The Tiger’s Trunk

The Tiger’s Trunk

Over the summer I became good friends with my sweet neighbor. We had waved at each other from time to time, but didn’t really know each other. But she amazed me when my twins were born! She brought us dinner, showed me how to wrap the babies using a moby wrap, took my oldest child […]

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Dear S & B, It’s taken me nearly 6 months to write your birth story. I know I should have documented it sooner. I want to be able to remember the day, and I want to be able to share it with you. But the day of your birth just isn’t ranked right up there […]

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

My husband has a hard time remembering things. Or maybe he has a hard time listening. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two, I don’t know. I’ve been told it’s a fairly common husband trait but I’ve nothing to compare him to–he’s the only husband I’ve ever had. I hope he’s the only husband I […]

Lesson 84: Mind your business

Lesson 84: Mind your business

It’s been quiet over here for awhile, I know. I haven’t known what to write. I considered starting Lesson 84 about potty-training, but then I didn’t know what to write because my son wouldn’t use the damn potty, so I failed at potty-training (P.S. he got there in his own time, not much thanks to […]

Lesson 79: Listen to your instincts

Lesson 79: Listen to your instincts

I knew when I was pregnant that it might be my natural tendency to worry a little too much. And in some aspects, I do. But when it comes to social interactions and allowing him to explore, I have really surprised myself. I’m much more laid back than I ever thought I would be. I’m […]

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