Why I let my baby cry… and hated it

Shit has hit the fan with sleep. I was used to waking every hour at night with my almost 10 month old, but all of a sudden our once reliable naps became a battle, and our 15 minute bedtime routine reverted back to the 2 or 3 hour gong show... It is so much work to get her to sleep right now. Last night I was entering hour 3 of this nightly battle and I had run out of comfort to give.

Introducing: Our Backyard Chickens! 

They arrived! Meet the flock...  Minerva, the Black Copper Marans hen, 11 weeks old, dark chocolate brown eggs  Henrietta, the Buff Brahma hen, 8 weeks old, regular brown eggs  Robin, the Ameraucana hen, 7 weeks old, blue eggs Olive, the Olive Egger hen, 11 weeks old, olive green eggs.  Here are some group shots. There… Continue reading Introducing: Our Backyard Chickens! 

Why I hated my Mother’s Day gift and how I fixed it

So for mothers day I had a plan to gift my wife and myself with custom made mugs. I recruited a local artist to work with me on a custom design. One would say Mommy (for me) and one Mo (for my wife). The mugs would also include the date of our daughter's birth, and… Continue reading Why I hated my Mother’s Day gift and how I fixed it

Simplicity Parenting, a review 

I started drafting this review back in March. Then I fell off the book club bandwagon. I missed the meeting where we discussed this book, and the next book... But I'm back on track for July. And I did read Simplicity Parenting, so I thought I'd make a brief review post about it now. Better… Continue reading Simplicity Parenting, a review 

Weekend Update in Pictures and Words

My weekend was extended into Monday because I had the stomach flu and my wife had to stay home to look after Avery while I laid in bed all day. So today is my back to reality day. Today is my Monday.  On Friday when my wife got home from work we put up our… Continue reading Weekend Update in Pictures and Words

Quick update on life: 4 things 

We have daycare!! Starting in September Avery will be going to a warm and sensitive caregiver with only one other 12 month old little girl, from 9-1, 3 days a week. We will slowly increase that to 9-2:30 4 days a week. It is the perfect situation for us.  Avery is getting into EVERYTHING. Crawling… Continue reading Quick update on life: 4 things 

To my shy child

One of the most amazing things about being your mom is watching your personality develop and getting to know you as your own person. Even though you're just a baby still, it's clear that you are shy, observant, cautious, and sensitive. You're also a goofball, you love to laugh and be tossed in the air… Continue reading To my shy child

An update on sleep

I've kind of settled into this life of little sleep. It has been 9 months and 1 week since I slept through the night. No, that's not true. There was a while there when Avery was 5-6 months old that I demanded we bed share because the dreaded 4 month sleep regression had destroyed any… Continue reading An update on sleep

Food Blog Friday: baby-led weaning edition 

I missed last month. I've been cooking dinner almost every night of the week, but it has been boring stuff and I haven't bothered to get the camera out during dinners. But this month, Food Blog Friday is back with a Baby-Led Weaning special edition!  I'm including two recipes here that I made for Avery… Continue reading Food Blog Friday: baby-led weaning edition