30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

I'm sitting at a coffee shop drinking a double shot mocha and I'm about to read a book. It's my first self care act in months and months and months. I also just came from getting my legs waxed. I may be alone on this, but the feeling of having individual unwanted hairs ripped from… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 15

30 Days of Blogging, Day 14

We quit cloth diapers. A long time ago, actually... I was just ashamed of why we stopped, so I didn't want to talk about it. I'm now going to share our journey with cloth diapering, and the shallow reason why we stopped. Before Avery was born, I bought ALL THE DIAPERS. I bought most used,… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 14

30 Days of Blogging, Day 13

Bed-sharing is helping my marriage. OK, it's way more complicated than that, but here's the thing... When I wanted to bed share and my wife didn't, and we tried for months to get her to stay in her crib, fighting with her, fighting ourselves at 2am when we just wanted to give up and bring… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 13

30 Days of Blogging, Day 12

My new year's resolution was to master sourdough bread making. Those who've been following me for a while know I'm interested in self-sufficiency when it comes to food. I grow a lot of our food in the garden, and I'm an official crazy chicken lady with my backyard chickens. I bake bread to feed my… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 12

30 Days of Blogging, Day 9

It's cold again. It's supposed to go down to  -20°C again tonight, and it's icy and snowy outside. It's the kind of weather for family cuddles. The kind of weather where I miss bed sharing with my baby.  And when your baby has another nasty cough and cold and has to choose whether to breathe through… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 9

30 Days of Blogging, Day 8

The word of the day is Patience.  As we inch closer to the ripe old age of 2, the "terrible two's" start earning their name-sake. For about a month or two, Avery has been having regular tantrums. They happen over silly things like not being able to get the puzzle piece in the puzzle on… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 8

30 Days of Blogging, Day 5

I'm 99% sure that our recent sleep issues are due to the 18 month sleep regression. I know Avery's only 16 (and a half) months, but she's exhibiting all the signs. Her language is on the cusp of exploding, she's got separation anxiety, and she just seems to be maturing into her terrible two's right… Continue reading 30 Days of Blogging, Day 5

30 days of blogging, Day 4

 I got a bit of work done on my dissertation proposal edits today because my wife took the kiddo to the local butterfly conservatory again. She loves that place.  Today was the first time Avery had zero naps. I tried to get her down twice, and she even laid herself down in bed and looked… Continue reading 30 days of blogging, Day 4