Hooray! We had a great first meeting of our local chaper of Attachment Parenting International this morning. There were about 16 moms (and 1 dad), as well as lots of babies and toddlers. Not a bad turnout for our very first meeting! We had a lactation consultant as our featured speaker and she discussed extended nursing (nursing past 12 months), nursing while pregnant and tandem nursing (nursing two children, generally a toddler and an infant). Everyone seemed to interact well and the kids got along well too. Ava was all over the place playing with everyone, saying “hi” to everyone, trying to drink out ofRead More →

Here’s my first attempt at Way Back Wednesday. The Kept Woman says this week’s theme is “Your Best Worst outfit.” Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), my mom still has most of my photos from my youth so I didn’t have the full gamut to pick through. Had I had full access, I’m sure I could’ve found something absolutely awful from my middle school years. Anyway, here’s what I came up with: Definitely not the worst outfit I wore I am sure, but still pretty bad. In high school, my four friends and I would wear sweatshirts (that one of theRead More →

Just a girl decided to start up another round of Dorky Tuesday (previously done by Osbasso last week). So in the spirit of dorkiness, here I am back in July 1983. Love the glasses and even better, love the cards! Lookin’ good there, Ame! :-)

Thank you to everyone who’s been respectful to myself and others over my past 7 months in the blogosphere. I appreciate it! :-) However, it’s high time for some basic rules on this here blog. Why? Because I don’t like to be attacked and disrespected (first, for what I said, and now for what I haven’t said). I would never go to someone else’s blog and disrespect them and I expect the same kind of courtesy extended to me. If you want to share my reality, you must acknowledge and abide by my rules. That said, if you cannot post respectfully, your posts will beRead More →

I remember that day well. Jody had gotten up before me and was getting ready for work when the phone rang. It was a co-worker of mine (with a Chicken Little history) who greeted Jody with the words “We’re going to war.” He was obviously confused and figured she was over-exaggerating something (again). She told him to turn on the tv. I was getting up around that time and he told me of the phone call and we went downstairs to watch TV. At that point both World Trade Center towers had already fallen. I remember bawling my eyes out and having a general senseRead More →

I want to take some time (hopefully) today to reflect upon the events of 9/11/01, since I didn’t get a chance to yesterday. I certainly didn’t forget that yesterday was the anniversary. Jody and I finally watched 9/11. It had been sitting on our entertainment center (rented from Netflix) watiting to be seen for the past few weeks. It seemed only appropriate that we chose last night to sit down and watch it. Anyway, hopefully I can steal away and blog a bit later while Ava is napping.