Time for another round of Best Shot Monday. This week I’m featuring several pics of my kids in my new prop – a giant tea cup. I’m usually not a big fan of props, but after reading about and seeing the tea cups on ILP I thought it was particularly cute, especially for babies. So here ya go – My Kids in a Cup! :) Julian – 3 3/4 months old Ava – 2 3/4 years old For anyone who’s wondering, the tea cups are available at (*gasp*) Walmart. I know, I know. (*hanging my head in shame*) Visit Tracey over at Picture This toRead More →

Hooray! Jody gets back from San Francisco today! He’s been gone AGAIN for four days this past week. This week was harder than last. I’m sure it’s because it was two weeks in a row of having him gone. Ava seems to miss him a lot more this week too and had a couple of really rough nights, though thankfully she slept well last night and is actually still snoozing. She needs the Zzzzzzs. Anyway, I’m happy to say he shouldn’t have to travel again for a few months. We hooked up with some friends yesterday at a cafe and the kids got to playRead More →

OMG, OMG, OMG! I just found out Ina May Gaskin will be having a talk here LOCALLY in May. I just sent an email to get more information. I am SOOOOO there! :) “Ina May will spend the evening talking with parents and public about childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. Who is Ina May Gaskin? Author – Well known for the seminal work, Spiritual Midwifery, her new book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, is now available. It inspires women to take back the fear of childbirth by regaining confidence in their bodies and assuring them – your body still works! Activist – Ina May transformed herRead More →

I had a rather profound (albeit simple) thought today: You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I’ll elaborate on how it applies to me and my life later. Right now I need to hit the hay.

It’s the little things that make me appreciate just how much I love my kids. Like the new lip-smacking sounds that Julian makes. Like the way Ava kissed my arm a few times while falling asleep tonight. And like when me and the kids were sitting on the couch this evening. I was nursing Julian and Ava was sitting next to us talking about there being a giraffe on the roof, all the while pretending she was “Flick,” I was “Princess Atta” and Julian was “Dot” – from “A Bug’s Life” (one of her favorite movies – besides “Annie,” of course). I don’t know whatRead More →

Mamas all over the Internet are voicing their opinion on the latest episode of ABC’s “SuperNanny” today. Some think Jo’s advice to the family was completely uneducated and out of line, others have issues with parts of it and still others think there was nothing wrong with it at all. Of course I have my own thoughts on the matter to share and, now that I have a minute to get on the computer, I will do just that. First of all, this family had a LOT of issues, namely needing to set boundaries, find some balance in their family life, and find an alternativeRead More →