My Wordless Wednesday post this week is a pic of me wearing Julian in the Moby. I don’t use the Moby all that much now that he’s such a big boy (and nearly 9 months old) and the fabric stretches out a bit. My carrier of choice is actually the Ergo. (Love it!) But I must say that even though he’s a chunk-a-monkey, I still love wearing him. There are so many times (on hikes, in stores, at the farmer’s market, etc.) when it’s so much more convenient to wear Julian rather than try to maneuver a stroller. He has actually only been in aRead More →

Three days ago, I posted a guessing game for you all to guess what TWO things the three boys in this picture have in common. Your guesses were varied but a handful of you got at least half of it right! While they actually have MORE than two things in common, the TWO THINGS I was thinking of when I posted the picture are that they: All were born at home. All had the same midwife in attendance at their birth! The other things they have in common are: All are breast-fed All are intact (not circumcised) All were born in 2006 All have crunchy,Read More →

Welcome, Breastfeeding Carnival readers. This month’s topic is “Learning to Let Go” and refers to letting other people care for our nurslings. After you finish reading my post, I hope you will stop by the other blogs mentioned below to read their stories as well. Thanks! The first time my husband Jody and I both tried to leave Ava for an evening was when she was nearly 6 months old. The company Jody worked for was having a formal Christmas party and the idea of a night out among adults after 6 months of staying at home with a little one got me a weeRead More →

Ava’s been enjoying one morning a week of summer camp at a local farm for the past three months. Last Tuesday was her last day. Parents were invited to come early to watch the kids wear their newly-created “memory” hats (to help them remember what they learned at the farm all summer) and sing some of the songs they learned like “Hermie the Worm” and “Baa baa black sheep.” Jody worked from home that morning so we could all go. It was pretty cute. :) Here’s Ava waiting for the singing to start, before she ditched her hat. (I couldn’t decide between the color andRead More →

I’ve been busting my butt this weekend trying to get my shit stuff together for a huge children’s consignment sale happening this week at the fairgrounds. I can’t believe all of the clothes I have to get rid of! We aren’t sure if we are done having children, but other than keeping a bag or so of “special” clothes for each of the two kids, I am selling or giving away the rest. There’s so much involved in getting the stuff ready, I’m feeling seriously overwhelmed. I should have started last month preparing, but no, last-minute Amy is my name; last-minute preparations are my game.Read More →