I always feel like December slaps me in the face with a bag of rocks. There’s so much going on! Sometimes I wonder why we can’t spread out the awesome stuff year-round instead of cramming it all into one month, but then there’s something very magical about winter time.
It’s a bit contradictory, isn’t . . . → Read More: Low-Key December: Is it Possible?
My husband and I use to be very avid campers. For our wedding, we registered at REI. Many of my favorite memories of our relationship involve camping trips to Vermont or Glacier or Yellowstone. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, I insisted we leave our rain fly off the tent when we camped . . . → Read More: Gone Camping…with My Children
What do other parents do with their older children when their babies are having extended nursathons? Specifically, my problem of late is that my baby is very distractable. In order to have a full feeding session, I really need to take him upstairs to a quiet room. The mere presence of his older brother . . . → Read More: Entertaining Siblings During Nursathons
My family is headed to Belize for a wedding this spring. I say my family, because as much as I’d love a tropical island vacation with my husband, I can’t leave my nursling for 5 days! He’s coming, too.
The last time I went someplace tropical was my honeymoon to St. Lucia in . . . → Read More: International Travel with Nursling
In my former life, I was a rugby player. I began playing when I was a freshmen at Penn State University and continued playing on adult women’s club teams until I got pregnant with my second child. Over the course of playing rugby, I really learned what it meant to be fit, to train . . . → Read More: Exercise And The Nursing Mama: Getting Back Into The Game
I’ve written this post in advanced and scheduled it to go live while I’m away at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving. I say this because while you’re reading it, know that I’ll be curled up on my parents’ sofa watching cable television. My children will most likely be watching a different program on a . . . → Read More: Television: Babysitter, Tool, or Energy Suck?
We read a lot of books these days, snuggled in the corner of the couch under blankets while I nurse my five-month-old and my three-year-old carves out some lap space.
I never give up hope that my older son will actually nap in the afternoon, so I try to find books that are calm . . . → Read More: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves