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Weaning and weeping

On Tuesday, January 19th Elysse turned 1 and on the morning of Wednesday, Janaury 20th I nursed her for the last time. I felt a little sad that day, but the realization and wave of emotions didn’t come until tonight.  As I sat in our usual rocking chair and I held her in my arms… Continue reading Weaning and weeping

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Somewhere between pulling my hair and blissful 

   Is it kind of totally twisted that I found this quote quite funny? But really, how else can you survive some of the crazy parenting moments if not with a good sense of humor?  So, yes, there are moments where I have total bliss and harmony with my two girls. When all things are… Continue reading Somewhere between pulling my hair and blissful 

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In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

Last I left off we were in Borrego Springs, the kind of place that is so remote and small that you intentionally have to be going there. It’s not somewhere you happen to stop by on your way to your real destination. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful slow moving quiet place, the… Continue reading In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

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Apparently it’s Meltdown Monday today 

I’m so ready to throw in the towel today, and it’s only 2:45pm. And I haven’t even been able to shower.  I’ve got two very congested girls. My theory is our  3 year old got our 8 week old sick. Which means one cranky toddler that wants to believe she’s boss and doesn’t take it… Continue reading Apparently it’s Meltdown Monday today 

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About a newborn – the 5 week mark rant 

Nothing good can possibly come of writing at 10:20pm after more than an hour of trying to put my 5 week old to bed and failing miserably. But I think every mom should be allowed a rant, especially at the 5 week mark when sleep has gotten slightly better, but let’s face it, I’m still… Continue reading About a newborn – the 5 week mark rant