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  • Chugga Chugga TWO TWO!

    Chugga Chugga TWO TWO!

    Being due with baby #3 within days of John’s birthday, we wanted to time his birthday early enough so as not to run the risk of being in the hospital.  Since this timed up pretty perfectly with Halloween, we decided to coordinate his Halloween costume (Thomas the Engine) with planning his birthday party and voila: […]

  • Traveling with Pre-School Children: An Overview

    Traveling with Pre-School Children: An Overview

    There are few seemingly “routine” things more stressful in a parent’s life than staring down plane travel with pre-school aged children (by this, I mean ages 0-5).*  In this series, I will explore various aspects of this daunting challenge from my own experiences and middling success. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for some extra […]

  • Call Me “Princess Mommy”

    Call Me “Princess Mommy”

    It may sound far-fetched, but bear with me.  My three-year-old, who is tiara-deep in her princess phase, informed me the other day that I was just like a princess.  When pressed, she explained that I cook, clean, and take care of people just like Snow White and Cinderella.  She also was quick to clarify that […]

  • Broken In: A Letter to My Firstborn

    Broken In: A Letter to My Firstborn

    It’s 3:30 in the morning and, once again, I find myself in the epic throws of compromise: my breasts are engorged and my nipples have the flow capacity (and deep cracks) of a defective dam, but my newborn is voraciously hungry and has early signs of reflux.  I am the walking dead, hopped up on post-labor […]