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April 16, 2019 2:15 pm


A couple of months ago, Thora had an eczema flare-up that I felt like I couldn’t get rid of. Most of her flare-ups make her legs patchy and red for a few weeks and then it goes away. This one wasn’t going away, so we took her to her doctor and got some recommendations, but… Read more > Comments Off on Allergies

October 2, 2014 5:31 pm

Struggles Update

[Note: This was written over the course of various days throughout September. Ignore the “todays” and “yesterdays” etc. as best you can because they’re irrelevant but I can’t be bothered to change them. Sorry, and thank you.] —— We finally had a good day! Wesley woke up cheerful one morning and wasn’t aggressive toward Thora… Read more > 2 Comments >

August 9, 2014 2:52 pm


Those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably noticed a theme to my updates recently, and that theme is Wesley’s behavior and my inability to understand what’s going on in his head. Just today I had to drag him, screaming, out of the coffeeshop Daniel works at, and once we were at the… Read more > 8 Comments >

January 23, 2014 5:08 pm

Dressing A Girl

Since finding out that Baby #2 is a girl, I’ve started browsing for clothes online and I’m realizing I apparently don’t fall into the marketing niche all manufacturers think I’ve fallen into. I’ve been pinning stuff on Pinterest that I like and it’s all neutrals or navy blue and maroon or gray and teal and… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Bath Night Policy

I can’t remember if I’ve written about our household bath night policy or not, so if I have, please forgive me. Daniel and I trade off whose night it is to give Wesley a bath and put him to bed. If it is your bath night, you can elect to skip the bath and simply… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 6, 2013 8:55 pm


Wesley has been uncharacteristically cheery and helpful over the past few days. (Knock on wood.) As in, instead of dramatically throwing himself to the floor and whining if you ask him to pick up his jacket, he’ll brightly say, “Sure!” and do what you’ve asked. It’s fantastic and I am not one to look a… Read more > 1 Comment >

April 20, 2013 1:30 pm

Binkyless Bedtime

Before he turned three, we started prepping Wesley for giving up his pacifier. He only got it at naptime and bedtime anyway, but it wasn’t good for his teeth, he had started becoming very obsessed with it, and truthfully, three-year-olds don’t need binkies. On his birthday, he had his very first dentist appointment. He did… Read more > 1 Comment >

April 19, 2013 12:52 pm

Extended Rear-Facing

Wesley is now past three years old and is still rear-facing in our car. Here’s what extended rear-facing looks like in our family: As you can see, he seems to prefer resting his feet on the back of the seat with his legs straight out, rather than crossing them on his lap. He’s never even… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 15, 2012 5:18 pm

Unholy Terror

Today left me curled in the fetal position, crying on the couch. I am not a crier. Today sucked. 4 Comments >

September 26, 2012 10:03 pm

The opposite of escapee

BECAUSE TODDLERS ARE INSANE, as soon as Daniel returned home I have not had a single frustrating moment with regard to Wesley’s bedtime. Okay, okay, so I didn’t love discovering him climbing onto the back of my head at 4:45am this morning, and I don’t love that he’s been getting up roughly two hours earlier… Read more > Comments Off on The opposite of escapee

September 22, 2012 1:05 pm


The other day, Wesley finally figured out how to escape from his crib. Of course, he discovered this new trick right before Daniel was about to leave on a business trip for four days. The following is a timeline of my experiences over the last few days. Context: Day 1, Naptime: I put Wesley… Read more > 4 Comments >

January 16, 2012 11:34 am


This showed up in my feed reader today and I felt compelled to respond: Can I tell you how sorry I feel for the child born of a mother who says she didn’t give birth to the kid? That s/he was “an extraction,” like an infected tooth or a cancerous mole? What is that going… Read more > 4 Comments >

January 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Stroller Do-Over

Every time I consider taking a walk with Wesley, I start thinking about how much I hate my stroller and what I’d pick differently if I could do it over. We received a stroller as a gift (which was super generous) and despite it being the accompaniment to our carseat, I didn’t really have an… Read more > 4 Comments >

April 6, 2011 12:25 pm

Babywearing Crisis

(Note: This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t have the post finished and then it was Wesley’s birthday and my family was in town, and then my in-laws, and I am just now getting around to posting it.) My first official day of being a stay-at-home-mom, and I go and lose our… Read more > 3 Comments >

February 9, 2011 1:00 pm


As most of you know, my pregnancy with Wesley ended in an emergency cesarean section due to pre-eclampsia. My kidneys had more or less stopped working, so despite feeling fine, I was told that it was time for things to get a move on. (Delivery is the only cure for pre-eclampsia.) Initially I was very,… Read more > 7 Comments >