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Little Ones

Activities for Little Ones this Week

Since we're well over a month into this stay-at-home time, we've discovered a rhythm to our days that feels good. Like most children, Theo thrives on routine, and so keeping […]

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When You Need Screen Time: Sweet Videos for Little Ones

How is everyone doing? I will start this post by stating the obvious--healthcare workers, emergency responders, essential personnel who keep us fed, deliver our mail, pick up our garbage are […]

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On Parenting. And Smashed Roasted Potatoes with Crispy Cauliflower over Tahini

My niece recently showed me a meme about how bloggers write a whole dissertation about how much their husbands love guacamole before sharing the recipe for guacamole when readers just […]

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Three Years with Theo

John Craigie sings a song, What Phase is This? and that is the refrain playing in my head when I think about life with a three-year-old. What phase is this?

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Travel Guide: San Diego Area with Kids

We recently spent a week in the San Diego area with family, rolling in the sand, splashing in the waves and exploring as much of the Southern California food scene […]

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The Toddler Parenting Books on my Nightstand

I lost my temper yesterday, and I had extreme mom guilt last night. To be honest, I'm a pretty patient person, and I don't lose my cool very often. Almost […]

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Five Favorite Picture Books

The Pacific Northwest is covered in a haze of smoke right now, which seems to be a new reality for late summer weather. The loss of lives and homes are […]

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Motherhood and Self-Care

I became a mother for the first time one month before my 41st birthday. I don't know if my experience as an 'older' mother is much different from someone who […]

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Theo's Playroom

One day last fall, I was sitting in the kitchen, looking around the first floor of our house at baskets of LEGOS and blocks and drawers overflowing with trucks and […]

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Travel Tips: Packing List of Activities and Toys for Toddlers

My word for this year is ACTION. Because sometimes it's easy to get caught up in dreams and planning and the day-to-day activities of life and never actually take action. […]

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