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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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Theo's First Birthday Celebration

The sweet little boy in this photo just turned THREE. As milestones usually make me do, I started reminiscing, going back and reading through his first year posts to remind […]

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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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Two Years with Theo

Two years and five months, to be exact. Two years and five months of cuddling and singing and reading and playing and cheering on our sweet little baby into a […]

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18 Months with Theo

I’m curled up in the sunroom of our vacation rental that is perched on a low bluff of San Juan Island, gazing at the sun glinting on the water below […]

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One Year with Theo

One year! The night before Theo's first birthday, Elie and I watched the video from his birth. It was the first time I had seen it, and it seemed like […]

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11 Months with Theo

This morning we had a friend come over for coffee. We all sat in the family room, Elie and me on the floor with Theo, playing. He was toddling back […]

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10 Months with Theo

For those of you who read these monthly posts and enjoy following along with Theo's first year, thank you. I can't believe he's been in this world for almost twelve […]

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Nine Months with Theo

I’ve been thinking about how monumental this first year is, this year of so many firsts. Everything is brand new and every new experience has the potential to be one […]

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Tips for Starting Solids

If you're a regular here, you know that food is a big part of our life. So, I was keeping my fingers crossed that Theo would be a good eater. […]

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