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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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Ethical Clothes for Toddlers

Before Theo was born, I did zero research on baby clothes. I was too focused on the birth to think much about what came afterwards, other than having the nursery […]

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Six Indoor Activities for Toddlers

It may be Spring, but here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is still mostly cool and gray and rainy. To keep us from going crazy, we have to get […]

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10 Favorite Board Books for Babies

According to my mom, I started reading when I was three years old. She must be right, because I attended Montessori school from age three to five, and most of […]

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Healthyish Carrot Cake Smash Cake

When I received my February edition of Bon Appétit Magazine, I cheered. I love that a food magazine is promoting a healthyish way of eating, not as a diet or deprivation, but as […]

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Activities for Sick One Year Olds

My sweet little Theo has spent the first week of his second year with a wicked cold, complete with coughing, sneezing and an incessant runny nose. He got it from […]

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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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