raising kidlets

Hola, Kindergarten

September 30, 2014

We are now a few weeks into Kindergarten and getting our feet under us. It hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns but I think we have weathered the transition pretty well. I worried about him going to a whole new environment…like more than I usually worry. I am a pretty confident person and even I […]

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The Power of Thank You

September 29, 2014

When you get married you have to do a good bit of blending. Styles, feelings, furniture, and so on but the biggest I think is habits. Some good, some bad. Like how I am notorious for not cleaning the lint trap or how Kevin will pace like a caged animal on the phone…for an hour. Those […]

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So you wanna start running…

September 15, 2014

I get a lot of questions about running…especially in fall when it isn’t 5000 degrees. How do I do it? Where do I do it? When can I do it? The short answer is that it’s never the same for any one person but I have seen plenty of “I wouldn’t run unless zombies were chasing […]

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Postpartum Anxiety and Strollers

September 4, 2014

At this time around 5 years ago, I was settling in with my first newborn. I had never really dealt with teeny babies. I had held one or two, of course but not in the trenches.  The adrenaline was wearing off and the tired was washing over me like a dense fog. I knew it […]

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FDOS

August 27, 2014

Problem with starting school a mere 2 weeks after turning 5 means I am all out of feels. It was preschool graduation and then leaving his teachers. I kinda process it all together (oh yeah and then my small one turned 2 and left his class and I started a whole new job after 10 years). […]

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Cinco

August 13, 2014

Lando, Yesterday you turned 5. Whoa. Just whoa. You are so awesome. You really are. For the few times you make me want to run from the house screaming, you redeem it with your loving spirit and comedic timing. You love Legos and hate to lose. You despise lemon on things and ask for plain Kale. […]

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School Lunches: Getting Organized

August 11, 2014

One thing that has come up in tips from folks for packing lunches is to make lists of options to keep you out of ruts. Some people even gave the lists to the kids before shopping for the week and let them decide. You can always keep adding to the list as you think of […]

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Kidlet Dinners – Kindergarten is Coming

August 4, 2014

4 weeks until the big day comes. Landon is off to kindergarten and with that, a loss of homemade warm lunches each day. We’ve gotten lucky to have such a great daycare arrangement for 5 years. He gets 2 healthy snacks and lunch each day. They’ve expanded his palate (turkey curry!). They’ve found his new […]

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And then the baby wasn’t the baby anymore…

July 27, 2014

Dear Ollie, You are 2. Dear lord, are you 2. You argue to just argue. You throw yourself on the floor with full drama when you get something taken away. It’s Emmy award winning, really. Wherever do you get that from? I have NO idea. You may be turning 2 but really? You’ve been here. […]

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Moving On

July 24, 2014

I don’t fear change. I actually feed off it. I am constantly making things to look forward to. The next trip. The next project. The next play date. It always varies in size and sometimes I do a whole lot of change at once. Last summer, I started getting that feeling like I needed a change. […]

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