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around here

April 24, 2015

The biggest news around here is that we adopted two kittens! Ziggy and River joined our family this week and we are pretty darn excited. Ziggy is the black one and is so named because his tail is crooked like a zig-zag. River’s full name is River Run so I’m assuming his former owners were Game of Thrones fans. They are both boys and are making us happy. More on this soon! Around here Liam went through another two ear infections so we finally took him to the ENT. Currently his ears look pretty good and so far no serious damage has been done by his recurring infections, so we are going to do an antibiotic prophylaxis trial. He’ll get antibiotics…
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tips for raising your spirited child

April 16, 2015

I don’t read a lot of parenting books. I know there isn’t one certain parenting style that “works” and so every book written on the subject will have things in it that I can take or leave. But with Meredith at age 3, I needed help. (I still need help.) So last year I read Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka and it was incredibly insightful. Here is a summary of the book and the notes I took. This post is pretty long and I considered breaking it up into parts but ultimately I thought it would be more helpful to have it all in one place. If you have a spirited child, you will definitely want to read this! What is…
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meredith lately

April 2, 2015

getting ready for bed she puts on her “nursing tank” and grabs two baby dolls…Meredith: I need two babies because I have two nursers! proceeds to pull down one side of her tank top and stuff a baby in her armpit. after hitting her head on a chair…Meredith: dangit!Me: what was that?Meredith: the chair say dangit. during a discussion about how she is going to go to a different school when she is old enough for kindergarten…Meredith: and Imma get BIG boobs and get milk in them and I’m gonna feed my baby!Me: sure!Meredith: (seriously) I’m GONNA get milk in them. while doing a floor puzzle and Liam keeps interfering…Meredith: he keeps messing it up!!!Me: I told you it’s not…
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meredith lately

April 2, 2015

getting ready for bed she puts on her “nursing tank” and grabs two baby dolls…Meredith: I need two babies because I have two nursers! proceeds to pull down one side of her tank top and stuff a baby in her armpit. after hitting her head on a chair…Meredith: dangit!Me: what was that?Meredith: the chair say dangit. during a discussion about how she is going to go to a different school when she is old enough for kindergarten…Meredith: and Imma get BIG boobs and get milk in them and I’m gonna feed my baby!Me: sure!Meredith: (seriously) I’m GONNA get milk in them. while doing a floor puzzle and Liam keeps interfering…Meredith: he keeps messing it up!!!Me: I told you it’s not…
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taking time for yourself

February 23, 2015

I have alone time on the brain this morning because I have a day off work, during which I planned to get lots done on my projects that I can’t do with the kids around, but Liam has perfectly timed his second round of pinkeye to coincide so instead I’m on motherhood duty again. Recently David and I both took a personality test and we had a date to discuss the results. It was fun! One of the aspects of personality it measured was introversion/extroversion. This has to do with what energizes you – alone time, or being with other people. Unsurprisingly, I scored high on the introversion scale. (Yet my personality type – ISFJ – is usually very social,…
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