October 24, 2014

Genius: Listening to my gut on Wednesday and taking Liam back to the doctor even though he had just been there on Monday. Turns out he has asthma and now we have much better treatment for it. I’m hoping he’ll be looking much better by next week. Fail: Well the morning I documented last week felt like one big fail! But also, we are struggling with dinners for Meredith. Right now I am cooking mostly paleo, but Meredith doesn’t want to eat just meat and veggies. But if she doesn’t eat, she gets suuuper cranky. And I also don’t want to cook her something different every night. I don’t want that to be the norm. Any ideas? Currently: administering breathing treatments. elbow-deep…
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a weekday morning last week

October 23, 2014

One weekday morning last week, as soon as I got up, I decided on the spur of the moment to document my morning in detail. I had no idea that it would be the most stressful morning that week. Reading this now I am not sure whether to laugh or cry. On one hand, the kids aren’t usually THIS needy. But on the other hand, this is not really out of the ordinary. Meredith is an intense child, which can make her super awesome and fun, but also difficult. So here you go: a detailed examination of a weekday morning in the life of a working mom, with a spirited child and an infant. *** 3:30 am: I first wake…
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the project life app : a detailed review

October 22, 2014

Y’all know how much I love Project Life if you’ve been reading for any length of time. Well, if you haven’t heard – there is now a Project Life app! It’s $2.99 for iPhone and iPad. At first I wasn’t sure that I would really use it. After all, I like to have a physical album. But in the end I couldn’t resist purchasing it, and today I want to give you the lowdown on what it’s actually like and ideas for using it. Let’s go screen by screen to see what it does! When you first open the app, you have the choice to watch an intro video or not. Later, the video doesn’t open but you can find…
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liam at nine months

October 21, 2014

He: >Had a wet cough for weeks and weeks until it finally turned into a sinus infection. Then he did ten days of antibiotics, and on the tenth day he got a fever. Ear infection. So he’s still sick, poor boy, plus the diaper rash and diarrhea that goes along with antibiotics. >Weighs 25 pounds 7 ounces. That’s 100th percentile. >Usually cries and struggles when I put him in the car seat now. >Loves: a big basket of toys, being turned upside down, watching Meredith jump on the bed and her general silliness, funny gurgling noises, and being outside. >Says, “nuh nuh nuh” when I put him in nursing position and I wonder if he’s actually trying to talk. >Usually…
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working mama files : nora from walking with nora

October 20, 2014

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today I am so happy to have Nora from the blog Walking With Nora here. Without question, Nora is one of my favorite people on the internet. There aren’t many people in this world who are as encouraging, loyal, and thoughtful as she is. This interview is especially interesting because Nora is a bonus mom! Keep reading to find out more about that; I think you’ll love her perspective. Welcome Nora! Who lives in your house? On a full-time basis it’s myself, my husband (who I’ve nicknamed Knight) and our furdog, Jack. In the summer months we have…
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