Monthly Archives: March 2011

Finally – toys

Ellie has finally, at the age of almost 6 months, decided that she’s interested in toys.  It’s nice to be able to give her something and have it occupy her for at least 30 seconds before she drops it.  My … Continue reading

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My Inheritance, Part 2

How could I have forgotten these?  When I blogged about my inheritance from Papa and Granny, I forgot to include this beautiful sugar and creamer set, which Granny gave to Mom and Mom gave to me, when Nik and I … Continue reading

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What babies want

“What babies want you to do… is to be active, and to be strong, calm, and centered on your own work, with them in the midst of it.” –Jean Liedloff (sent to me by a friend who found it here.)

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Grandpa, look! I’ve grown!

Hi Grandpa!  Remember that sleeper you gave me for Christmas?  I’ve worn it for three months and now, I’m starting to push out the bottom of it!  I’ve grown a lot since you saw me last!  You should come to … Continue reading

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Some links with thoughts on birth and parenting

A birth story told by the father, from his perspective, reflecting on birth and the Cross.  Powerful. Why a life spent changing diapers isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  (And some lessons I’m learning that someone else was kind enough to … Continue reading

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Culture of Peace and Calm

This morning, I heard this article on NPR about what the Chicago public school district is doing to create a culture of peace and calm in some of their high schools.  I was both impressed by what the high schools … Continue reading

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Fun Fiction Friday

(The title makes this sound like it’s going to be a regular feature.  It won’t be.  I just like alliteration.) I just came across a story that I wrote during a writing seminar a few years ago.  It used the … Continue reading

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