Monthly Archives: March 2012

18-Month Birthday at the Zoo!

On Thursday, Ellie turned 18 months old! To celebrate, we joined our friends at the zoo.  OK, not really specifically to celebrate, but it was a fun way to spend the day anyway! We started off by having fun looking … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 5: Exclusive, Then Extended Breastfeeding

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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March Knitting: Oh Yeah, You Read That Right, KNITTING!!!!

My friend and former roommate, Betsy, and I have a good deal going.  I’m teaching her how to sew and she’s teaching me how to knit!  So last night, I got my first lesson.  I learned how to cast-on (although … Continue reading

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Helping Mama

Ellie is truly helping me these days, in many ways. She loves to empty the silverware rack in the dishwasher.  She hands me each piece individually, says, “Na-win” (her happy sound!), and goes back for the next one. She helps … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 3d: Natural/Unmedicated Childbirth (even more thoughts)

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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Friends

Ellie is growing up so quickly.  All of  a sudden, she really loves playing with other kids.  Yesterday, our friend P came over to spend a couple hours with us while her mom went to an appointment.  Ellie and P … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 3c: Natural/Unmedicated Childbirth (more thoughts)

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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