Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Practice of Assigning Positive Intent

I first read about this life-giving practice here. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  Proverbs 15:1 A discipline I’ve been trying to adopt recently has been the practice of “assigning positive intent.”  Basically … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Make Your Clean Space Attractive Enough to Motivate You to Keep It That Way

I love how our dining room table looks when it’s clean. Chairs pushed in and totally clear of clutter The vase was a Christmas present from Nik’s brother and sister-in-law.  I love the structural beauty of it so I leave … Continue reading

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My Sleeping Tummy-Loving Boy

He’s getting so grown-up, I can hardly stand it!

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Nursing – The Perfect Travel Food

to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2013 at a park in Arlington, VA, 8/4/2013 Traveling with a baby can be stressful.  Routines are disrupted and environments are unfamiliar.  We recently spend two weeks in Montana, a trip that involved a long … Continue reading

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Books Are Good For Everything – Even Teething!

Who doesn’t love Sheep In A Jeep? 🙂

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The Honeymoon Is Over

Mark is on the move.  He also has object permanence now so he’s not so easily distracted if I take something away from him.  He has started crying in protest if he really wants it! Today, Ellie was crying because … Continue reading

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