What My Kids and I Learned in Line for Build-a-Bear’s Pay Your Age Day at the Mall of America

After reading a myriad of responses online and the news media frenzy over Build-a-Bear’s Pay Your Age Day, I feel like a reasoned response is necessary from someone who actually went there, stood in line with two kids, and walked away with a positive experience. I like to think of myself as a thrifty mom.  … More What My Kids and I Learned in Line for Build-a-Bear’s Pay Your Age Day at the Mall of America

Six months.

Judah is six months old this week. I can hardly believe it. Apparently I’ve learned some things this time around.  I’ve let go of a lot of expectations— for both myself and my kids.  Judah’s still not exactly on a schedule.  He does have a fairly predictable rhythm to his day and he does nap … More Six months.

Four Months.

Judah is four months old this week. I blogged Moses’ milestones every month. And I’m glad I did now, so I can look back and see what was going on developmentally and compare. I wish I could say that everything I said in my last blog post about Judah was still true. But it’s not. … More Four Months.

Judah’s Birth Story

Disclaimer: this is a detailed birth story. Birth is a messy and rather graphic business. There are words and images below that may bother you. If you think they might, I’d encourage you to move along. Thanks! . . . . . . . . . My pregnancy with Judah was easier in some ways … More Judah’s Birth Story

Sakura Bloom Sling Diary Submission – A Day in the Life

It’s February in Minnesota – typically the coldest month of the year. This is when you’re most likely to check your weather app, see that it’s thirty below at 8 AM and that it isn’t going to get any warmer, and want to pull the covers right back over your head. But we are mothers. … More Sakura Bloom Sling Diary Submission – A Day in the Life