Happy Golden Birthday, Reid!

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Reid will always be the happiest way to begin a new year.  Being due in late December I thought for sure I’d have a Christmastime baby. But no, Reid had other plans and laid his mark on a different holiday – New Year’s Day! And that means this year, his first birthday, is his golden […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

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Ever since the want/need/wear/read philosophy for gift giving was born, I’ve tried to follow suite. It just makes sense! Especially for kids (and that gift guide is coming later this week!). Want/need/wear/read (with an extra category of “do” for experiences!) works well for mamas too, and in my case, just goes to show that I’m […]

Happy Birthday, Max!

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My first son and darling mama’s boy turned three yesterday. THREE! He woke up with a beaming smile and requests for snuggles as he always does, but still, he looked bigger, more mature and somehow it seemed his vocabulary had grown. For him, three must mean an increase in words, emotions and, of course, love.  Multiple […]

The Birthday Turned Christmas Wish List

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Welcome to the December 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have suggested go-to gifts and gifting experiences for the holiday season for all your loved ones. Back in October […]

Hello 28

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Well, hello there 28. You’ve been super swell. Like, the real kind of fine. I’m just a week in and I think you’ll be a good year. No where near those early 20 wandering years and just bumping up on the, well … hey there, 30! I see you coming ’round the bend! I’m not […]

Max’s Sharktastic Birthday Party

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Guess who is TWO today? The ever adorable and sweetest little chunk, Max Valentine! That’s who! We celebrated Thursday evening with a few little friends at his shark birthday party at a local park. It was practically perfect … It started out blustery – complete with flying away balloons – but calmed down in time […]

28 Innings … Wait, Years

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And just like that, the guy I fell in love with at 20 is now 28! Happy Birthday, Dominic! To celebrate we used our tickets from ScoreBig to catch a Mariners game last week on a Seattle date night. We attempted to hit the ballpark food favorites, most of which disappointed, but we did see […]