The ABC’s of Jemma


Today is all about this little sassafras! It’s her first day of preschool so I thought I’d commemorate this fabulous milestone with a little ABCs inspired by Chelsea over at Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles! I mean, I have to do something other than sit around and cry over my baby. Going to school. […]

Max | 12 Months


Oh Bubba. A year old? Really? This past year has been a such a blessing. Such a joy. You have brought so much life into our family. So much laughter. Daddy and I couldn’t feel more honored to have you as our son. You’ve stretched me in so many ways – you’re making me a […]

A Year With My Nursling


Welcome to the World Breastfeeding 2013 Blog Carnival cohosted by and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center! This post was written for inclusion in the WBW 2013 Blog Carnival. Our participants will be writing and sharing their stories about community support and normalizing breastfeeding all week long. Find more participating sites in the list at […]

Max | 11 Months


Hey Bubs, Mama is kind of in denial about you being 11 months, just 30 days until THE BIG DAY. Your birthday! In so many ways you are still my squishy little baby. You love to snuggle, nurse and be close. Always. And I love it. Thanks for filling up my mama heart on the […]

Interview | Jemma, 2 3/4 years old


The other day during one of our “please chill out and get a grip” just for fun baths, I decided to interview Jemma. She’s been talking up a storm lately and saying some of the darndest things. Some of our current favorites are how she says “soooo crunchy!” when describing food – namely cookies and […]

Max | 8, 9 & 10 Months


Oh, Max, your silly mama has gotten behind. That means three months in one post :) Let’s see … you’ve been a busy little dude! There is no doubt about that! Crawling – bear crawls are your specialty AND climbing up the stairs in record speed. Plus, you’re an eating machine – green beans, bananas, […]

Two and Half


Half birthdays have always been a celebration around here.  Jemma’s second was no exception. I even cancelled her dentist appointment and took her for “pink birthday cake” which she had been incessantly requesting after watching a birthday episode of Dora. In anticipation for her dentist appointment we had been talking about the teeth doctor and […]

Max | 7 Months


Oh, my dear boy … Seven months already, really? Well, 7 1/2 if we’re getting technical. Mama is behind on documenting things! We spent much of your 6-7 month being sick. It was awful, breaks my heart to see you sniffling and hear your little coughs. Good news is, we are well now and have […]

Max | 6 Months


This precious boy has bounded through the first half of his first year. I can hardly believe that my snuggly little man is rolling, sitting, smiling, cooing and filling with more and more life each day. He has become a super mama’s boy and is absolutely smitten with his sister. He loves being close to […]

Max | 5 Months


Melt my heart, why don’t ya, Max? Five months is looking so good on you! You are embracing your new world of sitting up, with help still, but you are getting super strong. With your first snow in mid December you also accomplishing rolling over from tummy to back and blowing lots of smiley bubbles. […]