kids

Mealtime Magic:  Three Ways to Get Babies and Toddlers to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

The other night as I was prepping three different versions of dinner for Parker, Ever and I (Aaron was traveling), and found myself nostalgic for dinnertime eight years ago. Eight years ago Aaron and I were newlyweds and dinner after a busy 10, 11, or 12-hour work day would sometimes mean walking across the street to the market and picking up a bottle of wine, soft cheese, and a baguette and dining at the bar or perched on the countertop. These days dinnertime more often means a lot more forethought. I look for meals that work for all three …

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The Longest Shortest Time || Parenting Advice I’ve Been Putting To Use Lately

The days are long but the years are short and these days I am in the habit of reminding myself that the only thing that will matter to me some day will be these mini people of mine—that I’ve raised them to know how unconditionally I love them and that they’re capable and empathetic and socially aware human beings. The older I get, the more sure of this I am.  As Parker has gone from a baby to a toddler to a full on kid (and next year an elementary schooler!), there is definitely more to navigate, consider, and think about.  Aaron and …

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A Good Morning. No, A Great Morning.

(A Note from the Editor: I jotted this down in wordpress on May 4th and recently found it in my drafts by accident, looking for something else. I was working on another post that morning but just remember these words in my head so I paused what I was doing, created a new post, spilled my thoughts on to the digital page, and then hit save with no intention of publishing, but alas here we are… published. Photos were more recently captured.) I awake to the sounds of a whimpering baby, a common occurrence around here.  But after my own …

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The End of #BestSummerEver + Fave Links

I’m trying hard to remember the inception of #BestSummerEver, but drawing a blank.  Some time around Memorial Day, though, I just started thinking of this summer that way.  We actually hadn’t booked a single vacation at this point and weren’t making extravagant plans.  It had been a long nine months, though, since last summer. We added Ever to our family, moved into our new house, Aaron traveled like crazy and so the hashtag was likely an overflow of my enthusiasm for a season with a slower pace and less hectic …

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