• Business Stuff,  Me,  My Family,  Start-up

    Changing and Growing

    It is time for a change. I have been home for more than 3 years now, since before Bug was even born. I am so thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to be home full-time with my kids. It’s amazing watching them learn new skills and try out their first words. I love visiting the zoo and play spaces and having parades around the house. Then again, this has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Not just being a mom, which is incredibly and exhausting and exhilarating and scary all wrapped up in a bundle of diapers and drool. I spend a lot of time in…

  • Bug (aka Little Guy),  LadyBug

    Sick Again?!

    It seems my kids might be sick again, or maybe sick still, since they haven’t recovered from their last illnesses, yet. Ugh. When your child tells you that he “just wants to take a nap” you habe to know that something’s going on. Please, oh, please, let them get healthy and stay that way for a few weeks!

  • Big Guy,  Bug (aka Little Guy),  Food Allergies,  LadyBug,  Me,  My Family

    Good Days, Bad Days

    Today was a bad day. LadyBug woke up at around midnight and didn’t fall asleep until about 3. Big Guy took care of her (I do not function without enough food or sleep, in that order), but I didn’t get to sleep until 1:30 or so myself, and then woke up again when he came back to bed. Someone woke up early, both kids woke up grouchy, I woke up achy all over (getting old, I think). It was a recipe for disaster. The kids fought, cried, screamed, bumped into things, and generally had an ugly and dramatic morning. I mainly tried to cope. Big Guy had the good sense…

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  • Bug (aka Little Guy),  Gifts

    Birthday Month is Over

    Not sure how Bug will handle the end of birthday month, but I’m glad it’s over. Too much cake (can you believe it?), too many presents (although they’re all a lot of fun) and looming thank you notes.

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  • Big Guy

    Yay!

    I finally convinced Big Guy to help me out with my new website project. Yay! Now I can actually move forward…

  • Bug (aka Little Guy)

    The Eleven Doors

    Bug has excellent language skills, but he often repeats things as he hears them which is… well, through a 3-year-old filter. The alphabet song frequently turns into, “…H I J K Elmo pee…” Today we watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for the first time. He kept calling it “The Eleven Doors.” No matter how many times I repeated it clearly, he just kept asking about those doors. I expect he’ll have a nightmare tonight about small doors singing, “Heigh Ho!”

  • Bug (aka Little Guy),  LadyBug,  Me

    Nature vs. Nurture Again

    When Bug was about 11 months’ old, we walked out of the house and he pointed and said, “Car.” I don’t think we had any toy cars at the time and none of us had talked much about cars. It was the beginning of his love affair with all things vehicle-oriented. Then came LadyBug. I was determined to let her choose her own path in terms of toys. I didn’t want to force either of our kids to choose based on gender stereotypes.. She is, of course, surrounded by trucks, cars, trains, planes, and so on. But we also have a couple of baby dolls and some bottles we got…

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  • Big Guy

    Happy Birthday, Big Guy

    Big Guy’s birthday. Baked a cake (from scratch) and even made a decent dinner. All in the midst of a chaotic day. Our anniversary is next… a blissful weekend on the beach with no kids. Heaven.

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  • Bug (aka Little Guy),  LadyBug

    Ichi, Ni, San…

    Bug started his karate classes today. Technically, it’s more of a pre-karate. He had a blast. I can’t wait to see him in his gi. It’s going to be super cute. Next week, I’ll have to bring LadyBug with me. I’m interested to know if she’ll want to join, too. She just might… and I wouldn’t mind her learning how to kick and punch in a responsible way.

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  • Big Guy,  Bug (aka Little Guy)

    Birthday Season is Here

    Big Guy’s birthday is October 1 (coincidentally, he was born on the day that DisneyWorld opened – must have been fate). Bug’s birthday is October 29. We also have various sibling, niece, nephew, aunt, friend birthdays over the next month and half. Time to start the shopping… Tomorrow, Bug and I are going to have to pull it together, get a gift for Big Guy, bake a cake AND start his karate classes. Luckily, Lady Bug will spend the day with Grandma so I’m not worried about her, too. I guess I should get some rest!

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