Hawaii 2014

For the first time, I came back from a trip feeling relaxed and refreshed instead of overwhelmed and exhausted. And I can’t tell you if it was because the destination was a low key place versus big cities like Hong Kong and New York. Or maybe it’s because Ollie is much bigger and more independent, at …

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Beef Stroganoff

Let me just preface by saying that if I can make this when I’m sick, I can’t think of an easier weekday recipe. And since I do this in the slow cooker, it’s a super fast recipe to prep too. The beef stew meat is perfect bc it breaks down in the slow cooker and …

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Pillow

This is his newest favorite sleeping arrangement. I guess I can’t blame him. If you’ve never been taught, it’s not exactly obvious what you’re supposed to do with a pillow. For now, burrowing underneath is his apparent position du jour. Like this:Like Loading…

Oh Boy, Here We Go Again!

It took the entire weekend. But I’m starting to accept that we’re having another boy. It was a hard hit finding out that our first child was a boy, so I wasn’t expecting that this happening a second time would be so hard. But it was harder in fact than the first. Part of it …

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Having a child because you’re bored

Although my coworker has been married for ten plus years, he and his wife have decided not to start a family. The other day, he shared his views on families and parenthood. He argues that people have kids because they are bored in their relationship. And, not just that, they are being lazy, because when you have kids, you don’t have …

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Curious George

Ollie likes to go through drawers of all kinds, in the kitchen, in his room, everywhere. But his favorites are the ones in our bedroom. There are often tell tale signs that he’s been around, like a stray pen or lotion on the table instead of inside. But this was a new one. CS opened …

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Yaaaaaay!

I read recently that the terrible twos don’t actually refer to when they turn two but instead to their second year of development (i.e., age 0 is the first year of development, age 1 is the second year). This was a huge relief because I’ve been quite dreading the onset of the terrible twos. The brief glimpse I …

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Toddlerhood

I’m gonna go ahead and say it. Being a parent isn’t always awesome. There are times I feel so overwhelmed and think, I don’t like this phase… Jesus, this is not what I signed up for. Toddlerhood is one of those times. And let me tell you, this has been a rough patch. His temper tantrums …

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eDinners

We wondered when we’d get to that point. We’d see kids at dinners glued to their iPads and we’d wonder, when do you get to that point? We thought, we didn’t want that. We’d want him engaged in conversation with us. He needs to listen and observe the world, not tune it out. And then, …

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