School Teddy

When it came to sleeping and soothing, we were game to try it all. So it’s no surprise that I was insistent on the kids having a lovey. A little before he turned one, I got Ollie a teddy and he slowly weaned himself away from the lovey. This means that for the past two years, Teddy …

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Ascher is 13 months

Sleep: One nap (1-2 hours) at around noon. He wakes at 7:30am (loving this daylight savings) and is in bed by 7:30pm. He is finally doing 12 hours of sleep, instead of the 11 before. Teeth: 4 top, 2 bottom Likes: Eating most everything, in particular blueberries. Grabbing his shoes to tell you he wants to …

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Instant Pot, aka my daily saving grace

Listen, it’s not like I was holding out on you on purpose. But forreal, life has been a bit hectic lately, especially on the work front. So while I’ve been meaning to share this, it’s eluded me til now. Anyway. Instant Pot, people, Instant Pot! What is it? Only the best thing ever. Aka pressure cooker. …

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Leaning In

If you’ve been around me in the past 12 months, the odds are good you’ve heard at least a little earful of what I thought about the precarious balance of juggling work and motherhood and how systematically unfair and dysfunctional it all was. CS is fond of saying that he married a closet Republican and feminist. I’ll save …

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Best Friends

Today we went to a birthday party. I don’t need to say it was a kid’s birthday party because, come on, that’s the only type these days amiright? Anyway, I bring Ollie to pick out a present. What does he like? “Dump trucks and excavators and cars, mama!” I am not sure he gets my …

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Ascher is Walking!

So I lost my bet that he’d be walking before his first birthday. But he was close. 12 months 2 weeks and he’s finally walking on his own. It’s funny seeing the steps of growing independence, from not wanting to walk at all to walking while holding both hands to only holding with one hand to taking …

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No more boobies 

Today is D-day, as in Don’t touch my boobs Day, as in we are officially in weaning territory.  And as with much of everything that defines these two brothers, Ascher was really not happy when he realized he wasn’t getting the boob in the morning. Meanwhile, Ollie couldn’t care less when I cut him off.  …

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Lazy walker

So I’ve tried to “encourage” Ascher to walk, by getting him to stand and then letting go and scooting away to get him to walk towards me. But this guy, he knows what he likes. And when he’s not interested, there’s no pushing. So when I try to help him, he just drops to the …

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Nap for two

Yesterday, we had just too much to do, so we pushed Ascher and disregarded his nap schedule. So some dim sum and a quick 10 min catnap in the car and some errands and a trip to the park later, we finally made it home. This meant that by the time it was Ollie’s nap time …

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