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The Dog Food Problem

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I have found a solution to what has become known at my house as “the dog food problem.
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Brat Bans

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A few months ago, my mother and I went shopping and grabbed lunch at the local Olive Garden – which was lovely. (I couldn’t stop myself from making an Old School reference there!) We had Charlotte with us, and I was armed with a high chair cover, placemat, snacks, and a sippy cup. She was just discovering her voice at that time, and spent lunch randomly squealing and giggling. We thought it was adorable. A couple sitting near us did not, and spent lunch glaring at us. Read the rest of this entry

Little Feet

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My baby girl started walking today. She is eleven months and one day old. Her daddy and I were both there to see it. She took three shaky, uncertain steps toward me (and a toy that she wanted), and then fell into me. Read the rest of this entry

Why I *Still* Breastfeed

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I was in labor for a really, really long time. I was five days overdue when I went in for an induction. I was admitted on a Monday evening, and Charlotte Grace was born forty-eight hours later. I had two rounds of cervadel and a lot of waiting before they broke my water and started the pitocin at about 1 am on Wednesday morning. The contractions started immediately, and they were intense and right on top of each other. Charlotte was (finally) born at 5:30 pm that Wednesday, after a failed epidural, an episiotomy, and two hours of pushing. I was exhausted and in a lot of pain. I asked for something for the pain that wouldn’t impact breastfeeding, and they gave me morphine. I wish with all of my heart that I could take that back. Read the rest of this entry

My Kid Ate Dog Food. And a Sports Illustrated.

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I’m not perfect, nor do I pretend to be. A couple of weeks ago, my kid ate dog food.

My daughter, Charlotte, has a passion for crawling through the foyer, kitchen, and dining room. Chasing the dog back and forth is pretty much her life’s work right now.  One day last week, I was chopping broccoli at the kitchen counter and watching Charlotte crawl back and forth. She crawled just out of my view and was suddenly very quiet. In my short run as a parent, I have learned that
QUIET = TROUBLE. Read the rest of this entry

Hello world!

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I am writing a blog. At 4 in the morning. I still get up to pump (my boobies – not iron) in the middle of the night when my daughter sleeps through. So, a good night’s sleep for my husband and daughter still means that I’m up in the middle of the night. . . And now I’m all excited about starting this blog, so I’m working on this instead of heading back to bed.

What is this blog about?  What am I doing here? Read the rest of this entry