Tag: family

Tiny Personifications of Time

Tiny Personifications of Time
Children are just that: tiny personifications of time. You can’t believe how big they are because you can’t believe that much time has already passed. You blink and they go from baby-shaped to kid-shaped. Two years ago today, our son, Harrison, was born. Our whole world changed. We became parents. We were suddenly responsible for... Read more »

Sincere Mommy: Now with Two Under Two!

Sincere Mommy: Now with Two Under Two!
I’m back! I guess I was on maternity leave. Is that a thing bloggers can do? At any rate, my last blog came out on Valentine’s Day and four days later at 2:14AM, Jonathan Sigmund came flying out into the world. It’s been a crazy six weeks. Let me recap.   After symptoms of Preeclampsia,... Read more »

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!
People love giving warnings. We have been warned, since becoming parents, that almost everything we think might be fun is a bad idea with a baby or toddler. We were warned not to take him to a convention in Atlanta. We were warned against flying with him at three months. We were warned against taking... Read more »
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Scrooge and Date Night and Braxton-Hicks

Scrooge and Date Night and Braxton-Hicks
Scheduling a date night when your significant other works six days a week and there’s no family nearby to stay with the little one is a real challenge. Luckily, we have friends who are so close they are our family here in Chicago, and Ryan’s schedule is so wacky, he ended up with a free... Read more »

Still Thankful

Still Thankful
By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will have come and gone. I hope that people take more than just that one day to think about all they’re thankful for. I know I do. By the time you read this, I will be in Ohio seeing my grandparents for the weekend of their 60th wedding... Read more »

There's Magic in Cooking

There's Magic in Cooking
There’s magic in cooking. I didn’t understand that until a few years ago. A recipe, followed precisely the way you were told to follow it, brings back a taste you’ve enjoyed before. The magic of this is when you follow the recipe and taste something that someone who is now gone used to make. It’s... Read more »
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Pets as Kids, Pets AND Kids

Pets as Kids, Pets AND Kids
Before we had Harrison, we had cats. Then a dog. Then the baby. Now another baby coming. Our pile of creatures keeps growing and it’s really something of a miracle that they all get along. It makes me wonder, though, had we not added each member of the family in the order that we did,... Read more »

Suddenly He's a Toddler

Suddenly He's a Toddler
People say, “It goes by so fast….” They say, “Just wait...” They say, “They’re only babies for a moment…” And this time, they’re right.   When you bring home your newborn and start trying to get settled into parenthood, people tell you to “cherish every moment.” This makes you inwardly roll your eyes at them... Read more »

The Most October I've Ever Had

The Most October I've Ever Had
Wow. So, remember in this article I wrote in the beginning of the month I listed all the autumny things I wanted to do this month? I accomplished more of those than I really thought I would… and I’m the happiest for it! Here’s a little rundown of all the October goodness we were able... Read more »
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A Flight, A Funeral, and a Broken Record

A Flight, A Funeral, and a Broken Record
Boy oh boy. Where to even begin on the saga that was last week? Settle in for a crazy tale, though I’ll try to keep it concise. So, Ryan’s sister, Juliet, and her two kids came to visit us on October 3rd, staying until the 7th. We watched Halloween movies, we went out to Bengtson’s... Read more »