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raising friendly and fearless toddlers | letters to my littles

this week after traveling to AZ for a whole week and spending time with family, we came home and spent some much-needed us-time as a little family and reconnected and played at the beach. as i watched my little toddlers, i kept thinking of all of the ways that they are different, but all the […] Read more…

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making memories with 2 year olds

i’ve been thinking about this a lot. i spend lots of time most days with a very independent, often excruciatingly frustrating 2 year old.he is smart, he knows what he wants, and he is pretty good at the art of manipulation already. i have done lots of complaining on the matter, i know. and i’m getting […] Read more…

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are you a princess mom?

the other night, i was doing the gettin ready rag.the one that i dread these days now that i am in the awkward post-baby body phase.in my head i am still a normal-sized human with all kinds of current clothes and a sense for how to make them work that makes me feel stylish and […] Read more…

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grateful // from my iphone

grateful for a healthy, growing baby girl… that we can’t stop dressing up in cute clothes… grateful for a cute, albeit lashing out 2-year old who still calls for me when he’s hurt, but rarely lets me hold him like this… grateful for my mom and mother in law who let me sleep while they […] Read more…

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big beds, big cups, and big brothers

little man has been “sick” for the last few days.which is not really true, considering how happy he’s been. even with a fever breaking 103, he was playing and laughing, exploring and singing. just before i woke up this morning, i was dreaming of boss, sitting by me on my bed,with the light pouring in […] Read more…

my favorite 2 year old terrorist

this day came too fast. the little dude who knows too much, sings very loud, thinks it’s his way or the highway… the one that screams nooooooooo! in grocery stores, refuses to sit in a high chair, and demands to help, no matter what it is… is the same dude that cuddled and kissed me […] Read more…

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