Motherhood

Toy Wrangling

July 2, 2014
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As we approach 2 years old, Mazen’s toys are getting out of control. I have had the mentality of “the more the better” in his toy baskets thinking that variety would keep him interested, but of course the opposite seems to be true. There is so much clutter that he just ignores most things. We […]

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The Lunchbox Surprise

June 25, 2014
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Remember Jem!? My mom recently found my kindergarten lunchbox. It’s 26 (!) years old or so yet in great condition. I was debating giving it away when my mom suggested I use it to store some of Mazen’s smaller toys. Mom is filled with good tips on parenting. She said she used to have a […]

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Thoughts On Baby #2

May 14, 2014
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We have always known we’ve wanted two kids (if nature allows us). Maaaaaaybe three but probably just two. Matt and I were each one of two and we were 4 and 3 years apart in age from our siblings. When Mazen was born I always said we’d get to his second birthday and then start […]

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Mazen’s Then + Now

April 23, 2014
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Sweet little Mazen 5 days old!! You probably recall the famous striped onesies that Mazen lived in during his newborn days. They were SO soft, and of course I love stripes. So imagine the tears I shed when my friend Gaby gave me some of her little boys clothes and I found out she had […]

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17 Months!!

February 19, 2014
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I took zero notes this month, but I feel like I have so much new stuff to share. However now that I am sitting down to write, nothing new is coming to mind! Let me see… Words have started bubbling out of Mazen this month, and he’s started to copy us a little bit. If […]

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Tips For Hiring A Babysitter

January 8, 2014
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The following is a guest post I wrote for my friend Renee, who has a blog on early childhood from a nanny’s perspective.  If you are anything like me you are completely torn between a luxurious date night with your husband and the peace in your heart that comes from having your baby close by. […]

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15 Months

January 1, 2014
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15 months has passed us already and my little man is just growing up so fast. He understands so much these days “Let’s go ride your bike!” or “Time for a bath” and he knows exactly what to do. He is starting to talk more too, and we get so excited when he learns a […]

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Christmas Morning

December 25, 2013
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Did you know that Santa makes special trips before and after Christmas Day to accommodate families that travel? When was young, we traveled for Christmas every year, so I had several years with presents dropped off at special times. Santa came to our house a few days early this year so that Matt could be […]

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The End Of A Breastfeeding Era

December 11, 2013
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A little over three weeks ago Mazen and I had our final nursing session. It was simultaneously a huge deal and a piece of cake. About a month prior, I had dropped down from 4 feedings a day to 1 over the course of a few weeks. Our only nursing session was first thing in […]

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14 Months!

November 20, 2013
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Mazen has been so much fun lately! He has gotten to be so affectionate and loves to run into my arms. I am loving how much he gives now! He sure is a mama’s boy. His language is also exploding – in all ways. New spoken words: Outside (said all the time as “side!” “side!” […]

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