Board Books From Buzz

November 27, 2013
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A guest post from Grammie Buzz, who just happens to be a trained children’s librarian! Here are her picks for some great board books. Mazen, right from the start, liked books.  What more could a writer grandma ask for? Here are some winners! His mom and dad read this one with amazing gusto. Lots of […]

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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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Mazen’s Hideout

November 13, 2013
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In our basement family room, tucked under our stairs we have a little finished space for storage. In the years past it has held everything from old paint to horseshoe sets to beach chairs to extra baby toys. And now it’s a fun little hideout for Mazen! I cleaned up the walls, which were terribly […]

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13 Going On 14

November 6, 2013
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In just a few more days Mazen will be 14 months old! Of course children are always learning, but lately Mazen has been showing us that he is taking in and processing information. He has learned the signs for “eat” and “water” and when I do “cheese” he imitates my hand movements (although he doesn’t […]

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Mazen’s Favorite Toys At 12 Months

October 30, 2013
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1. Tegu Blocks. We went to our local toy store, Shenanigan’s, looking for first birthday gifts and I asked the woman: “Of all the toys in the store, what would you buy for a one year old?” Without hesitation she recommended these magnetic wooden blocks from Honduras. They are sustainably sourced, non-toxic, and made by […]

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Cloth Diaper Confessions

October 23, 2013
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For a year, we used cloth diapers and loved them. Honestly. The Bum Genius Freetimes were our diaper of choice, and the OsoCozy liners made disposing of solids very easy. Are you picking up that I am using the past tense here? Have you noticed Mazen wearing disposables in my Instagram photos? Sadly, for the […]

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Mazen At 13 Months

October 16, 2013
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One day he was ONE and now he’s far beyond. 13 months feels so far away from the big first birthday! I feel like we have truly gone from baby to toddler this month because Mazen is a real toddler now. He toddles around on two feet nearly 100% of the time. I haven’t seen […]

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The Road To Weaning

October 8, 2013
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Baby KERF has slowed down since I have less time to blog these days. I also don’t have as much to say as I did in Mazen’s early months. But one topic I have been itching to write about for weeks is weaning. I am now only nursing once per day, we are getting very […]

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Nursery Tour: One Year Later

October 2, 2013
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Here was our nursery just before we brought little Mazen home from the hospital: And here it is one year later: By request, here are some of the things we have loved about our nursery and some things we have changed. Our color scheme and décor I still really love.{Although I will say I have […]

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Mazen’s Meals Lately

September 25, 2013
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I never would have guessed a few months ago that we would have a picky eater on our hands. Mazen gobbled down all sorts of things, vegetables of every kind included. For some reason I thought we had a long time before the toddler picky eating attitude arrived. But these days, as I should have […]

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