Tag Archives: first-time parents

a second-time mom

Well. I’m not a first-time mom anymore. Isn’t that a weird thing, though? When people talk about first-time parents they mean that the parents only have one kid, right? But, is anyone ever really a second-time parent? On Sunday I … Continue reading

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bye bye baby

My last few weeks with a bona fide baby are running out furiously, so I’m trying to focus more on enjoying my little one in this sweet, sweet stage of life. My son took his first step yesterday. It was … Continue reading

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next stop: toddlerhood

Baby Guy is 11 months old and continues to surprise us every single day with new aspects of his personality, skills, and propensities for┬ádanger. He’s cruising around the furniture, standing on his own for a few seconds at a time, … Continue reading

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a tale of woe and sadness

So, the pox is real. Well, there’s a real virus in my baby. The jury’s still out on whether or not the unidentifiable spots have anything to do with the unidentified illness, but there is an illness now. Continue reading

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swaddle saga

Warning: this post is really mostly for other poor first-time parents, who, like me, have no idea what they are doing. Perhaps someone can learn something useful from this scintillating blow-by-blow of my experience with swaddling (and how I quit), … Continue reading

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i should’ve been a soybean farmer

I’m so glad it’s Sabbath and the week is over. My husband was gone for a few days, and it’s always a little bit tough being the only adult in the house. Plus, I like the guy and I miss … Continue reading

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parental responsibility is serious business

My┬ábaby had better not stay this cute, or I will never be able to effectively discipline him. I’ve met a few kids in my day, and all of them have needed some thoughtful discipline at one time or another, so … Continue reading

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