Monthly Archives: October 2010

Moment of the Week – 11

My babies know how to call, do you?  Rocking out and singing to Ghostbusters theme.  Why?  Because they are made of awesome.  Cutest Halloween ever. Advertisements

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Toddler Tricks – 11

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem:  Once your baby sees her Halloween costume, she’s not going to want to wear anything else.  Ever.  You don’t want her to eat or sleep in it; you don’t want parts lost or stained.  … Continue reading

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Foreigners from the Womb

Babies learn language in a way I never remember learning anything.  Having nothing to go on, it’s clear they understand words and phrases before they can make their tongues say those words and phrases.  And when they do start speaking, … Continue reading

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Hanging On

As I was making breakfast this morning, I heard my babies take direction from Dora and repeat after her in clear English, “Bridge.  Tree.  Tall Mountain.”  My heart twinged a little bit.  Nothing documents the extremely fast passage of time … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

Get up.  I’m serious, get up right now.  Or, maybe after you finish reading this blog, but certainly after you check your email – wait, what’s the New York Times’ top story today?  And didn’t you want to check that … Continue reading

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Parenting Online – Part 1

As a first-time parent, I did a lot of research online.  I looked at Kelly Mom, at Dr. Sears, at the World Health Organization.  I joined parenting groups and forums, baby groups and pages.  We have the internet’s boundless knowledge, facts … Continue reading

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Appreciate!

As adults, there is so much beauty we take for granted.  The way a neon sign buzzes, the lights and shadows it casts on a window pane, cracks in the pavement, ants marching.  These microcosms are completely overlooked.  We’ve seen them … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 10

Memories from the beach: Playing in the sand and water is serious business. Just ask our mom as she was saving us from the ocean!

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Toddler Tricks – 7

Ways to Trick Your Baby: Problem:  Baby is growing up and doesn’t want to drink out of a sippy cup when she sees her parents using mugs and glasses.  But she, of course, can’t use a mug or a glass … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

Last week, my husband and I gave in and bought the babies a pair of bicycles.  For months prior, every place we saw a bike became a 20-minute rest stop for us. “Bike!” they’d say.  “Bike!  Mine!  My bike! Up, … Continue reading

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