Archive for 26 July 2011

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First Year Nostalgia

As Emerson’s first birthday approaches, the urge to walk down memory lane grows stronger. I’ve referred to the blog several times for details of my pregnancy and her first few months only to find I had skimmed right over some significant events. My philosophy, as far as blogging goes, has been to capture as much as I can while it’s happening — if I wait too long to write about something it loses significance and I move forward. Until now. In this rapidly changing baby world I am beginning to forget those warm fuzzy details that I thought would stay with me forever – how tiny she was, her toothless...

Mental Health

I soaked up some sun this morning during Emerson’s nap and finally got around to reading the August issue of Parents magazine.  I came across an article, “Lessons From a Zen Mommy,” outlining a philosophy that struck me as valuable to women with and without children. Bethany Saltman’s zen tactics seem simple yet  intentional. Could this be my new path to relaxation and happiness… “Do What You’re Doing While You’re Doing It – Stop multitasking.” “Leave No Trace – Take responsibility for yourself and your mess.” “Take Just the Right Amount – Limit acquiring too much stuff.” “Practice Patience – Don’t beat yourself up over things.”...

In Full Bloom

Our yard is full of variety and color right now! The flowers are flourishing and veggies are growing wildly in this heat. A jungle of squash, tomatoes and corn (yes, corn) are taking over the back yard — Emerson’s poor cherry tree is almost unrecognizable amidst our leggy crops! It’s been entertaining for me to see everything grow and gratifying for Nic to see his labor of love thrive. Here’s a little bit of what I’m talking about…  ...

Toy Recycling

It’s always refreshing to see Emme think outside the box. Just when I thought she had no further use for her activity mat, she reinvented it’s purpose — fort! Instead of laying on top of it and playing with the dangling toys, she likes to turn it up-side-down and play underneath! I wish I could take credit for this clever idea, but she was way ahead of me....