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Why Co-Sleeping Could Never Fly At Our Place

Why Co-Sleeping Could Never Fly At Our Place

Previous to our marriage, Noel and I had roommates complain about our excessive tossing and turning and as newlyweds we’d often joke that mysterious bumps and bruises were casualties of sleeping in the same bed. These days we sleep like the dead, but when it sounds like an all-out brawl has commenced in our kids’ bedrooms, we repeatedly find ourselves wild-eyed and out of breath facing the calm exhalations of their dreams and not the intruder we expected. With us…

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Snow, Mud, and Pumpkins

Snow, Mud, and Pumpkins

  We had enough snow last week for the kids to go out and make a little snowman before it all melted. Despite the kids’ disappointment, snow that doesn’t stick around that long is definitely my favorite kind. Fall was back by today, albeit a very muddy version, and we headed to a pumpkin patch with some of our playgroup friends to squeeze in some more fall activities before winter takes over for real. The kids all loved the farm…

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Sippy Cups

Sippy Cups

At the end of every day I play one final round of hide and seek with all of the sippy cups. Fetching them from beneath sofas, out of sand pails, and off the back porch. I tuck them all into the dishwasher to be washed while their owners sleep. At the children’s first stirrings in the morning, the sippy cups are retrieved one by one from their safe haven to dutifully perform their bout of service before they disappear. Really,…

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The New Hardcore

The New Hardcore

Being outdoorsy gets sort of complicated when you have kids. Long hikes tend to turn parents into pack animals, backpacking is impossible, and even car camping becomes increasingly difficult with all the paraphernalia kids seem to require. But, because we don’t want to take a 10-15 year hiatus from the things we love, we absolutely refuse to give up just because things get more difficult. With Noel’s sister, Danielle, in town this past weekend we decided it was the perfect…

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