• Epic Temper Tantrums

    January 14, 2011

    Bella has always been a fairly compliant child. When she’d find a fuzzy she’d bring it to us. Pieces of paper, small bits of carpet fibers, a poof of lint from the dryer. All placed lovingly in our hands and she’d happily toddle off for more. I felt very blessed to have such a sweet…

  • I’m *that* mom

    December 20, 2010

    Saturday was a visit to Gymboree for the first time. Bella has been so clingy lately, I actually thought about letting parents know right off the bat, “Please do not make eye contact with her. Do not talk to or touch her IN ANY WAY (even for safety reasons) and avoid walking within 3 feet of…

  • Holy crap.

    November 6, 2010

    Those are the very unlady-like words that came out of my mouth today as I weighed in, after reminding myself that not losing very much or possibly any the first week of a diet was fine. I had next week, and the week after – forever if I needed to. It was ok. I pep talked…

  • Pumpkin Patch and Sneakiness

    October 28, 2010

    Our (very, very cold and windy) trip to a pumpkin patch. Complete with meltdown about not being able to eat the corn kernels in the huge “sand” box filled with corn. (Why yes, I did want to get in. Very badly.) After we picked pumpkins and got in the car, Sam realized Bella’s little fists…

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