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easier and easier... kind of

easier and easier… kind of

It’s true!  It does get easier!  Case in point: Violet can’t quite read yet, but she sure can follow directions.  (When the end results benefit her, of course).  On Saturdays and Sundays we leave this note on our closed door. Then she knows that she can go to the fridge, get her pre-made (un-spill-able) breakfast, […]

mothers' day gift ideas

mothers’ day gift ideas

So, every year for Mother’s Day I get a National Geographic subscription (yup… I’m nerdy like that) and a date with Rob (what? no kids? what kind of mother are you?).  I’m pretty easy to please. But maybe I should make it more exciting for whomever wants to shop for me.  And by exciting, I […]

happy birthday little boy

happy birthday little boy

Yes, Graham is 2 years old… which I find odd since I’m pretty sure he was born about 30 seconds ago. I keep waiting for his “difficult stage” to start.  But so far he is all about being amiable and affectionate.  Granted, he’ll automatically answer any yes/no question with a “NO”.  And every task is […]

Ike Online Auction!

Ike Online Auction!

Well, the mamas have been working to set up this online auction (which will complement the real-life auction taking place in Austin on May 2nd). This way, people living outside of Austin can participate. And let me tell you, there are so many awesome things you can win, you just have to check it out. […]

the new parent Non-Handbook

the new parent Non-Handbook

I fear that my last parenthood post may have shocked my almost-parent friends into stunned silence.  Because, although I got over 100 comments and emails, they were all from already-parents saying “hear-hear” and the like.  So what I’d like to do is put together something tangible for all my friends to take away.  I mean, […]

Graham on Twitter

Graham on Twitter

Yes, it’s about that time.  Graham will be 2 soon so clearly he needs his own shiny new twitter account.  I swear we’re not just trying to be trendy.  It really is a great way to have a record of what they say, because, let’s face it, I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast […]