toddlers + greens + popsicle molds, oh my!

i’m still figuring a lot of stuff out when it comes to mothering. but one thing that’s evident after the last nine years of raising my five children is — there is not one specific parenting method/approach/style/book that fits all children. you’re in big trouble if you assume it’s a one-glove-fits-all sort of situation. which is why i always get a little weary when someone says, “this worked for my kid....

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a video from our family trip to mont tremblant, quebec!

 

hiiiiiiii! how are you? thank you for being patient with me as my blog has taken a back seat while i finish writing my book. between the writing, the kid rearing, the longest winter ever and sickness fest 2.0 happening AGAIN over here, i’m a little bit all over the place right now. i also i told myself i wouldn’t watch the bachelor this season because life is bonkers but i got sucked in last week when i was up soothing a little one in the night and now i have to add that drama to my crowded headspace (i mean, gladly!...

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a snowy day.

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“snoooow, snoooow, snoOOOw!…” she’ll say, with repetition that builds in excitement and a small hint of urgency as she brings me her favorite book, the snowy day. she’ll turn her small frame around and slowly back into my lap, plopping down just right with a few little wiggle moves to ensure she’s snuggled up as close as she can get, her warm body next to mine....

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beatrice & madalena’s bedroom reveal!

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i’m excited to share some photos and details on beatrice and madalena’s room… finally!

THE NEW “NURSERY”

the girls moved into their room (josh’s and my old office, RIP – the office) over the summer when i weaned them from breastfeeding. it was hard to give up the office because we really liked having a separate space for working where we can close the door and not be on the computer or phone when we needed to work while the kids were home (it was a main factor for moving into a bigger apartment a few years ago, which was before we knew we’d be having twins) – we’re trying to figure out a new arrangement for the office situation (currently set up in a corner of the living room, and not so bad since the living room can be closed off entirely as well with the double sliding doors and the french door, BUT!...

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happy new year!

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and just like that, it’s january 2nd and the year 2020 is here! over the years, i’ve really come to appreciate the fresh start that january offers us. while i would still probably categorize january as my least favorite month of them all (it’s cold. christmas decorations come down. it gets dark early – to name a few), i do love taking time in the beginning of the month to reflect on all my blessings, and find a focus for the coming year....

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