Friday, January 27, 2012


Something great happened yesterday! Quinn signed his first word! He made the sign for “more” during dinner last night, twice! All this time, I didn’t even think he paid attention to the signs I made, but I guess he does. I don’t think he really knows what it means yet, though. Like, I don’t think he understands that he’s asking for more food or more story time with that sign, but the context will come later. The fact that he associates the sign with the word is still pretty damn cool.

My baby’s a genius!

Here are the R’s.


In Monday’s QWA, Hubs and I took turns taking care of Quinn. We made a great tag team, but we missed spending time together.  

Tuesday got a little heavy with more confessions about mommy anxiety, and I told you all the little details that make me spin with worry.  

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy Wednesday, you saw more gratuitous photos of my devastatingly handsome son.    

Thursday, I told you about the moments that made me realize I am old.   


This week’s super awesome blogger referral is Katie from Practical Parenting. Katie is a psychotherapist and parenting expert, and in every post she offers us actionable advice. Every time I read her blog, I learn something new that makes me say, “Wow, that’s genius!”

Everything from building self-esteem in children to teaching social skills to being an engaged parent, Katie’s got us covered. This mom is seriously smart.

This is one blog you’ll want to have in the front of your Mommy Toolkit. So get to know Katie and her amazing blog this weekend, and be sure to have a pen a paper handy – you’ll want to take notes!


Quinn is looking more and more like a little boy every day. Pretty soon, he won’t be a baby anymore.  One of my favorite Not-So-Wordy Wednesday posts is Lions, Tigers and Bears, full of more gratuitous photos of my sweet Q-ball at four months old. He even has a little lion on his tushie!

Tune in next week!

I can’t believe it’s the end of January. I’ll have a sweet To LBK post on Groundhog Day and a post on something I like to call “baby empathy.” Unless a super tempting writing prompt comes out next week, in which case I’ll write about something else entirely.

Have a good weekend, friends!