Friday, February 3, 2012


As much as I’m diggin’ this warm and sunny weather right now, I really hope it rains soon. Rain here means snow in the Sierras, and snow in the Sierras means SNOWBOARDING! That’s right. Parenthood isn’t stopping Hubs and I from hitting the slopes at least a couple times this season. However, lack of snow might. We have a trip planned for later this month, so if any of you in colder climates want to send some of your snow our way, I’d be happy to take it off your hands.

Just please don’t tell anyone here that I asked for it.

Here are the R’s.


In Monday’s QWA, all play and no work made Quinn a tired boy.   

On Tuesday, I got all fired up with my rant on how adults need to respect children as people and have more baby empathy. I swear, some people expect kids to behave better than grown-ups do! Okay, sorry, I’ll stop…

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy Wednesday, you saw a photo of Q’s adorable curls.

Thursday, I wrote a “ToLBK” letter to my son telling him how I sometimes wish life could be more like the movie Groundhog Day.


This week’s super awesome blogger referral is Mary from My 3 Little Birds. Her writing is just beautiful. I love the gentle way it flows. There’s something just so calming and peaceful about it. I feel like I need to be sipping chamomile tea when I read her.

This recent post about listening to children really struck me, especially since I was on my “respect children” kick last week. Her story is so touching. This recent post about “motherworries” really hit home with me as well, as I have been writing a lot about anxiety and motherhood lately. (It’s like she’s in my head!)

She has a gorgeous collection of posts called MOMents about how little moments can have a profound impact. Each of these stories makes me say “whoa.” Especially this one. And this one. And this one.

So brew a pot of tea and get lost with Mary and her little birds this weekend. And when you look up from your laptop hours later, blinking, wondering what time it is, don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Q’s schedule is starting to shift a little. Sometimes that two-hour morning nap that I’ve learned to depend on is a little shorter. But that’s okay. That usually means he takes a good afternoon nap. He actually takes his afternoon nap in his crib now, which is awesome! Unless, of course, we’re out and about in the afternoon and he falls asleep on the way home. Then I’m stuck driving around. So naptime still makes me fat and broke. Doh!

Tune in next week!

You will definitely want to come back for Not-So-Wordy Wednesday next week. I have a hilarious video to show you. I also have some advice for first-time dads, and I hope you’ll chime in with your own pearls of wisdom as well.

Happy Super Bowl weekend, friends!