Milo: months 6 + 7

I started crying at Milo’s bedtime last night. Dan was holding him in the rocking chair while I saw sitting on the guest bed in his nursery. I had just put him in size 18 months pajamas (that have to run small!) and a new, bigger sleep sack. He looked so dang big sprawled out in

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social media and my blog: it’s complicated

Patterned Cactus by Maria Hilas Louie My relationship status with social media and my blog has changed from “in a serious relationship” to “it’s complicated.” I think. I learned the idea of keeping what brings me joy from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and it hasn’t left my mind. I’ve started considering it in terms

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the Target woman I envied

I pull into the Target parking lot, already sweating. I get out, picking up my Ergo carrier and strapping it around my waist. I unbuckle Milo from him car seat and heave him out of the car, flat against my chest. I strain to latch the carrier. It’s uncomfortable already, but he’s still a little too

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Milo: months 4 + 5

The biggest change in the past two months is that this boy is much more active! He’s always kicking and flapping his arms and trying to grab things. He has started rolling… He first did it while swaddled and ended up face down and angry in his crib. We’ve since changed to a Swaddle Up 50/50,

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reclaiming my days

At the recommendation of a friend, I recently started listening to a podcast called The Longest Shortest Time. It’s about parenthood, and the name really drew me in. Some days as a mostly-stay-at-home mom of an infant are really, really long, though this stage seems to be going so quickly.  Our international adoption feels like

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