Ho Ho Ho and Happy New Year 2014!

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Merry belated Christmas to those of you who celebrate it!!  We are currently in Bismarck, North Dakota visiting family.  We’re still not sure what or if we’ll do anything on NYE but being that we have a little one this year, it probably won’t be very exciting whatever it is.  And we’re OK with that.  Going to bed early is still one of our favorite activities these days. Christmas in particular is tricky once you have children because you have to decide how you want to do gifts, if you want Read more […]

Beautiful, Autumn, Castle Wedding

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The Wee Sis’ and The Happy Chappie’s professional wedding photographs have arrived and I’m finally getting around to posting them!  I’m hoping it will be a fun little break from all the holiday talk (Happy Christmas Eve btw).  Their photographer was AMAZING and captured some really lovely shots. This is only a small sampling of their October nuptials but as a wedding-lover I couldn’t pass up sharing them. I’m currently helping The Glue and The Tape as much as I can with the planning of their Read more […]

The Wee One: Five Months

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Today The Wee One turns five months old!  Let’s stop for a minute and ponder the fact that Christmas is literally around the corner.  Where has the holiday season gone?!?  I love this time of year, my days are spent eating baking cookies, planning family and friend events, and shopping or making gifts.  Not too shabby!  But back to The Wee One… Biggest Struggles This Month: it’s a tie between teething and getting back to sleep in the middle of the night (baby) middle of the night Read more […]

Santa Baby 1.0

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This year our Christmas will be extra special because it will be The Wee One’s FIRST Christmas!  🙂  This also means it is the start of many new traditions, like visiting Santa! The Mother said she took us for a few years when my siblings and I were really young but didn’t continue the tradition long enough for us to solidly remember it.  That said, I do have wonderful memories of seeing Santa every year because we had a Santa Claus visit us at my Grandma and Grandpa’s home in North Dakota. Read more […]

Little Person, Big Personality

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In one of our recent Beyond Newborn classes, we discussed our babies’ temperaments and personality traits.  I found it intriguing to look at each different category and decide which parent The Wee One acted most like.  I’ve come to the conclusion that The Wee One is an awesome mix of The Scottish and I which is really neat.  We will see how his personality develops as he gets older, but for now, I thought I’d share where he is in these major categories.  (Our analysis of The Wee One is in Read more […]

DramaLite: Adult Fail

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When I first moved to Chicago after college I was the head counselor/leader of a teen camp in the summers for a park district outside the city.  I was still my dorky self but I liked to think some of those kids thought I was kind of cool. Six months or so later I had a new job in Chicago as a nanny.  I had to take the blue line train everyday into downtown for work.  At that same time I was also in a show in the evenings with a theater company in the suburbs.  I barely had enough time to take Read more […]

Way To Go Weekend: Holiday Card Outtakes

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This is my second year ordering our holiday card from Simply To Impress.  I use Shutterfly for EVERYTHING else (calendars, books, prints, and ornaments) but I wanted to try something new for our holiday card.  Simply To Impress had better prices when I first started looking last year and now I plan on using them every holiday season to enjoy those returning customer perks. *Simply To Impress is not compensating me to say nice things about them although I would not be mad if they wanted to start Read more […]

Closure on my Breastfeeding Journey

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I spent the first three months of my son’s life in pain every time I fed him. It’s something I still struggle to believe really happened because it seems so far away now and so awfully present at the same time. It’s only been since the 4 month mark that I’ve had days and feedings where I wasn’t in pain or discomfort. I should start by saying, we’re currently finishing up another round of thrush medications. The Wee One is on liquid Diflucan (Fluconazole) and I’m on an oral Diflucan (Fluconazole) Read more […]

It’s Nap Time

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This post idea was requested by a reader; thank you for the suggestion!  I know it’s probably not of much interest to those of you without little babies in the house but I’m always up for suggestions if anyone else has other motherhood or relationship topics they’d be interested in reading about. Ahhh naps, a most coveted thing by many adults and a huge pain in the ass when it comes to children.  Luckily, babies nap A LOT or we like to hope, anyway. I can only talk to my experience based Read more […]

Tradish Pics

Posted by & filed under Relationships General, The Family, The Father, The Glue, The Holidays, The Home, The Mother, The Scottish, The Sister, The Wee One.

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I’m terrible at making obnoxious abbreviations for words and I’m constantly asking The Glue if they work or not.  I’m pretty sure I was OK’d to say “tradish” instead of tradition.  Do you kind of hate it?  Me too.  Let’s continue. I look forward to family traditions year after year.  Growing up we had quite a few around the holidays.  One of my favorites was picking out our real (always had to be real according to The Mother) tree from the grocery store parking lot the day we drove home Read more […]