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I am the worst at play dates. So naturally I hosted one.

So yesterday I had my moms group over, wherein about a dozen little people crawled around on my living floor while us mothers chatted about breastfeeding, pregnancy and preschool waiting lists. (Apparently that’s a thing.) I have been nominally involved in this moms group since June, and I thought hosting a play date at my…
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All these parenting books are caca.

In the weeks after Baby G was born, I went on an irrational parenting book reading spree, probably because my hormones were raging and I didn’t know how to make my baby stop crying. Somewhere in this sleep deprived, sour-milk-sheets coma I ingested bits and pieces of about a dozen baby rearing books I picked…
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The First and The Simple

On Wednesday we celebrated our little girl’s first birthday, our first year as parents, and the first day of 2014. The Simple Party was exactly how I pictured it: a peaceful, loving gathering of people who have been in Baby G’s entourage since Day One. All but three guests were at the hospital to meet…
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2013: My first year of motherhood – highs, lows and in between

For me, reflecting on 2013 is intertwined with reflecting on my first year of motherhood – since my baby girl was born on New Year’s Day and all. If you get sentimental come the end of another year, and around your children’s birthdays, then you might understand how I am feeling today.  Here are a…
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Baby G's First Christmas

…Is what we are recovering from today. We had a wonderful time with both sides of our families but I am so glad it’s over. After a whirlwind of Christmas meals, presents, visiting, late nights, traveling and hosting we are basking in the quiet in our own home today. It’s the first day in more…
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Baby G's First Christmas

…Is what we are recovering from today. We had a wonderful time with both sides of our families but I am so glad it’s over. After a whirlwind of Christmas meals, presents, visiting, late nights, traveling and hosting we are basking in the quiet in our own home today. It’s the first day in more…
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The ghost of a pre-baby Christmas past

A baby changes everything. Are you tired of hearing that? I don’t often think about how much our life has changed since Baby G came into it. But around the holidays, it’s easy to reach back and think about where you were just one or two years ago.  One year ago, I was past due…
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Mommy Anatomy 101

Today’s post is by Baby G. Enjoy! Now that I’m 11 months and 12 days, I’ve learned a lot about science. I’ve put my baby ways behind me and I’m ready to teach other babies about important anatomy principles they must understand to master being a baby.  Refer to this picture: This is a basic…
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Christmastime at the G's

As I mentioned yesterday, it’s finally Christmastime at the G’s. Since the day after Thanksgiving I’ve had this anxiety that we were “behind” on Christmas because we didn’t have our tree. Every time I’d see a tree all lit up in a neighbor’s house I’d get all panicky, like, them too? Then I would find a house…
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Christmastime at the G's

As I mentioned yesterday, it’s finally Christmastime at the G’s. Since the day after Thanksgiving I’ve had this anxiety that we were “behind” on Christmas because we didn’t have our tree. Every time I’d see a tree all lit up in a neighbor’s house I’d get all panicky, like, them too? Then I would find a house…
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