We've been talking about how to handle this whole Christmas thing with Sammy now that he's beginning to understand more and more about the holiday. We have been very specific about certain things we want to instill in Sammy and a sense of entitlement is NOT one of them. Not to … [Read more...]
Things to Consider When Planning a Children’s Party
First-time parents will know the strange mix of excitement and anxiety thatâ??s felt when the time comes to plan a party for their baby. After all, childrenâ??s parties are quite different from the parties that most couples had become accustomed to in the years before becoming … [Read more...]
First Night Away From Baby
When is the right time to do your first night away from your child? Who really knows, but due to circumstance and how busy our life seems to be, we did our first overnight away from Sammy when he was 13 months old. I think we all would have been fine doing it sooner but as I … [Read more...]
Nicknames: What’s In a Name?
As you probably know, Little Browne's real name is Samuel. Samuel Liberty, in fact. The middle name Liberty has been in the family since 1776, so we thought we'd honor tradition and carry it on, but that's another story. This story is about my curiosity around names and … [Read more...]
Mind Your Own Business!
I've noticed a common theme in human behavior in my almost 42 years here on this planet. Us humans have an amazingly brilliant ability to *judge* each other. When I say judge, I mean question, condemn, criticize, assume, disapprove, and generally make each other feel less. Why do … [Read more...]
How to Get Your Baby to Sleep: 5 Things You Can Do
Sleeping seems to be one of the most difficult and elusive parts of baby-ness. I can't tell you how many times I wondered how to get my baby to sleep more in the first few months of his life. Looking back, he was doing exactly what babies do, but I had this idea that he needed to … [Read more...]
How To Make Baby Food at Home
You may or may not know this about me, but I'm a self-proclaimed "Foodie". What does that really mean? Honestly, I'm not completely sure...but I do know that I love GOOD food! I love cooking, trying new things, eating REAL food, and I love knowing that I can provide this … [Read more...]
Legacy: What Are We Really Passing on to Our Kids?
Having a child is still so surreal to me; even after almost 9 months I often look at him and wonder when his parents are coming to pick him up! There are more times though, when I look at him and see a very deep recognition and familiarity. It's those times that I truly reflect … [Read more...]
Some of Us Are Out of Control!!!
We've worked our little family into a pretty good routine these days; Matt works from home and takes care of Sammy 4 days a week while I go to work. I work from home 1 day a week, and cover evenings and weekends. We usually get a babysitter once a week to get out for a couple of … [Read more...]
8 Kid’s Gifts That Don’t Suck
While our kid is only 7ish months old, I understand that we haven't seen anything yet...but I've been to my share of kid's birthdays, Christmases, Easters, Arbor Day Celebrations...you get the idea! Why is it that people feel the need to bring MORE toys!?!? We've all been there, … [Read more...]
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