Category Archives: Baby

Still At It

Hello friends.  It’s been too long.  Things have been busy around here, for sure, but I’m happy to report that we’re still at it. The garden is mostly tapped out, but I still managed to harvest a ton of basil: … Continue reading

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I Miss You All!

Yes, I’m still here. And yes, I’m still fighting the good fight, although it’s a bit slower going these days. Probably has something to do with the two small people featured above….ahem. 🙂 In any case, the things we need … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

I feel like I’m waking up from a fog. Everyone is healthy and we were never in any serious danger, but I’d be lying if I said the last month of my pregnancy was easy.  All I could really focus … Continue reading

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Hello Everyone

We’re home, and doing well. Talk to you soon… 🙂

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Sliding into Summer

With our warm days, I can already feel us sliding into summer here.  My daughter is just beginning her final month of preschool before the break… … the garden is in full swing, in some places threatening to burst at … Continue reading

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Through the Fog

I’ve been suffering from a lack of inspiration lately, a lack of zeal for the everyday things.  Don’t take this too seriously; I am still happy, still the positive, can-do Jessie that everyone knows (and loves?).  Lately though, I have … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Barcode Scanner: Part II – The Aftermath

In Part I of this story, I lamented discussed my options in registering for baby gifts. My goal was to make sure that my daughter had everything she needed to thrive without too much extra “stuff”.  Well, all 6 baby … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cloth Diapering

When I first told my husband that I wanted to use cloth diapers with our daughter, it would be putting it mildly to say he was skeptical. “It’s going to be expensive”, he says.  “It’s going to be a lot … Continue reading

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More Dresses than I’ve Ever Owned

There’s something growing inside of me. With the nefarious intent of… …making my pants not fit. Okay, so maybe that’s a little dramatic, I’m sure she doesn’t intend to render my wardrobe useless, but nevertheless… Going on 5 months now, … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Barcode Scanner Part 1: It Beckons

This is the first post in a multi-part series where I document my adventures in registering for and receiving gifts for my unborn first child.  Join me in my quest to keep from falling into too much of a consumerist … Continue reading

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