Handy Mommy

In October, at 19 months, we went against my better judgement and extensive research regarding kids and media (experts recommend no electronic media at all before you’re two).  A coast-to-coast flight was staring us in the face and we were hopeful that cartoons could be our saviour.  And then, for some…

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A Tunnel

Today I was laying out Jake’s clothes after his second shower of the morning.  Side note: he was “playing” the squeegee in the shower today like it’s a guitar, singing his new single… Nonna, Papa, Nonna, Papa.  It’s really catchy. So I’m in his room and I hear “Uh oh,…

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Jake Jargon

Even when Jacob was little, he had this knack for saying things that sounded like words, but clearly weren’t.  Lately, he’ll be doing various things such as playing with the squeegee in the shower, or rooting around in the tupperware drawer, repeating over and over “Some-uh-bic, Some-uh-bic, Some-uh-bic.”  We’re not…

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Omnipresents

My friend Emily wrote me a birthday card this year that talked about an article she had recently read.  In the article, it described the things that make people happy and pointed out that 1. experiences tend to make people happier than material posessions and 2. anticipation of something increases…

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