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Our little guy's shiner at birth

Facing a PHACE diagnosis – Asher’s Medical Adventure

When Asher was born, he came in such a hurry that he was born in one big push and got a black eye in the process. For his first three weeks, it healed slowly, and as the major bruise faded, we noticed what looked like some prominent veins across his eyelid, on his forehead and […]

My two adorable sleep terrorists

Hello from the Land of Confetti: Where We’ve Been

Hi guys, remember me? Once upon a time, I had enough free time to sit down, open my computer, and open my heart to all of you fabulous internet strangers (and some non-strangers, of course) who have welcomed me into your lives. Then I had my second baby. And for a while, I kept on […]

Our last Cubs game as stadium neighbors (and Asher's first)

Rocking the Suburbs…?

I grew up in the suburbs of a mid-sized Midwestern city where suburban life was the norm. Big fenced back yards, finished basements where I could hang out with my friends, a home large enough for a bedroom for each kid with one to spare. After college, Mr. Confetti and I moved to Chicago (before […]

Back when big brotherhood made Colin smile

Being a big brother is hard

New motherhood is hard. I think anyone can tell you that. As I prepared to welcome our second child, I looked forward to life with baby. After a couple years of tantrums, power struggles and general toddler challenges, the idea of a baby who just eats, sleep and poops, doesn’t mouth off and generally aims […]

Newborn night wakings and Mommy Sleep – the 4-7-8 method

Sleep has never been my strong suit. Pregnancy insomnia hit me hard with both of my boys, and after Colin was born, the combination of night wakings, hormones, a nearly complete inability to nap during the day and being lousy at sleeping in general left me feeling exhausted all the time. I couldn’t take any […]

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Asher: One Month Update

I’m so excited to begin sharing monthly updates about our Asher bug with the hive. This little guy has stolen our hearts and is growing like a weed already! Since this is month one, we have to start from the very beginning! Stats/Feeding: At the beginning of the month, when he was fresh out of […]

Asher's first bottle

Taking the E out of EBF

Before Colin was born, I did everything I could to prepare. I read books. I joined Facebook moms groups. I read mommy blogs, surfed the internet and took a breastfeeding class. Somehow in the process of preparing, these three initials stood out in my mind as a parenting goal that should be paramount: E. B. […]

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