Theo at 8 Months.

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He:

– Is crazy active. Like, thrashing and mobile and just go go go go all the time.

– Was a great traveller when we went to Puerto Rico. Aside from having to be brought outside at most restaurants (which, when it’s 85 degrees, I can handle!), he was super easy.

– Has two adorable little teeth that he will totally gnaw on you with. Not while he’s nursing, but he bites my shoulder and my clothes all the time. I always call him my little puppy.

– Begs for food, much like a puppy. However he doesn’t usually like the food we give him (see hilarious evidence here).

– Needs to move out of his bucket seat and into a convertible because he continues to be super tall. My children are all going to be taller than me by the time they’re, like, 12.

– “Dances” when he hears “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. We discovered it when it came on Pandora and it delights me to no end to see his little soft body bobbing up and down when it comes on.

– Still refuses bottles, so we have some very expensive teethers:Theo-8-months (2 of 2)

– Is downright mischievous. I created a whole area for him in our living room and he zoomed right over to the ONE THING that was unsafe and started pulling on the cord. He also pulls up on EVERYTHING and is CRUISING nonstop and man. I just. He’s so adventurous and wild already.

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– Still naps well and consistently, but is a mess most nights. It’s sort of a blur and hard to figure out how to dig us out of it. Planning to read up on the blog of the “sleep experts” that resonate most with me (they are the opposite of fear mongers - hallelujah!) and start collecting data. Like a scientist.

I:

– Have re-found my passion for work-related goals and it feels so good. I was wondering when I’d stop treading water and start moving forward and I’m thrilled that it’s returned! The only problem is, well, I have limited work hours and the kids don’t always cooperate when I’m trying to squeeze in work outside of those hours. I have stopped working in the evenings, though, which is a huge improvement on the past 4 years. Click here to read the full post →

February Update + March Intentions.

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[February Update] Work on weekday routines. I made a chart with (stick figure) pictures to plan out our daily routines. It's been helpful for Gabe when we're like, "What now?" The sense of intentional rhythm has had a positive effect and I hope it only blossoms and helps combat the meltdowns we … Click here to read the full post →

Puerto Rico Visit, Part 1 | Lazing about at a resort

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Like last time, we split up our winter getaway to Puerto Rico in two parts: first, staying at a remote resort on the northeast shore with plenty of space and greenery, then staying near the city to partake in much food and walking. If you're wondering why Puerto Rico or about the different areas … Click here to read the full post →

Friday Finds

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Puerto Rico! I'll tell you about it next week. Whew. What a crazy cold week! Amiright, eastern half of the country? (Hush with your greenery, west coast.) (Just kidding, clear out your guest room for me.) I'm keeping my fingers crossed spring decides to come early, but am trying to embrace snow … Click here to read the full post →

Theo at 7 Months.

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(This post is, oh, almost 3 weeks late. But for posterity's sake, I want to get it down.) (And posterity, I mean, I'm going to print these out and call it a baby book. Because that's the extent of baby booking I'm going to do with this kid. He: - Is maybe 19 lbs and over 29 inches. - Can … Click here to read the full post →

January Update + February Intentions

Oh, what? It's mid-February? I almost complete forwent this post, but then I did some goal setting for 2015 and I'm all fired up and ready to go. Plus, I've felt in a total funk since returning home from Puerto Rico and I think part of it is my aimlessness over not having goals. (Am a total nerd. … Click here to read the full post →

Freelance Talk // Tools I Love: Redbooth for Project & Task Management

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I shared my favorite tools for administrative things (invoicing, time tracking, etc) a year ago, but I wanted to update with my project and task management tool that I use daily to keep projects on track and keep myself on task. I have no idea how I stumbled across Redbooth, but I tried it alongside … Click here to read the full post →