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side by side sibling photos: 8 & 9 months

The kid-comparing continues (did you catch yesterday’s post?)! Here are the 8- and 9-month side-by-side photos. What do you think? Can you believe Baby Powers is 10 months today?! 8 months old and smiling… (also, just because: the girls in the same outfit and bonnet – though a few months apart, age-wise) 8 months old […]

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side by side sibling photos: 6 & 7 months

Well, well. I’m not sure how best to follow up a blog post that went insanely viral. I’m going with the “do nothing for 2 months then post pictures of your kids that only their grandparents care to see” approach. Also these photos aren’t even recent. I do enjoy the side-by-side sibling collages but since […]

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10 things I remember about kindergarten

My oldest starts kindergarten this week. Since most of my clear memories of childhood start at around age five, I’ve been thinking about what she’ll remember about this year. This big day. I’m sure it won’t be the things I’m fretting over that she’ll remember. The world through her eyes is different, necessarily, than it […]

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side by side sibling photos: 3, 4 and 5 months

I’m only about four months behind on putting together these little photo collages, which isn’t bad as compared to some other projects I’m behind on. Since baby girl turns 6 months this weekend (WHAT.), it’s maybe now or never with these last few side-by-side comparisons. I vote now, if only so I can feel I […]

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the earth never stops turning (a preschool retrospective)

The earth never stops turning, you said on the way to school. The last day of school. Your last day of preschool. It was like you knew I would come home and write about it and so probably you should say something profound in the car on the way. So typically you, my cooperator, my […]

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Sad toddler with Santa, scared of Santa

My annual Santa conflict, explored

Wow, I am so much fun a serious buzzkill this time of year. A couple of weeks ago on The Happiest Mom I wrote about how I don’t try that hard to create family traditions and today I’m back there again, this time weighing in on whether I think Santa is a big lie (yes) […]

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it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, quote, little prince, antoine de saint exupery

Her Heart Has 20/20 Vision

Girl Powers: Mom, when I see things – but I’m not seeing them with my eyes, you know, like, I can’t really see them – then I’m seeing them with my heart, right? Me: Right, baby. GP: Like, right now I can see Mor Mor and Grandpa’s house even though we’re not there yet. Or, like […]

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First Friends

Once upon a time, I was a new mom. I didn’t think I needed new friends, but it turns out I did. So I made one (and soon after, made more). Our babies didn’t know it yet but they would become friends, too. And so we went from this…

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Saved by the FroYo

Driving in the car. Talking, as we do, about whatever’s on their minds. Somehow we end up here: GIRL POWERS: But mom, how do you REALLY get a baby in your tummy? An aside: so far we’ve been very detailed and anatomically correct about what’s going on with Baby Powers as she grows inside me. We […]

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Portland: Then & Now

This was our third summer spending time in Portland and the third year in a row visiting the same family, staying in the same place, doing many of the same things at the exact same time of year. There is something about returning to a place you have been before, only with children who are […]

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