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Evolution of a Nickname

I’ve noticed that the nicknames I give Jacob often find their way into other family members’ vocabulary.  I don’t know why this happens, but it does.  It’s a power I realize I need to use for good and not evil.   The thing is, most of the nicknames I give the little man kind of […]

September 13, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Lessons in Being Allergen-Free

So we’ve been at this dairy-free, nut-free, wheat-free, egg-free thing for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve learned some lessons I’d like to share—in part, because they may help someone else, in part because I kind of think some of this is hilarious. First up:  SunButter.  What is SunButter, you ask?  It’s fake peanut […]

August 16, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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No Peanuts for the Peanut

It seems we’ve doubly failed in giving Jacob a nickname.   For one thing, the boy is not what you’d call tiny.  By his nine-month check up, he was just on the upper end of the mid-range height and weight percentiles, but before that he was almost off the charts.  When John and I see […]

August 9, 2011

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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