Olin 4 Months

I can’t believe it. Olin is already 1/3 of a year old. Nick’s cousin just had a baby, and I’m reminded of how fast they grow, how fleeting the newborn stage is.  Olin is solidly an infant now. And he is SOLID! He is in the 50th percentile for weight and 85th for height. He […]

Little Questions, Big Values

Running after kiddos can be so busy. It is so easy to miss imparting some big lessons because they get lost in the everyday shuffle. I have a few things I always try and hit on every day because they speak most to the values and skills I’m trying to impart to my children. I […]

Our Bedtime Routine

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I’m a firm believer in simple bedtime routines. Breccan was a terrible sleeper, and we tried every complicated sleep-tracking, calm-creating trick in the book. Nothing worked until he was old enough to cry it out. Olin appears to be a better natural sleeper. We will see how things go after he has the 4-month sleep […]

Independence Days

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July!  Our household is both American and Canadian, so this is a fun time of year for us. It always feels like the kick off to summer.  The last few years we’ve had a big Canada Day BBQ. This year was our biggest, with 31 people showing up! We […]