Archive for 2011

Abigail's Arrival

By anoble.

Abie BabyAbigail is my first born child, and she will be five years old very soon. I am no longer the parent of an infant, or a toddler, or a preschooler, but now I am a parent of a child. A real child!
And, in case you are wondering, this is a short...

The Birth of Baby E

By anoble.

DucksBaby E's birth was special, but not because she was born in any special way (let's face it, she arrived in the same way most other babies come into the world). Baby E's birth was special because she was born to a a mom with breast cancer.


Little Moments: Small Offerings

By anoble.

Box"Mommy, why do have a frown on your face?" my 4-year-old asks me.

"Well, I feel cold, and I am not feeling very well right now..." I might as well be honest.

The Great Mother has fallen.

"I know what will help you not be cold," she responds as...

A Different Kind of Mommy War

By anoble.

5985104676 We ask: "Should I use cloth diapers or disposable diapers?"
"Pampers or Luvs?"
"Breast milk, formula, or soy formula?"
"Which candles create the best scent to labor by?"

They ask: "Will I survive my next pregnancy?"
"Will my daughter get raped if...

10 Steps Into Awkward Pregnancy

By anoble.

Pregnancy CardI am in that awkward part of pregnancy when:

  1. My belling is getting bigger, but it doesn't quite look pregnant yet. It just looks extra chubby.
  2. I often have indigestion or heartburn. Tums have become my best friend.
  3. I am tired and worn out much of...

Little Moments: Interview with My Four Year Old

By anoble.

Abie 3d GlasesSitting around our coffee table one morning, Abie (my 4-year-old) and Millie (my 1-year-old) and I began to talk. Well, Abie and I talked, while Millie just sat a listened, every now and then saying a few coherent words, like 'apple', 'milk',...

Hospitals, Homebirths & Hippies: Part 1 -- Options

By anoble.

4544797917Hey, guess what: Not all couples who choose to have their baby at home are hippies.

Wanna know something else? Not everyone who gives birth in a maternity center is a Naturalist.

And how about this? Not all midwives wear their hair in braids...

Why I Chose Baby Led Weaning: 4 Personal Reasons

By anoble.

5669212783Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a way to transition your baby (or rather, let your baby transition him/herself) from milk to solid foods. Your baby learns to eat solid foods by...well...actually eating solid foods. This means that you skip the pureed...

10 Reasons My One-Year-Old is Like a Puppy

By anoble.

218384 10150216113405948 555220947 8309010 7923596 O1. She chews on my shoes. I have tiny teeth marks to prove it.
2. She plays in the toilet.
3. She brings me my sandals if she wants to go out for a walk.
4. She slobbers and licks me.
5. She digs in the trash can.
6. She unrolls the toilet paper roll....