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We Have Lost Our Water Culture

We Have Lost Our Water Culture

I recently attended a James Beard Foundation event, The Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival, at the Red Rocks Resort in Nevada. I was really excited to attend this event, until I spent two hours on a tarmac, a fat hour at the rental car counter (suck it Dollar!) and then had to go back […]

I am the student.

I am the student.

       Written by Kevin Higgins My son has rituals. Mannerisns. Uniquities. If he gets excited he flaps, and flails. I call it ‘boxing fairies’ (there is an old Irish myth that babies see fairies, and we do not). Tonight it was my window to put him to bed. In the darkness he fluffed a pillowed, […]

Gun Play

Gun Play

“They’ll turn anything into a gun, eventually.” I’ve heard it from everyone, from my best hippie friends to the “experts” on TV segments. I didn’t give it much thought because the “they” they referred to wouldn’t be my daughter. No. It was reserved for boys who are rougher and tougher, those whose favorite color isn’t […]

time.

time.

There are a lot of things you forget about once you haven’t had a newborn for a few years. You forget just how tiny they are. You forget exactly how sweet their breath is. You forget just how many freaking diapers (and outfits) they can go through in a 3 hour period. You forget just […]

Welcome to the World, Ella

Welcome to the World, Ella

Intense. That’s how I explained my first birth, too. Not painful, just intense, hard work. This time was too and even though it was similar it wasn’t even close to the same. 7 hours from start to finish, I barely had time to process what was happening. My contractions went from 6 minutes to 5 […]

Third times a charm

Third times a charm

My due date for baby #3 was 2-16-14. I don’t have my babies “ahead of schedule.” So on 2-12-14 when I started to feel little twinges in my lower abdomen, I wrote it off as nothing. The day went on as normal, and every so often, a little cramp. I suppose you could say I […]

Keep Austin Crunchy {Local Mom Leader Amber}

Keep Austin Crunchy {Local Mom Leader Amber}

On our most recent trip to Austin, the hubby and I were discussing what makes Austin such an appealing vacation destination for us.  He noted how ironic it was that Austin, the capital of one of the most conservative, “red” states, could be so…well, hippie.  I’d never really thought of it that way, but I […]

Still Pregnant

Still Pregnant

Guess what? I am still pregnant. Apparently, my babies don’t seem to ever be in any kind of hurry. *cough cough I’m looking at you Cristin cough cough* Although I just officially started writing for TMD in January, my first post here was when I wrote about my miscarriage for Mom Monday. Now that I […]

VBAC Success! Jen’s Story.

VBAC Success! Jen’s Story.

  Archer. My happy, bright, joy of a baby boy. Born after a whirlwind of a labor. My second son, but the first to be placed on my newly-soft belly, looking up at me with blinking, “What the heck just happened??” eyes. I’ll tell you what the heck just happened, Kid… At 41 weeks even, […]