Tag Archives: seattle mom blog

this year’s favorite reads: toddler edition

Around here, when we find a book we love, it gets requested over & over & over & over, until Mom/Dad can’t take it anymore.  Overheard last night:  “What should we read tonight?’  SPEEDSTER COLIN!  ‘But we’ve read that every single night this week… pick something else.’  SPEEDSTER COLIN! At least the kids have a...

this year’s favorite reads: toddler edition

My two-year-old loves books.  I suspect he gets it from me [we established earlier this week that I read a lot of books] because his Dad mostly reads a lot of sports scores… and work email.  But every night before bed, the two of them settle into our big gliding chair and read bedtime stories. This...

life right now [june]

currently… catching up on life after an amazing week on the Olympic Peninsula with John’s college friends.  It was really fun to explore more of this part of the country- LOVED it!  [photo above taken in Long Beach where we rented a house] loving my garden [still].  I think the neighbors heard me exclaim ‘JOHN… THERE’S A TOMATO!!!...

my top five newborn essentials

Earlier this month, Colin’s 12-month sized pants started looking more like manpris.  As I was transferring them into the storage tote of baby clothes, I couldn’t help but take out all of his itty-bitty newborn things.  The outfit he wore home from the hospital… so tiny.  The swaddlers that used to snuggle him so tightly...

filling the space

A completely blank screen stares at me after I click ‘Add New Post.’  I can fill the space with anything I choose because it’s my own space.  It’s not entirely different than a journal.  Except, unlike a piece of paper, this post can be viewed by anyone, anywhere. The internet is pretty cool.  I connect...

setting goals for the new year

We gathered in the conference room.  Another day packed with meetings.  As I fidgeted to get settled at the table, our manager walked in with a huge piece of paper and stuck it on the wall.  The team looked up eagerly.  She had scheduled this meeting weeks ago, but the agenda was still unknown. The...

merry christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Miss Freddy and family! This is my final post of the year, as I will be taking a holiday break to spend some time with these wonderful boys right here.  I hope you do the same [but find your own boys, please]. [photo credit: Neyssa...

this year’s favorite reads: baby edition

Occasionally, after I finish reading Colin his bedtime story, I set it down and think “what the… WHAT was this author ON while writing this book?” There are some strange ones out there, for sure.  If you ask me, one of the biggest offenders is Goodnight Moon.  This childhood classic is filled with creepy artwork...

this year’s favorite reads

I have this problem where I can’t quit a book.  It could be an absolutely terrible book.  Yet, I always finish it. Because what if something amazing happens on the last page? Let me save you the trouble.  I read a lot of books this year.  And while many were of the ‘Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy...

one year old

Colin, It’s time for a celebration!  You are ONE YEAR OLD.  This a huge milestone for you, little guy, but it’s also a big milestone for your momma.  It means that we did it. You were patient with me as I learned how to care for a newborn and as I learned what it meant...

gift guide for a clutter-free christmas!

It’s no secret that we don’t have a lot of space.  I think the builders of our townhome were high [well, it IS legal here] when they designed the closets in our unit.  Our bedroom closet, that I share with my husband, is hardly big enough for one person.  And don’t get me started on...

tips for traveling with an infant

I squished into the window seat of the plane, infant in my arms, as strangers filled the remaining seats in my row.  I was uneasy.  It was my first time flying with an infant and thanks to a stubborn Delta ticketing agent, my husband was sitting five rows behind me. But, it would be ok...

life before baby

“I’m sorry, you have to be 21 to come inside.” I’d walked past this restaurant in our neighborhood daily.  It looked wonderful and I couldn’t wait to try it out.  I decided to treat myself to lunch there. “Oh, that’s sweet of you, but I’m 30.” “No, the baby.  He can’t come in.” “Uhhhh… but...

swimming lessons

Since moving to Seattle, I’ve joined quite a few meetup groups.  Some have been wonderful.  Others not so much.  What does this have to do with swimming lessons, you ask?  Well, it began with one question at a not-so-much meetup group: ‘He’s 8 months old and you haven’t started swimming lessons?’ Cringe. I mean, babies...

colin’s new haircut!

My son was born with a lot of hair. A LOT of hair. See this photo from the hospital for proof. At just 10 weeks old his hair was in his eyes, over his ears & ran down his entire neck, over his shirt collars. We decided it was time for his first haircut. We...

weekend getaway to victoria

Earlier this month, John’s mom & her husband came into town for a visit. People seem a lot more eager to visit us in Seattle than they ever did in Minneapolis. Either we got more interesting or it’s the grandbaby. [Your guess is as good as mine.] Anyway, this couple loves to travel. If you...

seattle, so far

Today marks two months since we moved to Seattle. Since we became Washington residents. And for those of you who have asked how it’s going? Here’s how I feel about it. So far. [even if you, specifically, didn’t ask] My favorite things: 1) The Nature. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived. Hands...

deception pass

Before we moved to Seattle, there were a few places I had seen in very distinguished travel magazines [aka… my facebook feed] that I found intriguing. I started a ‘Pacific Northwest Must See’ list so that I could keep them in one place. Because as it turns out… there’s a LOT to see in the...

Tag Archives: seattle mom blog

this year’s favorite reads: toddler edition

Around here, when we find a book we love, it gets requested over & over & over & over, until Mom/Dad can’t take it anymore.  Overheard last night:  “What should we read tonight?’  SPEEDSTER COLIN!  ‘But we’ve read that every single night this week… pick something else.’  SPEEDSTER COLIN! At least the kids have a...

this year’s favorite reads: toddler edition

My two-year-old loves books.  I suspect he gets it from me [we established earlier this week that I read a lot of books] because his Dad mostly reads a lot of sports scores… and work email.  But every night before bed, the two of them settle into our big gliding chair and read bedtime stories. This...

life right now [june]

currently… catching up on life after an amazing week on the Olympic Peninsula with John’s college friends.  It was really fun to explore more of this part of the country- LOVED it!  [photo above taken in Long Beach where we rented a house] loving my garden [still].  I think the neighbors heard me exclaim ‘JOHN… THERE’S A TOMATO!!!...

seeing seattle in a weekend [a guide for entertaining visitors]

“Looking forward to your visit!  What would you like to do while you’re here?” [silence]  “uh…..I’ll leave that up to you since you know more about the city than we do.” “So, there’s nothing in particular you want to see?” [long pause]  “You know what’s best!” Been there? We have lived in Seattle for less...

my top five newborn essentials

Earlier this month, Colin’s 12-month sized pants started looking more like manpris.  As I was transferring them into the storage tote of baby clothes, I couldn’t help but take out all of his itty-bitty newborn things.  The outfit he wore home from the hospital… so tiny.  The swaddlers that used to snuggle him so tightly...

filling the space

A completely blank screen stares at me after I click ‘Add New Post.’  I can fill the space with anything I choose because it’s my own space.  It’s not entirely different than a journal.  Except, unlike a piece of paper, this post can be viewed by anyone, anywhere. The internet is pretty cool.  I connect...

setting goals for the new year

We gathered in the conference room.  Another day packed with meetings.  As I fidgeted to get settled at the table, our manager walked in with a huge piece of paper and stuck it on the wall.  The team looked up eagerly.  She had scheduled this meeting weeks ago, but the agenda was still unknown. The...

merry christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Miss Freddy and family! This is my final post of the year, as I will be taking a holiday break to spend some time with these wonderful boys right here.  I hope you do the same [but find your own boys, please]. [photo credit: Neyssa...

this year’s favorite reads: baby edition

Occasionally, after I finish reading Colin his bedtime story, I set it down and think “what the… WHAT was this author ON while writing this book?” There are some strange ones out there, for sure.  If you ask me, one of the biggest offenders is Goodnight Moon.  This childhood classic is filled with creepy artwork...

this year’s favorite reads

I have this problem where I can’t quit a book.  It could be an absolutely terrible book.  Yet, I always finish it. Because what if something amazing happens on the last page? Let me save you the trouble.  I read a lot of books this year.  And while many were of the ‘Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy...

one year old

Colin, It’s time for a celebration!  You are ONE YEAR OLD.  This a huge milestone for you, little guy, but it’s also a big milestone for your momma.  It means that we did it. You were patient with me as I learned how to care for a newborn and as I learned what it meant...

gift guide for a clutter-free christmas!

It’s no secret that we don’t have a lot of space.  I think the builders of our townhome were high [well, it IS legal here] when they designed the closets in our unit.  Our bedroom closet, that I share with my husband, is hardly big enough for one person.  And don’t get me started on...

tips for traveling with an infant

I squished into the window seat of the plane, infant in my arms, as strangers filled the remaining seats in my row.  I was uneasy.  It was my first time flying with an infant and thanks to a stubborn Delta ticketing agent, my husband was sitting five rows behind me. But, it would be ok...

life before baby

“I’m sorry, you have to be 21 to come inside.” I’d walked past this restaurant in our neighborhood daily.  It looked wonderful and I couldn’t wait to try it out.  I decided to treat myself to lunch there. “Oh, that’s sweet of you, but I’m 30.” “No, the baby.  He can’t come in.” “Uhhhh… but...

how to welcome a baby into a small living space

We bought the three bedroom house in the suburbs.  We painted the second bedroom a gender neutral color that would be appropriate for a nursery… someday.  We got a dog, you know, for practice. The next logical step?  Have a baby. Nope, not for us.  We chose to SELL IT ALL first.  [except the dog-...

swimming lessons

Since moving to Seattle, I’ve joined quite a few meetup groups.  Some have been wonderful.  Others not so much.  What does this have to do with swimming lessons, you ask?  Well, it began with one question at a not-so-much meetup group: ‘He’s 8 months old and you haven’t started swimming lessons?’ Cringe. I mean, babies...

colin’s new haircut!

My son was born with a lot of hair. A LOT of hair. See this photo from the hospital for proof. At just 10 weeks old his hair was in his eyes, over his ears & ran down his entire neck, over his shirt collars. We decided it was time for his first haircut. We...

weekend getaway to victoria

Earlier this month, John’s mom & her husband came into town for a visit. People seem a lot more eager to visit us in Seattle than they ever did in Minneapolis. Either we got more interesting or it’s the grandbaby. [Your guess is as good as mine.] Anyway, this couple loves to travel. If you...

seattle, so far

Today marks two months since we moved to Seattle. Since we became Washington residents. And for those of you who have asked how it’s going? Here’s how I feel about it. So far. [even if you, specifically, didn’t ask] My favorite things: 1) The Nature. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived. Hands...

deception pass

Before we moved to Seattle, there were a few places I had seen in very distinguished travel magazines [aka… my facebook feed] that I found intriguing. I started a ‘Pacific Northwest Must See’ list so that I could keep them in one place. Because as it turns out… there’s a LOT to see in the...

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