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i’ll make this short and sweet. we’re celebrating addison’s first birthday this weekend and i’m all sappy and weepy about my baby growing but i’m so grateful that i get to spend my days with her. she’s my biggest and best accomplishment. image from here

13 FREE DAY DATES TO GO ON WITH …

with my new job as a stay-at-home mom in a new-to-me state, i’ve had a lot more time to do the things i wished i could do with my baby when i was working full time.  not only do i want to learn my new area but i am also excited to spend more quality time with addison doing new things.  here’s a list of things if you need to get out of the house…

27 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR BABY ON …

as fun as it is to go on dates with addison during the day, sometimes there are days when it’s so dreary outside that staying in sounds much more appealing. here are some ideas to do with your baby if you find yourself stuck inside the house for the day. make a blanket fort in the living room take a bubble bath stack cups and let her knock them over play music loud and sing…

NINE MONTHS

dear addison, happy nine month birthday sweet baby love! this is hands down the most fun age so far! you are incredibly intrigued with everything and you love to get into everything too.  you’re pulling yourself up onto furniture, and let go every once in a while but quickly grab back on when you don’t have your balance. you clap your hands all the time and say uh-oh no matter what the situation is. you…

E & A IN SEPTEMBER

august snuck away from me but i’m back with our little project to document some of mine and addison’s favorite things this month. this is what erin and addison are doing in september. eating: tomatoes from my parents garden that taste like candy // peaches reading: kinfolk magazine(s) // the sign language book (somehow she always manages to get after that one and tear up the pages) playing: with my macbook air // with every…

BREASTFEEDING: A NEW MAMA’S STORY

i’m dipping into a topic that i didn’t think i would ever publicly write about.  so…here goes. i always knew i would breastfeed.  actually i should say i always hoped that i would breastfeed.  “knew” is such a strong word and i’d never done this before so who was i to know that it would be for me or my baby. it was hard.  good god it was hard for me.  those first few weeks.…

HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL!!!

Dear baby girl, You turned six months on Saturday. And in another six months, you will have been with us for a year already. Where did the time go? It’s easily been the fastest time of my life and to see you grow and learn and change over your short time here has been nothing short of a miracle. You are so amazed at everything. You are so curious about everything. Your eyes get really…