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2017 Already?!

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

Happy New Year!

 

Well, in an unsurprising turn of events, a lot has happened since I last wrote.  It’s hard to even know where to begin but maybe I’ll talk about the more recent stuff first.

 

Yesterday both of your schools closed early due to the threat of winter weather.  While the coating of ice we ended up with did not necessarily justify the city-wide pilfering of grocery stores and closing/postponement of every activity…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on January 7, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

How to Make the Holiday Season More Meaningful

All that stress about buying the right gifts, cooking enough food and decorating the house, can actually destroy what really matters during the holidays: meaningful family time. Christmas is supposed to be the day when the entire family gathers and then, nothing else in the world matters. Over the past few years, the true meaning of Christmas has begun to fade. Families begun to lose their connection and giving gifts is now a materialistic obligation - not something people…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on December 22, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Somehow She's Six!

Dear Baby Princesses,

Happy 6th Birthday, BP1!

Okay, so I’m a couple of weeks late in writing this. But in true BP1 form, you have been celebrating your birthday for a good portion of that, so I think it’s okay.

First, just the recap. As this is the first year we have had a child in public school, it is also the first year we have been faced with a week-long fall break in late September. While this is the most idiotic school schedule known to humankind, there was no…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 8, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

Kindergarten-Bound

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

I can’t believe BP1 is starting kindergarten tomorrow.

 

I actually didn’t think I’d be as emotional as I am at the moment.  While yes, of course time flies and sometimes I still think of you as a tiny baby in a lab swing, the truth is we have all been waiting for this for a while.  Because of the cutoffs here you are starting kindergarten less than two months from your sixth birthday.  Practically speaking, that meant that last year…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 31, 2016 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Three to Be You and Me

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

I know it sounds trite, but I can’t believe BP2 is 3 years old.

 

At the same time, my sweet girl, you’ve come such a long way from being that tiny snuggly baby who used to wail her head off and then melt my heart with her sheer softness.  Those big blue eyes and crazy dark hair .  .  . it’s lightened up a lot now but I think that’s always how I’ll see you.

 

You’re nothing if not your own person at age 3, my sweetheart.  You…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 4, 2016 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Where's the Little Hand?

Dear Baby Princesses,

This is going to be one of those rare notes that is essentially just for BP2.

As always, I'm long overdue for posting. But this is just a quick one . . . one of those I-have-to-write-this-down-before-I-forget-it moments. The other day, BP2, you were sitting in my lap in the kitchen. I was trying to show BP1, who was standing next to us, how to tell time on her watch. "Where's the little hand?" I asked her. "Right here!" you chirped, flipping your tiny palm…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on June 19, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Too School for Cool

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 16, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments

First Tooth Fairy Visit

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 16, 2016 at 8:03am — No Comments

Six boys! Ugh!

Having six boys is a struggle every day. I love them dearly and it is sooooooo rewarding but I am so tired. With work and all these kids how do I find time to relax? Any suggestions from other moms?

Added by Jamie on January 14, 2016 at 1:06am — 2 Comments

Thankful for You

Dear Baby Princesses,

This year and every year, I am thankful for the time I get to spend watching the two of you together.

Yes, I know it sounds cheesy, and I imagine that when you are old enough to read this you will groan and think something like "Mom, come ON. You are the worst." But I hope you know that underneath the cheesiness there is a level of true sincerity. Right now it is amazing to watch the two of you interact, as you play wonderfully together and are more than…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on November 29, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Parenting on Ice

Dear Baby Princesses,

I'm still not entirely sure that we did the right thing. 

Last night we went to Disney on Ice.  I will say that I do not regret it, because you both LOVED it.  You wore your Elsa and Minnie costumes, BP1 sang along and BP2 applauded constantly, even though it pretty much started at your bedtime.  So the event itself went great.  It was the rest of the day that was a struggle. 

Yesterday morning the two of you went to the…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Five and Fabulous

Dear Baby Princesses,

You're both growing so fast that I'm overwhelmed by it.

As usual, it's been way too long since I've written and there's too much to say. But I'll do my best. BP1, you just turned 5 and you're so excited about that. Like last year, we did your party at Champion Kids, but with a Super Bowl theme this year. (Since your Daddy always has a Super Bowl party, you wanted one as well.) You had a fantastic time and it was easy for us, so a win all around.

On…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 10, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Sleepy Bullfrogs

Dear Baby Princesses,

I love that you both sleep like bullfrogs.

BP2, I think about this every night when I come in to check on you.  At some point you go from sleeping stretched out, on your belly, head always nested into the corner of your crib to your knees are pulled up under your chest.  Sometimes I worry that you are cold but you seem to just be perfectly happy that way.

BP1, you are the original bullfrog.  While you don't sleep that way…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on August 30, 2015 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Swimming instructor

Looking for a private swimming instructor to teach my daughter how to swim and help my son improve his strokes. Ideally he or she can come to our pool. Any leads?

Added by Fed on August 15, 2015 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment

Daycare Challenge

Does anyone have any helpful hints for the crying that goes on when I drop my one year old off at daycare? It just breaks my heart.

Added by Mommy Martin on August 3, 2015 at 9:25am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday, Incredible Hulk

Dear Baby Princesses,

I cannot believe that BP2 is two years old!

As always, I have waited way too long to write, and I'll certainly never be able to catch you up on everything that's happened since my last post.  I keep saying that I'm going to write shorter, more frequent posts, and maybe one of these days I'll actually do it.  Work has been absolutely insane for me and even though it's 8:30 at night right now I really need to be working.  But I didn't want to put…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 14, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Best Tiny Support Network Ever

Dear Baby Princesses,

Thanks for being there for me always, even though you don't know how much love and support you provide.

This is always a hard time of year for me and Daddy, sweet girls. It's been 3 years since we lost our baby at 23 weeks, and while we think about him every day, it always stings a little more right around the anniversary. I think we have experienced the grief very normally; it felt for a time that it was the worst thing that could ever happen to us (and I…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

tantrums

Is anyone else's little throwing tantrums. He has them when just because and they are getting worse

Added by adilah Jackson on February 16, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

Tell Me About It

Dear Baby Princesses,

You both have so much to say.

BP1, I was commenting to someone the other day that you are now at the precise age where you more or less speak like an adult, but without any sense of timing, appropriateness of certain topics, etc. You are just, just beginning to understand the concept of not saying things that might hurt people's feelings, but you haven't yet really grasped why words could even be hurtful. Recently, you asked "Mommy, why do you have all of…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on February 14, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Fussy Eaters

Hi there,

I have been having a lot trouble getting my 2 1/2 year old son to eat healthier. I know this is a common problem for all parents and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what helps? Or any examples of solutions where they have achieved the impossible- of healthy eating for their kids. Any ideas for help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!

Added by YellowMom on February 3, 2015 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

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