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Usually, I put Jonas to bed and Megan puts Eliza to bed. While Megan and Eliza are reading together, Jonas and I are doing our thing. We’re lucky that this kid goes down easy: diaper change, lay him in bed, give him kisses, turn out the light, say ni-night, done. … Read the rest
Parenting is one of the things we do best, but we do screw up from time to time. We’re human. That’s life.
Some of the parenting mistakes that we make are from the “we didn’t know any better” camp. We felt awful after Eliza’s crib was recalled, for example, worrying … Read the rest
We’re weird about manners here. You can put your elbows on the table all you want, we rarely get out thank-you cards (what’s the point if we said thank you in person?), and no one cares if you burp (though an “Excuse me” is encouraged). We’re not reserved and no … Read the rest
Because this crazy Houdini one and a half year old figured out how to climb out of his crib.
Megan was reading in our bedroom one morning last week, enjoying rare quiet after I went off to work (Jonas usually wakes up with the alarm in the morning). She heard … Read the rest
I took seven years of French in school, but my six-year-old has blown past me with the language.
That’s because Eliza has spent the last year in a full immersion French school. Everything in her school is taught in French: math, science, reading, music, gym… everything but her English class … Read the rest
It’s summer! Eliza’s last day of school was last Thursday. It’s going to be a short span of lazy days, however, because her summer school starts next week. Summer school for E is through her regular school. Its purpose is to keep the kids from loosing all of their French … Read the rest
I cringe every time I walk into a toy store or past toy aisles in a big box store.
Not because of the content of what’s there–I love toys. We all love toys. Jake and I think that one of the best benefits of being parents, other than the obvious … Read the rest
We’re about to post in favor of something that seems to be very unpopular for some reason in the blogging community: modern medicine. This is the Nerd Nest, after all. We like science. We don’t just put microscopes and beakers in our bathroom because it is trendy. We are actual … Read the rest