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Ni-Night, Jonas

Ni-Night, Jonas

Ni-Night, Jonas

Ni-Night, Jonas

Ni-Night, Jonas
Ni-Night, Jonas

Ni-Night, Jonas

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

Reader Question | Do We Have Major Parenting Disagreements?

Let's Get a Serious

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On Recovering from Parenting Mistakes

Let's Get a Serious

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

Use Your Manners

Use Your Manners

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

Step 10 | Once a Day

One Step at a Time

This year we’re running with the mantra One Step at a Time. We’re tackling tons of little tasks and making small changes that will hopefully add up to help us reach our big goals for the year. Taking it one step at a time keeps us from getting overwhelmed, Read the rest

Jonas Gets a Bed Upgrade

Crazy Man Jonas

Because this crazy Houdini one and a half year old figured out how to climb out of his crib.

Crazy Man Jonas

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

Eliza’s Kindergarden Experience in a French Immersion School

J'aime le francais

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

The Summer Plan

Hello, Summer

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

Boy Stuff and Girl Stuff

Let's Get a Serious

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

Why Are So Many Bloggers Afraid of Modern Medicine?

Let's Get a Serious

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