Archive | July, 2011

Don’t Say Goodbye

I think I finally figured out one thing about Ben: He doesn’t like a hard “goodbye” or “goodnight” he’d much rather I just drifted out of the room quietly without fanfare, without acknowledging verbally that I’m leaving. If I just walk out he doesn’t complain a bit, even though I can hear he’s still awake. […]

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8 Quick Takes

1. This morning I realized Anthony’s (size three) diaper was, to put it delicately, not giving him full coverage in the back. Let’s just say he’d have unofficial acceptance in the plumber’s union. This is a recipe for disaster with a boy who can overflow even the best fitting diapers. So I put him in […]

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Among Women

Today I’m chatting with Pat Gohn again. Check out the latest episode of her Among Women Podcast in this, the second part of our discussion, we talk about creating a home environment that helps infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to develop a relationship with God. Pat is so lovely to talk with, I thoroughly enjoyed our […]

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A Tale of Two Trucks

For his birthday Ben got a push truck from his godparents, a character from the film Cars. One morning right after he’d received it, Dom said casually to Ben, “That truck is called ‘Mater’.” Ben rather ignored it and went on playing as if Dom hadn’t spoken. He wasn’t at all interested in the character […]

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Mother Teresa on Prayer

�There are some people who, in order not to pray, use an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it prevents them from praying.  This cannot be�Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer�It is not necessary to always be meditating, […]

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Ben’s Bedtime

Ben slept through the night again last night. But he refused to go down for a nap today. I was falling asleep while reading to him but he was bright eyed and not nodding at all. So I gave up and let him go out to play. Then at around five he got very cranky […]

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Sunday Afternoon Outing

It’s hard to believe this idyllic view is about ten minutes from our house in the middle of a depressed urban area. Acres and acres of wooded lands surrounding a string of ponds. Saturday after nap time we took down the crib and put up a toddler bed for Ben. Wonderfully, he slept through the […]

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Please Pray

Lucie Lin Frazier, the wife of my college friend Dusty, is not expected to make it through the night. She collapsed of a brain aneurysm on Friday while getting ready for work and at this point all treatment options have been exhausted with no sign of brain activity.  Dusty is one of the nicest, kindest […]

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Tonight’s Bedtime

Since this blog has of late become a chronicle of Ben’s sleep woes, I thought I’d jot a brief note about tonight’s bedtime. Today was a touch day all around. we were all cranky and a little off. Also, Saturday night is always our most stressful night because it’s bath night. That just adds a […]

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