Everything is a Phase: Toilet Learning

Alternate title: Thank goodness I didn’t have to call the fire department to get the potty seat off my child’s head.
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Even supergirls need sleep

So, I’ve definitely written before about how everything with kids is a phase, especially when it comes to sleep challenges (and successes). We ended up throwing most typical sleep advice out the window with Beatrice and just following her lead. Basically, we have let her nurse to sleep, bounce to sleep, come into bed with us in the middle of the night, and the list goes on. Sometimes, the path of least resistance just seems right.

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We have a garden!

Want to feed your family organic food? Yes.

On a budget? Yes.

Minimal (like seriously minimal) yard space? Yes.

We finally got a veggie garden going this year and are somehow managing to keep everything and everyone alive so we can actually enjoy what grows. If you want to read more about how we got started and how we are managing to grow loads of veggies (broccoli, snap peas, tomatoes, summer squash, chard, bok choy, kale, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, arugula, carrots, basil, green beans) in a small space (one 8’x4′ raised bed!), check out my guest post on the Adventures of Scuba Jack website. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a bunch of photos of the process and our pro-gardener Beatrice hard at work.
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Cat lady eats own placenta

Recently, if you live somewhere in the vicinity of Boston, you may (or may not, considering this story was hidden on the 11pm news) have seen a riveting, in-depth 2-minute segment on placenta encapsulation on the local news.

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Don’t sit on the toddler bed!

Overall, our switch to the toddler bed was a great success … until I broke the bed just three days after we started using it.

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