“Mr and Mrs Andrews, Your Daughter Needs Surgery.”

I'm going to assume most parents don't want to hear these words spoken to them. We sure didn't when they were uttered to us in a surgeon's office the week before Christmas 2017.  We were gutted! I swear my heart skipped a beat (or three.) That day we walked back to the car with our …

My Baby is 3!! (but also, always, my baby)

Oh my sweetest Fiona. Today you are 3 and my heart feels so full. There's a bitter-sweetness to watching your baby grow up. As your baby grows, a parent tries to savor all of the firsts and the lasts...the last first steps, the last bottle, the last time you bend over to place your baby …

Oh Hey! We’re Still Here or Post About Positive Parenting and Charts or I Just Want to Check in so You Know We’re Alive

Hi. It's been awhile. I won't waste time with inserting a bunch of excuses. Basically we had the baby. YAY! She is perfect and delicious...see  Esther loves being a big sister...see So life has been good to us. Life with 2 kids is like playing man to man defense (that's a thing, right? I don't …