• Grayson
  • A Wild One

    Since entering the workforce for the first time since becoming a mother, my life has been a wild one.  During the ten months I spent at home with Grayson, my schedule became his schedule.  I could do laundry while he played happily, write a blog post while he napped, plan errands and grocery trips around […]

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  • The Perfect Ten

    My dearest Grayson, I love your unyielding curiosity.  Sure, you discover “No No’s” every once in awhile…  But I just love to watch your beautiful brown eyes focus and your face light up at the wander of something new.  You remind me there is joy in the simplest of things Those brown eyes…  They melt […]

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  • Breakthrough

    Have you noticed that in my monthly updates about Grayson, no new teeth have been mentioned?  He will be ten months old in a couple days, but on Labor Day his first tooth finally broke through the gums!  Funny how each baby’s milestones can be so different — rolling over, crawling, walking, talking, growing teeth, […]

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  • Life Happens

    Hello?  Are you still there?  Believe it or not, I’m still here. Life has been happening in all directions and at all times.  Long story short…  I’m not returning to work at my old job.  My back-up plan for work didn’t workout either.  My husband is returning to college soon.  Our lease is almost up at […]

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  • Forget Me Not

    Hi, my name is Emily.  Oh, have we met before?  I forgot.  Well, let me tell you about my blog.  You already know about it?  Oh, my bad.  Um…  I seriously forgot.  I didn’t forget about you or my blog, at least not entirely.  But if I had a dollar for every time I thought […]

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  • That Mom

    Grayson just took a nap for around two hours!  I’m pretty certain he hasn’t taken a nap that long since the first month of his life!  I had no idea what to do with that “free time”, “me time” or whatever.  Oh, believe me, I used to be great at it.  I’ve just forgotten how […]

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  • End In Sight

    This morning I spent a couple hours trying to teach myself something I just could not figure out.  (What this “something” was is besides the point.)  If by the end of those hours I’d figured it out, that time would have been worth it.  But after exhausting every option I knew of, I couldn’t get […]

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  • Halfway There (Six Months)

    My baby Grayson turned six months old on the 12th.  We’re halfway there, folks. Instead of repeating how shocked I am at how fast time has flown or how much he’s grown, I’ll simply highlight his new milestones. He can roll over from back-to-tummy and tummy-to-back.  He’s had tummy-to-back down for a while.  The first […]