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Adventures in Parenting

I recently quit my career to stay at home with my 3-year old son in pursuit of "the ideal life”. Here I chronicle my adventures, thoughts, and other random things I think merit a scribble.

Last Build Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:58:57 +0000


I’m moving

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:01:00 +0000

I am now blogging primarily at I will no longer be posting to this blog.

Win 2 nights at a Seabrook beach cottage

Thu, 29 May 2008 09:34:00 +0000

Seattle Mom Blogs is hosting a great giveaway for two nights at a beach cottage at Seabrook, WA. Contest ends midnight June 3rd. Details here.

I did it, and so can you! How I transitioned from full-time work to stay at home mom

Mon, 19 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000

It happens all the time... I get together with friends over coffee or lunch and inevitably the topic turns to my new lifestyle.

Deep and meaningful conversations in the back of a car

Thu, 15 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000

I've noticed that some of the best conversations that CJ and I have take place in that in-between time when I'm shuttling CJ around in the car.

Win a free family vacation

Wed, 14 May 2008 05:32:00 +0000

Seattle Mom blogs is hosting a giveaway of a free night and swim package at the newly opened Great Wolf Lodge (giveaway ends tomorrow, 5/15!).

Indoor play place opens on Greenwood with free admission this Saturday

Fri, 02 May 2008 05:03:00 +0000

I don't know about you, but this winter has seemed the longest, rainiest, and WORST ever. Each and every weekend I bemoan the fact that there are not enough indoor places to play.

Opting In vs. Opting Out of the workforce; what about the dads?

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:02:00 +0000

I am sitting in the audience listening to a panel called Opting In/Opting Out in which a group of intelligent, likable women talk about their decisions to work or not work, or some variation of the two. The panel is part of Parent Map's Pathways series and is moderated by Mona Locke.

Great online resources for getting green

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 04:36:00 +0000

There's so much to know and so little time! This seems to be a theme in my life.

3 events where you can get your green on this weekend

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:03:00 +0000

1) Phinney neighborhood garage sale (details) Because recycling and reusing is the original green way of life.

Out-greened by the in-laws

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 05:31:00 +0000

With Earth Day fast approaching, I've been putting some thought into things that our family can do to live more responsibly.

Seattle moms count down to Earth Day

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:30:00 +0000

All of us ladies over at Seattle Mom Blogs are counting down to Earth Day (next week!) by hosting a "blogathan" of green, encouraging people across the internet to write about steps they're taking to live a little bit more responsibly.

Healthy (and easy!) apple pancakes

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 04:28:00 +0000

I have been desperately trying to add some HEALTHY into our breakfast routine. Trust me, it's not easy with my four-year old who likes PANCAKES or CEREAL (only not the healthy kind).

gDiaper giveaway

Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:18:00 +0000

Every day I thank my stars that CJ is potty-trained.


Tue, 08 Apr 2008 05:44:00 +0000

I got my weekly bulletin from Parent Center today. It's one of many email newsletters that I subscribed to in a moment of weakness, which now clutter up my inbox and give me things to delete. Because, as you might expect, I never actually read them.

School assignments

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 04:08:00 +0000

We arrived home from our week of fun in the sun to find THE LETTER sitting in our mailbox.