All Posts Tagged ‘Alexander’

  • Memorable Holidays-Memorable Births

    Monday, January 2nd, 2017

    Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy some down time with your partners, your babies, your families and all the people you love.

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  • All Before Coffee

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    Tomorrow is Halloween — I am re-posting this from some time ago. Why? Because at the moment I am facing the challenge of a budding teenager and because it makes me remember why kids are simply the best. EVER.

    7:20 am: (small boy jumping up on my bed) “Mom. It’s time to get up. Get up!! ”

    7:21 am: (while trying to keep my eyes closed)

    “Alexander, Mom needs a little more sleep this morning. Why don’t you bring a book down?”

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  • A Chance Magical Happening

    Monday, April 2nd, 2012

    This is just simply the best story – ever. Every now and then something happens in life that is too perfect — too amazing. So perfect as to think that it can’t possibly be an accident.

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  • My Baby’s Birthday… Such Mixed Emotions… Part 1

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    I haven’t been writing a whole lot about pregnancy lately but as this is a blog, the reality is that in addition to having a passion for pregnancy and birth, I am a mom, I am an only parent, and there is an awful lot to that.

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  • Travel Adventures Before 7:30 a.m.

    Monday, August 1st, 2011

    Yesterday, I was asked, “ Why do people who aren’t pregnant read your blog? ” I answered that I honestly wasn’t actually sure. Yes, I do try to write about something related to pregnancy or parenting at least part of the time.

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  • The Pure Innocence of Kids

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

    I just got home from 3 1/2 days with 44 9-10 year olds of which 21 girls were under my wing .We were at the South Fork of the American River in Coloma, CA. This is where gold was first discovered and this field trip is part of the 4th graders in Alexander’s class’s lesson on the CA gold rush. California kids can tell you what kind of mining was done, who was there, what Native American tribe lived there.

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  • Is Your Child Ready to Start Kindergarten? … Part 1 (of 4)

    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

    This may seem like the wrong time of year to be talking about this, however, it came up recently as I overheard a newly pregnant woman talking with a friend about how she and her husband had planned their pregnancy so that their child would be born before the cut-off date of the kindergarten they were hoping to get into. In 5 years!

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  • The Honesty of Being a Mother

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

    I’m really tired tonight. The thing about writing a blog is that it isn’t quite the same as writing articles about “subjects”—pregnancy or family or whatever the subject may be. It is about me sitting with my thoughts and then sharing them. Sometimes these thoughts are chock full of informative and interesting information. And other times they are just a mom and a woman and a girl talking out loud.

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  • Reflecting On Alexander’s Birth Story

    Monday, August 2nd, 2010

    Last week I wrote about my birthday and birthdays in general and how the day of our birth evolves, over time, into two or three sentence descriptions by our mothers.

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  • Alexander’s 9th Birthday

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

    Saturday was Alexander’s 9th birthday. He was born on December 19, 2000 at 9:40pm, weighing in at 6 lbs. 12 oz and 19 ¼ inches long. He had a full head of dark blondish hair with these amazing little silver tips, as though it were frosted.

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