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Parker’s Early Arrival

Parker’s Early Arrival

Parker’s Early Arrival Mama: Amanda P. Stats: 7 lbs., 9 oz. Type of Birth: Cesarean Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician The first several months of my pregnancy with Parker were pretty uneventful. I had found out I was pregnant on Christmas morning in 2009, and was due the weekend of labor day of 2010. I [...]

Luv U Zoo Musical Mobile Gym

Luv U Zoo Musical Mobile Gym

When P was about two or three months old, I went in search for an activity mat. He was at the point where he was awake for longer periods of time, and I wanted some place for him to have tummy time as well as a mat where he could safely play. After looking (for [...]

DIY Kids Art Gallery Wall

DIY Kids Art Gallery Wall

In February, P started at his current daycare. It is mostly a preschool, but provides child care for toddlers that are 18 months or older. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a preschool, or if all daycares begin artwork at such a young age, but he started bringing home art. He brought home art [...]

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

When my husband Curt joined the Air National Guard a few years ago, we knew that being deployed was a possibility. Being a Navy veteran, Curt had been on multiple deployments. His last Navy deployment, a little over six months long, started just a few days after we met. We managed. Even though an Air [...]

Chicco Cortina Travel System

When I was expecting my son, P, in the summer of 2010, I registered for (and received) the Chicco Cortina Keyfit 22 Travel System in Fuego (red and gray) and one extra base. There are quite a few things I like about this product. The car seat felt very substantial. It seemed very well made [...]