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Wishing My Parents Weren’t a Flight Away


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The kids have been out of school since December 19th. Up until Christmas afternoon, the weather was mild, in the 40s and even 50s and we were all hoping for snow to help us get in the “spirit” of the holiday season. In my opinion, the snow waited too long to arrive and now has me seriously stressed out.

I grew up in Vermont and until a few years ago, my parents lived there most of the year but “wintered” in Florida. They rented their house in Vermont to skiers and they rented a place in Key Largo. But like all of us, they’re getting older every day. They no longer want to be shoveling three feet of snow off the walk or braving frigid temperatures every time they need a gallon of milk. And winters in Vermont are long and grey. None of their grown children live close … Read More

A Look Back and a Peek Ahead…

Happy 2013, everyone! Here are some highlights from the past year:

  • We took trips to Florida, Vermont and Tennessee to visit family (and on one of those trips I used only my Thirsties, including on the plane).
  • Kate, our four year old broke her arm not once, but twice, but learned to ride a two-wheeler and swim underwater completely on her own despite the time she spent in a cast.
  • Lauren started first grade and has taught herself how to do front handsprings on the trampoline. She’s has a very active social life for a seven-year old and would be happiest if she could have back-to-back-to-back playdates.
  • Cooper, who will turn two in February of 2013 is finally putting two words together “blue car,” “yellow car,” “daddy’s car,” and “kick it.” He can also name almost every kind of ball: “Foobbah, boccabah, backetbah.” For someone who has two older sisters
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Taking Off With My Thirsties!

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This Friday I’ll be heading out to visit my parents in their new home in Florida. My younger sister, also a cloth-diapering mother-of-three and fellow Boulderite, will be going with me. Each of us will be leaving our older two behind with their daddies and will be only bringing the babies, both boys and both still nursing. Though at six months I have a feeling Kevin will be a bit more cooperative lap baby than 21 month old Cooper. But we’ll see.

As promised, I’ll be bringing my cloth diapers with me on the plane and in my checked bag to use at my parents. We’ll only be staying three nights so I’ll plan on doing one load of diaper mid-visit and probably a half-load the night before we leave. I’ll be bringing a small muslin bag of soap-nuts with which to wash my diapers and … Read More