Favorite Breastfeeding Spots in the Capital District

I was going to talk about breastfeeding in my Teensy Babies posts (here & here), but after I’d asked for suggestions on where to breastfeed, I realized that there was way too much information.  I’ve divided the list into easy places to nurse for the brand-new mom, who’s really looking for privacy and quiet, and … [Read more…]

Kun Hei Fat Choy!*

We’re headed to a party to celebrate the new year of the tiger-isn’t that a good idea?  We’re bringing takeout dumplings and two tangerines.  I got the tangerine idea from one of my favorite kids’ books, Children Just Like Me: Celebrations.  It tells about different holidays from around the world by profiling different kids.  We’ve … [Read more…]

Me & My Cheap Valentine’s Day

Thanks for showing me some love with the comments–free for you, yet priceless to me!  Anyway. . . I was walking through Target yesterday, and I stopped to look at the Valentine’s Day cards.  We generally craft something up at our house, but I know that the girls appreciate the finery of store-bought.   There were … [Read more…]

Where Can You Take That Cute Teensy Baby? Part 2

Last time I talked about teensy babies, I was urging those just-post-partum mommies to get out there and find their just-post-partum sisters.   And you should.  But there’s no need to limit yourself.  You can take that teensy baby almost anywhere. The summer after M was born, our first year in the Capital District after years … [Read more…]

Two Quick Updates: February Break & Snow

I’m getting the sense that people are starting to feel a little bit antsy about exactly what the heck they’re doing for February break, so I’m going to try to publish a list on that a little earlier than I’d originally planned–I’ll probably just try to compile the weekend events and the week events at … [Read more…]

Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

I love our neighborhood.  It’s not just that we can walk to schools and businesses or that the trees stretch over the streets to make those beautiful dappled-green tunnels in the summertime.  Although, you know, that’s all awesome.   It’s our freakishly wonderful neighbors. Would you believe that in the last month each of my next-door … [Read more…]