Our Family Nature Alphabet

>So, I confess that this is completely a project in progress, but I’m posting about it anyway. We recently started working on a family nature alphabet.  We intended to complete it while on vacation in Waupaca, Wisconsin in August, but it proved far more time consuming than we expected!  I think that is mainly because…

First Bath

So, we waited the obligatory amount of time for a belly button to appear and held our first bath this week.  Big doin’s at the Stephens household! I keep trying to not over-purchase items we don’t need (as opposed to that firstborn child, where you’re certain you need every baby item and device that exists). …

Vote!

>Quick note: since Ainsley Belle joined our family on September 30, my October posts were pre-scheduled with a variety of topics I’d had on the burner for a while.  They should still all be timely and semi-relevant.  Would love your feedback. It also seemed appropriate to repost this previous item on voting as election day…

More blogging resources!

>Last month, I rambled a bit in a post about blogging in general based on conversations with several friends and family members who were starting and/or struggling with blogs. I stand by the statements that it is about self-expression, and worrying about who is reading (and how many readers you have) will get you all…

Things I’d forgotten about having a newborn…

1.  It is absolutely terrifying to trim their nails when their fingers are this size: 2.  Every shower feels like the first one you’ve ever taken (and possibly the last you’ll ever have). 3.  Napping with a baby sprawled out on you is about the best napping to be found. 4.  So. Tired. 5.  Time…

Things I’d forgotten about having a newborn…

1.  It is absolutely terrifying to trim their nails when their fingers are this size: 2.  Every shower feels like the first one you’ve ever taken (and possibly the last you’ll ever have). 3.  Napping with a baby sprawled out on you is about the best napping to be found. 4.  So. Tired. 5.  Time…