inside the mind of the mom next door

On Dec. 20th, Wendy and I were having lunch together before I went to an event in Cheatham County.  We were supposed to drive to Dallas for the holidays the next day.  At lunch, I told Wendy Read the rest of this entry »


Pot? Kettle?

On August 30, 2011, I saved a title for a future post.  The title is, “No Pressure.” Read the rest of this entry »

A Hope Workout

Hope is a big lady.  She weighs 19 pounds.  I lift, carry, pick up, put down, hold, move, swing, catch, and hold up Hope throughout the day.  I’ve never done anything like that before.  One of the hardest things for me to do is Read the rest of this entry »

So Many Firsts

Hope just turned 7 months old.  I’m sure I will forget some of the milestones that have been going on around this house.  I realize riding in the grocery cart and sitting in a high chair at a restaurant is not exactly a milestone Read the rest of this entry »

Six Months

Yesterday, Hope turned 6 months old.  I know.  A lot has happened since my last post.

Playing with her ball at Arrington Vineyards

Hope can sit up.  She loves to sit in the floor and play with her toys.  Hope can turn over.  She rolls around on the floor and in her crib. Read the rest of this entry »

Our First Fall

I wish I was talking about Autumn, but I’m talking about the fear and shock of Mama Dub falling out of the car and onto the sidewalk with Hope in her arms. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m sure everyone has a funny story about the first time they fed their baby.  This is a story of unpreparedness which was funny at the time.  I’ll try to tell it, but I think “you had to be there.” Read the rest of this entry »

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