Category Archives: Zoe

Two Minutes Inside a Toddler’s Head

Busy, busy, busy. Gotta move the cart across the floor. Ohhh. It’s tipping over. Hey wait. What’s that? Oh, it’s just a Cheerio I dropped at breakfast. I will eat it. Now I will go back to the cart. Hey. … Continue reading

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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

We started off this whole parenting adventure with the idea that we would never, ever let our precious angel watch television. All the experts say it’s baaaaaaaaaad for baaaaaaaaabies, after all. And we will do nothing that is bad for … Continue reading

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Zoe turns 15 (Months, That Is)!

Zoe turns 15 months old this week. Crazy. What’s especially amazing to me is how much she has changed in that short time. I don’t notice it day-to-day, since I am always with her, but I look at pictures and … Continue reading

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Parenting Mistakes

Dear new parents: Here’s a lesson. If your toddler decides to take a nap at 4 p.m. don’t decide to let her just keep sleeping all night when she doesn’t wake up on her own. Well you can if you … Continue reading

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Snotty-Nosed Girl

Zoe has had a runny nose now for about a week. When I say runny, I mean it’s like Carl Lewis on the Olympic track. It’s like Niagara Falls on a really rainy day. It’s like a white Bronco on … Continue reading

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Ukulele Baby

Mark plays the bass guitar for the Duke Sherman Band. He started playing guitar when he was five, and it’s important to him that Zoe has lots of opportunity to pick up the instrument. He started playing for her occasionally … Continue reading

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Hibachi Baby

Another weekend, another snowstorm…feeling stuck at home, we decided to take Zoe to Aoyama for an early dinner Sunday. We thought she’d enjoy the hibachi show. She loved the sticky rice and broccoli. She licked the seasoning off her shrimp … Continue reading

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Dear Spring: Whenever You’re Ready. Really.

Dear Spring, I went to Old Navy last night to return a hat that didn’t fit Zoe. I had no intention of shopping. But sweet little dresses caught my eye as I walked in, and $62.47 later I left with … Continue reading

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Goldfish Are the Bomb

Zoe has a love affair with Mini Goldfish (the Pepperidge Farm snack, not actual goldfish). She shoves them in her mouth by the handful. Sometimes all of those fish make her drool orange, which is super attractive. Her dad hopes … Continue reading

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Who Knew? The Mall is Fun!

So I never, ever, ever go to the mall, except under great duress or if I have a gift card. Zoe has been to the Millcreek Mall precisely once since she was born, to meet other moms who wanted to … Continue reading

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