Baby

5 Tips for Visiting Santorini, Greece

  Our family of three recently took a trip to Greece for the Easter holiday, and one of our stops was the island of Santorini, where we stayed for a week. I wanted to balance my church-going with sight-seeing, nature, fresh air and fresh food, and the island was the perfect combination of all those…

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

For Fergus’ second birthday party, I decided to go with the theme of Eric Carle’s children’s classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Fergus loves the book, and as an easily recognizable theme, I thought our guests would love it as well. It was nice to hear how the story and the humble caterpillar had touched the…

Keeping a Clean House With a Toddler

A question I am frequently asked is, “How do you have time to eat healthy, keep up the household, and take care of a little one without a maid?” I sometimes think that Westerners living an expat lifestyle overseas have forgotten that their counterparts in their home countries do manage to take care of children,…

What I Feed My Child

Important Disclaimers: #1: Negative comments, either directed toward myself, my choices in child-rearing, or towards those choosing or not choosing to follow a vegan (or any other) diet will not be published. #2: We have not had Fergus tested for food allergies and do not have any reason to at this time. However, his father…

Raising a Human: The 12th Month

Oh, baby!: The 12th month was a very exciting, not only because it marked a year of our baby’s existence outside of my belly, but because there were many ‘firsts’ that Fergus was able to experience. He started standing without holding onto something for support, took his first two steps on the deck of a boat…

Raising a Human: The 11th Month

Oh, baby!: It’s the 11th month, and Fergus can now travel! He is moving from one piece of furniture to another while standing. This has him migrating around the perimeter of rooms at a surprising speed. The 11 month saw two exciting events come and go. First, he received a haircut! Although his hair is…

Raising a Human: The 10th Month

Oh, baby!: The 10th month has seen Fergus’ crawling picking up speed, and he can now stand up just using one hand to hold onto something, freeing his opposite hand to gt into trouble, which has meant I needed to re-evaluate the decorative household items we have at Fergus-head-and-hand height. He seems most especially thrilled…

Raising a Human: The 9th Month

Oh, baby!: In the 9th month, Fergus made massive strides in physical development this month – he crawls! It seems he was a bit of a late bloomer on this milestone, but we didn’t mind. Once he started crawling, it was just a day or two before he was exploring the farthest reaches of the…

Raising a Human: The 8th Month

Sporting the Robertson tartan baby kilt Oh, baby!: The most exciting happening during the 8th month? Fergus sprouted a tooth! After months of diligently checking each morning to see if a much-awaited oral visitor had popped out during the night, I actually completely stopped probing his fly trap and somewhat forgot about the whole situation. During his…