A good day

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Despite having even less sleep than usual for the past three nights due to extra fussy baby, today turned out to be really great. Took the kids on a successful outing to the zoo. While there Chloe used a public restroom for the first time with help from this which I picked up from a yard sale for $1. Anyway, she is doing awesome, and even napped today in her big girl underwear for the first time. Looking back, this process wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be once I made the decision to give it my full attention. Although, this may still be the honeymoon period, so I best not count my chickens…

Currently reading: Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five. I came across this interesting paragraph where the author talks about the importance of relationships:

When I lecture on the science of young brains, the dads (it’s almost always the dads) demand to know how to get their kids into Harvard. The question invariably angers me. I bellow, “You want to get your kid into Harvard? You really want to know what the data say? I’ll tell you what the data say! Go home and love your wife!”

Fascinating! Although, when I told my husband this when he got home, he replied that that must mean our children will be going to community college. Boo.

Here is something else I found out today – this blog made Babble’s list of Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs 2011! How’s that for crazy? I had gotten an email a while back saying I was nominated, but I didn’t realize the result. And within that listing, my blog also ranks #8 in the Best for Moms Category. Well, I’m so honored. Thanks! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “A good day

  1. Congratulations! 🙂

    It is a pity that people (men!) plan children’s future so early (or at all!). Eventually such children are frustrated in life, not finding any meaning in what they do, and being unable to love.

    P.s.: I hope you will be able to get some proper sleep soon, so that there will be more good days like this one.

  2. Congratulations! It’s nice to see that you have been recognized for the wonderful work that you have shared with so many mums out there. Your postings are an inspiration and I have really enjoyed your blog. Well done!!

  3. That’s awesome you had a great day! Just keeps getting better!

  4. Congratulations Emily! Keep up the good work…

  5. We have that book! I totally remember that quote! Larry and I were actually reading it aloud together and then stopped… we must finish! CONGRATS on the well deserved recognition!!! Indeed you rock!

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