Author Archive | Brieanne H.

Why Dressing Little Boys is Fun

I am currently pregnant with my second son. When we found out the sex of our first, I heard on more than one occasion, “oh… but girl clothes are so much better/cuter/more fun,” followed by a look of sympathy. I will not even go into the annoying gender politics of that statement, but it was […]

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On Being a “Daycare Mom”

When I returned to work after maternity leave, I cried. I cried when we dropped him off, I cried when we picked him up and they told me my 3-month-old had only eaten an ounce in eight hours, I cried when I realized I’d forgotten his lovey at home. However, I did not cry when […]

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Cloth Diapering 101: an intro.

When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided to use cloth diapers. It was really a no-brainer for us — they’re cheaper than disposables, and frankly, pretty cute, too. There were some naysayers along the way, but ultimately, we were thrilled with our decision and cloth diapered our son for […]

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Second Time Around: Why My Baby is Doomed

I am now about halfway through my second pregnancy. Saying the two pregnancies has been different is the understatement of the year. While I was fairly breezy the first time around, with this pregnancy, that feeling has been taken to a whole new level. Like … let’s talk about caffeine. The nice thing about the […]

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Stupid Toys for Toddlers

My son’s second birthday is around the corner, and the question “what does he want for his birthday?” is ringing in my ears. The answer to that, of course, is: unlimited freedom (duh). for the cat to sit still long enough that he can properly hug him and poke his eyes out. a family-size package […]

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The Kansas City Zoo: a Guide for Toddlers

The Kansas City Zoo: a Guide for Toddlers

Thanks to the relatively mild summer we’ve had so far, we’ve had the opportunity to visit the Kansas City Zoo several times. My son, Charlie, is almost two and we’ve finally reached the age where he “gets it” — as soon as he sees his first animal, he runs from exhibit to exhibit signing and […]

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