LYNNABEL's Dec 2011 CalorieKing Blog

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

A coworker from a few jobs ago sent me a message for advice because her husband is the at-home parent for their first baby. I sent this, and then thought I'd save it, because it a piece of my family's story.

"For Steve and I, it took some time for us to work through the different ways we each handle parenting-type things. I think this would be the case even if Steve weren't at home, but initially our differences were exaggerated because of it. Without sounding borish, respect for the d...

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Sunday, December 18th 2011

Ellie and I had a wonderful, Christmas-y weekend - I took her to her first ever Nutcracker ballet. I hope this is the start of an annual tradition. She was a little wigged out by the mouse king (she called him a 'dirty mouse' ) but otherwise loved the ballerinas and dresses, and being up late with Mommy. We both got dressed up, and Will and Steve (is there a word for one degree short of 'shut-in' ? - if so, they are whatever that state of being is called. And happy about it, I have to say. Thank...

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Monday, December 12th 2011

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke