Christmas gift from dad

by Jessie K on December 26, 2012

June’s first headlamp! What, you were expecting a baby doll? Nah, dad needs help collecting the eggs and checking the chickens… …and building up the fire in the wood furnace… …and collecting the mail… …after work at night. Now he’s got a cute, light bearing sidekick to do the evening chores with him. (Headlamp from […]


The leaf story

by Jessie K on November 18, 2012

The end.


The nibbler

by Jessie K on September 21, 2012

This is what June’s lunch looks like after I pick her up from pre-school…like a mouse found its way inside her lunchbox.


The 7 dumbest things I thought before I had a kid

by Jessie K on September 10, 2012

Long before I became a parent, I remember standing on line at a grocery store watching in horror as some harried mom tore open a package of processed cheese crackers and thrust them at her screeching toddler in an attempt to get him to quiet down. She looked stressed and miserable. He looked smug and […]


Maxed out

by Jessie K on March 7, 2012

Just the other day, I said to myself, Self, how lucky you are June is almost two and has never been sick.  I mean, she’s been sick with pink eye and colds and that stuff, but she’s never had the flu.  We’re so lucky! Well, our luck ran out. Last night she woke up with […]


June’s first temper tantrum

by Jessie K on February 24, 2012

Last night June presented her first Chernobyl-scale meltdown that resulted in her nearly flinging herself off the changing table. I was changing her diaper.  My daughter hates having her diaper changed.   She acts like she’s going in for a forced lobotomy every time I lay her on the changing table.  Sometimes she fusses a lot, […]


The crown pony

by Jessie K on February 1, 2012

See that thing sprouting from the top of June’s head?  I call it The Crown Pony and I can’t for the life of me do it myself. Oh, I’ve tried.  I’ve tried gathering June’s hair into a nascent pony tail, tying it with a cute little bow, but her 18-month old strands are as soft […]


Warm and snuggly

by Jessie K on January 30, 2012

I love this picture.


Out and about in January

by Jessie K on January 21, 2012

Even though the weather is dreary and nippy, we still try to get out.

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She’s not even two and is already locking me out

by Jessie K on January 16, 2012

June locked me out of the house Saturday night. How it happened: I threw on Jake’s size 11 muck boots and my jaunty condom chapeau (handy visual reference here) and dashed outside in the cold to stock the fire in the outdoor wood furnace before June and I settled in to watch a few episodes […]