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Happy Earth Day

meatless monday earth day The Meatless Monday campaign sent this graphic. Food for thought. No pun intended.

Some of you may recall that I totally failed at Meatless Mondays---seriously went down in flames. However, I'm pleased to report that I've drastically reduced my red meat consumption. So I've got that goin' for me. 

Not only is it Meatless Monday, it's Earth Day, dahling! Love your mother. 

This year's theme: The Face of Climate Change.

Here is Shea and Pearl's contribution to The Face of Climate Change Wall

Earth Day Brownies

Please review this brief video to see how you can help.

Shea of the Day

sdb 2.13.08 My grandmother sent this super-cute pic of Shea. She always pastes little comments on her pictures. Such a sweet, grandmotherly thing to do. 

Posted on February 18, 2013 and filed under Babies.

Berkeley Pearl

Berkeley Pearl She might be crunchy, but she's no Telegraph Ave. panhandler.  Nay, she couldn't be further from a scruffy underachiever. She is, in fact, a Buddhist Studies professor at UC Berkeley. She enjoys travel, yoga, upcycling and vegan cooking. 

Posted on February 14, 2013 and filed under Babies.

I Have No Words UPDATE --- 1/25/13

No, that's not Pearl. 

Pearl is five months old. 

Five-month-old infants don't stand on chairs, sway in rhythmic motion and deliberately hold their arms in the air like that. If you know of any who do, kindly let me know what they're ingesting, because my kids need some of that. They have choreography to learn. 

Posted on January 22, 2013 and filed under Babies, Videos.

Better Late Than Never

Christmas 2012 Santa Hope your holidays were delightful, dahling. From my family to yours, happy New Year. I have a strong feeling 2013 will be especially fabulous. 

Posted on January 9, 2013 and filed under Babies.

I'm Alive!

"No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant." 

~ Amy Leslie


Loco times, dahling. This is the longest I've ever gone without posting. Egads! Promise I'll update soon. xo!

Posted on January 7, 2013 and filed under Babies.

Adventures in Bad Parenting

Exorcist Shea Of course, at no point did I turn him around and allow him to see the screen. 

Exorcist Shea 4

Hey, parents need visual stimuli, too. He likes bold, black and white patterns. I like priests and demons. 

Exorcist Shea 3

So bad. So, soooo bad.

Posted on December 11, 2012 and filed under Babies.

Boppy Friday

You say you want baby pics? Here ya go. Clearly, the butterfly pillow (aka Boppy) is a big hit.  Shea

Teehee... Pearl looks like a baby conehead.

Happy Friday and a fab weekend to all. 

Posted on November 30, 2012 and filed under Babies.

Monday Fabü

(Because I forgot on Friday.)

Am I one of those new moms who signs up for parent and child yoga classes? Totally. I consumed my own placentas, for crying out loud—postnatal yoga is the next logical step. But it must be fabulous. Thus, Mr. Brown and I packed up our brood and headed to Blooming Sprout Yoga (505.433.1171,

Founded by two native New Mexican yogis, Cassey Elliott (who holds a master’s degree in early childhood education) and Kelsey Lenzmeier (whose communication master’s degree studies focused on family and child communication), Blooming Sprout classes are held at various locations throughout Albuquerque. Currently, they offer classes at Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga, Orange Yoga (where we attended) and Ms. Kelli’s House Early Learning Center.

 “As parents ourselves, we know the importance of physical activity in children’s daily lives,” said Lenzmeier. “Our classes are designed to provide parents, kids and families with a fun and healthy way to bond, relax and re-energize, with the ultimate goal of improving overall quality of life.

We attended the Tiny Sprout Postnatal class. It was both cute and effective. First, the babies did some stretching, and then it was grown-up time. The babies cleared enjoyed hanging out on their padded mats and watching mom and dad stretch above them. Next, the babies were incorporated into the poses. It was the perfect level of stretching for my postnatal needs—not too much, but enough to make me work. Finally, Shavasana, the relaxing closure to the practice. We curled around the babies, and through the use of a lovely and deeply moving story reading (won’t tell you which one; you have to attend to find out) in hushed tones, Elliott and Lenzmeier helped us take parent/child bonding to a new level. I seriously cried. It was incredible. 

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Posted on October 15, 2012 and filed under Babies, Fabü.