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Ever since Ezra’s first tooth surfaced she will not take a binker anymore. It really sucks for us because she used to just be able to take one and go to sleep, on the other hand it is nice that we will never have to break her of the habit.


When people say ‘dressing like that is like dangling a steak in front of a dog’ I know they don’t give a shit about men or women.

Women are not pieces of meat there to entice you, for you to enjoy.

Men are not dogs. They can control their fucking impulses.

Stop dehumanizing people so you can feel better about your blatant sexism towards women and towards men.

(via cesareangoddess)

Ezra is so ready to walk, she just needs to stretch out a bit more and she will be off! Where has my baby gone?

My little sassy pants

My little sassy pants

Weird baby related tmi?

This is not gross to me, but it completely grosses Peter out. We tried baby led weaning, and we give Ezra whole foods as much as possible, but we have had a couple choking scares that made us want to put that on the back burner. Well Ezra throws fits if we don’t share our food with her. So I’ve been talking a small portion of what we eat for dinner and pre chewing it for her then spoon feeding it to her from her bowl. We dont have a blender or a puree machine (believe me I’d rather do that) I remember reading once about a celebrity (Alicia Silverstone? Maybe? ) that pre chewed her baby’s food and spit it in his mouth like a mamma bird does to a baby bird. I remember thinking it was absolutely ridiculous and look at me now, half way there! (I have no intention of participating in the latter part of it though haha) oh motherhood…





nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.


The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

This is so awesome. I’ve watched this movie every day for the past 4 months (not joking, it’s the only thing Ezra will watch) and I never realized these things.

(via mommyandbabykaleo)



Amanda Greavette

My midwife had a painting of this in her office. It was beyond amazing.



Amanda Greavette

My midwife had a painting of this in her office. It was beyond amazing.