Baby steps…

A quick update on life at TLMB house:

The Baby

walking
mid-step

The Baby is officially walking. Not all the time, because he has a few months of experience with crawling and can get to the cat food or the toilet way quicker on four legs, but he can now push himself to standing unaided and toddle several steps. I am so proud, and so delighted, and so terrified. Time really moves at a strange pace once you have children.

The Political Awakening

Speaking of baby steps, my progress on the Progressive Moms Project is moving along, and I have only cried two  more times over the election since my last post. (Honestly, though, having something to do other than wallow feels really good.)

I’ve gotten lots of good suggestions and have been brainstorming a list into fruition. I’m leaning toward choosing a topic each month to educate myself on and focus most of my actions around. I hope to publish the list, at least one that covers the next 6-12 months, this week.

While the list comes together, I thought I’d share just a few posts from other moms and bloggers in the wake of the election that resonated with me:

The Birthday

The Baby turns one on December 25th! (Unbelievable!) We are planning a birthday open house smack dab between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which we’re also hosting (because I was hoping to end the year with a stress-induced ulcer). I’ve trawled Pinterest for ideas, naturally. Because I love puns, I settled on a Winter Onederland theme with lots birch bark and cardinals as the primary aesthetic, to match our woodsy surroundings. Here’s a snapshot of the invitation I designed:

Winter Onederland invitation

Bonus book recommendation: I haven’t had time to read much, and it’s long past “summer reading“, but I just finished reading Station Eleven (to the detriment of laundry during yesterday’s nap) and I highly recommend it. Why do I find post-apocalyptic literature comforting right now? I don’t know, but I do!

Baby steps…