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Your Puppy’s First Dog Walk

Your puppy’s first dog walk is one that will set the stage for a lifetime of dog walks enjoyed together. Today we have a guest post from Michael’s Pack, owned by professional dog trainer…

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Friday Funny: Obsessed with Dogs

Happy Weekend! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Twilight Dog Names

Are you a new pet parent whose inner fanpire has recently been resurrected by the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Midnight Sun, author Stephenie Meyer’s retelling of Twilight?…

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Scenes from Summer

I don’t post a lot of random personal content on the blog these days, and usually reserve that for Instagram. But today, I just sort of felt like it. Here are some scenes from our summer so far. We’re trying to make the best of what is an unusual summer for everyone.

Having my husband home has been such a silver lining to all of this. He is almost never home on weekends in the summer, but now that the band isn’t touring he’s here every weekend. In just a few weekends, we have done more in our yard (landscaping, planting, gardening, etc.) than the in the combined two years we’ve lived in this house, since we have real weekends now. And the kids getting to spend time with their dad during the summertime is such a treat. He was also supposed to be playing Red Rocks this weekend, but now we get him home for Father’s Day.

Other than that, it’s been a lot of backyard play time in the inflatable pool and on the play set, neighborhood bike rides, forest preserve exploration, Zoom activities (dance and basketball), and movie nights. We had to make the difficult (but safe) decisions to cancel (or hopefully just postpone) our annual trip up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin and our trip to Florida (including our first time at Disney), but we are safe and healthy and have nothing to complain about.

I hope your unusual summer is going just as well!

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Doggies Pride

June is Pride Month, when we celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and family. I love this picture from Free Mom Hugs Ohio. For those who don’t know, many people are shunned by their families when they reveal their sexual orientation or gender identity. Free Mom Hugs goes to Pride parades and other events to give some … Continue reading Doggies Pride


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An End-of-School-Year Questionnaire for Young Kids

An End-of-School-Year Questionnaire for Young Kids

If you follow along here, you may know that at the beginning of school year, I give my kids a fun ‘interview’ that I then repeat at the end of the school year, to see how their answers to my questions have changed. It’s a cool way to see how their interests evolve, and how they grow in vocabulary and articulation. I’ve been sharing the questionnaire (and my kids’ answers) here for the past few years. These posts are some of our most pinned on Pinterest, and many of you have shared your children’s answers with my in response, which I love.

Obviously this school year as been different than any other, but I wanted to keep the tradition alive. So here are both of my babes’ responses. (You can see Essley’s first day answers here, and Emmett’s here.)

1. What is your name? Essley.
2. What grade are you in? Going into first grade.
3. How old are you? 6
4. What is your favorite color? Pink.
5. What was your favorite thing to do at school? Writing.  
6. What is your favorite activity outside of school? Dance. I like gymnastics second.
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? A ballerina or dance teacher and a scientist.
8. What is your favorite food? Tacos.
9. How old is your mommy? 40 I think.
10. What is her job? Being a blog poster and also she’s on Instagram.
11. What is mommy’s favorite food? Cottage Cheese.
12. How old is your daddy? Maybe 49? 
13. What is his job? Stage Manager.
14. What is daddy’s favorite food? Cereal.
15. What do mommy and daddy like to do? Go on dates.
16. If you have brothers or sisters, what are their names? Emmett.
17. How old is your brother(s) (and/or sisters)? 4.
18. What is your brother(s) (and/or sisters) favorite food? Mac and cheese.
19. What is your favorite toy? Rosie (doll) and Owly (her favorite owl toy since she was a baby).
20. Where do you live? Chicagoland.
21. What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my friends.  
22. What is your favorite place you’ve ever been? Chuck E. Cheese.
23. Who is your best friend? (She went on and on with an endless lists of friends here; too many to type.)
24. What is your favorite animal? Pandas and Huskies.
25. If you could have anything you wished for, what would it be? Every single princess costume there ever was.

An End-of-School-Year Questionnaire for Young Kids

1. What is your name? Emmett.
2. What grade are you in? Preschool.
3. How old are you? 4.
4. What is your favorite color? Blue.
5. What was your favorite thing to do at school? Play with my friends.  
6. What is your favorite activity outside of school? Gymnastics.
7. What do you want to be when you grow up? A musician and Sonic (the hedgehog).
8. What is your favorite food? Mac and cheese.
9. How old is your mommy? 29-8-70.
10. What is her job? Work.
11. What is mommy’s favorite food? Mac and cheese.  
12. How old is your daddy? 29-8-76.
13. What is his job? Working.
14. What is daddy’s favorite food? Mac and cheese.
15. What do mommy and daddy like to do? Watch movies with Essley and me.
16. If you have brothers or sisters, what are their names? Essley.
17. How old is your brother(s) (and/or sisters)? 6.
18. What is your brother(s) (and/or sisters) favorite food? Mac and cheese.
19. What is your favorite toy? My Talking Tom plushie.
20. Where do you live? By Chicago.
21. What is your favorite thing to do? Play.  
22. What is your favorite place you’ve ever been? Our swingset.
23. Who is your best friend? Nick and Hunter.  
24. What is your favorite animal? Sharks.
25. If you could have anything you wished for, what would it be? To be Sonic.

As always, I’d love to see your kids’ answers! (Super cute chalkboard signs we used for our photos purchased from this awesome Etsy shop.)

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Help Us Choose a Fall Fabric!

Well, the thermometer may definitely say summer (yesterday was 100 degrees with a 112 degree heat index here!) — but we’re already thinking about autumn dog walks! As you know, in our…

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Sagan down-staying on the street

This is the most amazing dog I’ve ever worked with.

sagan down stayHe’s seven months old and already takes direction like an adult.

I’d like him to live to be 25. Is that possible?

 

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Look of Nobility

Sagan and Quest

“The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility –
difficult to define, but unmistakable when present.”

–AKC breed standardfor the German shepherd dog.

 

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