Ever since we started sharing this fourth pregnancy with friends and family last Fall – and especially in the complete insanity of the last 4 weeks – we’ve heard a bunch of variations on “what the heck are you thinking”?

“Riesland, Party of 6” – Week 3

We’ve been a family of 6 for about 2 1/2 weeks now.

Well, I guess technically we’ve been a family of 6 for over 9 months, but babies are SO much more cooperative (and quiet) when confined to an amniotic sack…

Conversations With A Curious 4-Year-Old

One of the coolest things about being a parent is how every day brings new experiences as children grow.

For our 10-month-old, that means watching him learn about fundamental things like gravity, his reflection, and what things are and are not edible.

For our 4-year-old, that means a seemingly endless – often exhausting – stream of questions.

He wants to understand EVERYTHING. And he has no problem asking and clarifying and rephrasing until his curiosity is satisfied….

Kids Say…

One of my favorite things about this season of parenting is the conversations we have with our kids.

Between a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old we have plenty of moments that could come straight out of a parenting sitcom.

Here are a few recent ones…