Preschool Ninja Warrior

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This kids are big fans of American Ninja Warrior. Don’t be surprised, if in a few years, you see some Swartvagher kids overtaking the course. Katie is already training and coaching the little... READ MORE

Batman

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Emilie pulled back the curtains and there he was sleeping on the window frame in my dining room. We had a bat in our house once before, when Evan was a baby. This... READ MORE

Fierce

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“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night Dream   This kid of mine, she wants to fly. When Katie was 18 months old, I was nursing a newborn... READ MORE

Back To School With KidzVuz

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Last weekend, I was able to bring Evan, Alice, and Lucie to the KidzVuz Back To School Party Walking in to the venue, we discovered that Evan’s picture from last year’s KidzVuz event... READ MORE

BlogHer 15

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Last week, I traveled down to Manhattan to attend BlogHer 15. The past few years I watched from the sidelines (aka Twitter) and participated from home. I was especially sad to miss last... READ MORE

Four

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My 24 week miracle is four today. After Linus was born and stabilized, the Neonatolgist came over to me and Pierre as my OB was finishing up with my cesarean section. We were told that... READ MORE

Wallflower

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Introvert or wallflower? I will often describe myself as a shy extrovert. Does that even exist? I seek out social occasions, but tend to hang out on the sidelines. Wallflower seems to fit... READ MORE

Feed and Grow

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As I stood up from the hospital bed, I felt a heaviness followed by a warmth coming from within. Suddenly there was a trickle of fluid running down my inner thigh. I looked... READ MORE