My two-year old is wise beyond her years. She has almost perfected her grasp of sarcasm, and I think we are on the brink of a beautiful eyeroll. I am the proud parent (owner? manufacturer?) of what I refer to, with the utmost affection, as my little two-chebag. I adore her, and her feistiness, though… Read More 13 Life Lessons I Learned from My Two-chebag
My 28-month old daughter is pretty cute. I know we all think that about our kids, but really…she is damn cute. Everywhere we go people are taken with her and tell us how beautiful she is, commenting on her eyes/cheeks/smile. And it scares me to death. The compliments (while it warms my heart to hear… Read More The Balance of Beauty and Brains
A lot of stuff has been swirling around about Ray Rice and the NFL this week. I don’t know how to process my feelings. As a female, I am disgusted and outraged at his behavior, and Roger Goodell’s lax response, until yesterday, about it. I am sad for Janay Palmer (Janay Rice? They married a… Read More Football Heartbreak & Ray Rice
I have a friend who has twin girls, 19 months old. She also happens to be my daycare provider, and for a little boy as well. She is awesome with my daughter, and I am so lucky to have her, as a friend and a daycare provider. I didn’t realize HOW lucky until my girl… Read More Moms of multiples WIN
It’s a beautiful day out today. My house is clean, I had time for a hot shower and coffee, my 11.5 month old daughter sleeping peacefully during her first nap. I sit down to read the paper online for a moment, and a story about a little girl who passed away in 2012 on Christmas… Read More It IS a Beautiful Day
Sigh. I tried to avoid it. I really did. I am a rational (mostly rational) person. I know there is no reason for it; i know how ridiculous it is. But it’s true. The guilt is everywhere these days, and no matter where I try to find the humour, and usually do, it is still… Read More Guilt, Guilt, Everywhere!
My house is quiet for the first time since 7 am. My 9-month old daughter is sleeping (finally), and hubby just went to bed. Super Bowl is over (Go Hawks!), and the SB requisite snacks have been packed up and the chili put in the fridge. We had an awesome family day: did some running… Read More Why am I Keeping Score??
I was mean-girled in public school….well, not so much ‘girled’ as mostly everybody, but I did have a few close friends that I still have. A few of us have kids, a few of us don’t, but we stay in touch and keep up with each others’ lives. I thought all of the insecurity of needing… Read More Breaking In Is Hard To Do