Way in the northern rural-suburban stretches of New Jersey, settled in a cozy two-story yellow house, sprawled across the plush swaths of rug in the library room, lays a quaint and peaceful little town called Legoland. Tourists might enjoy a visit to the city's awe-inspiring cathedral... Front towers! A rose window! Flying buttresses! Clerestory windows! Pews … Continue reading It’s Tough Living in Legoland
Hi guys! Umm ... so I've missed two regular Monday posts in a row. Yikes. I'm sure nobody noticed (except my parents and in-laws ... am I right?), but I'm disappointed in myself because I prefer to maintain personal discipline with my goals, even for hobbies. Buuut.... There have been two recent changes here. The … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: A New Toddler and Her Words!
There was a very dark and boring period of time before spring when I couldn't wait for playground weather. We'd been cooped up so long, confined to indoor playdates and play spaces for too long. We all wait for this every year, right? (And surely our kids do, too.) Last year our summer playground events … Continue reading Playgrounds? I’m So Done With You
Let's just do the plus part right up front. How do you ruin a vacation when you have an 18mo in tow? Well, if they drink milk out of a glass bottle (because they are incredibly stubborn and refuse dozens of times over to drink out of a straw or sippy cup) ... ... just … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Vacation Edition (Plus HOW TO RUIN A VACATION)
Have you seen the movie "Goodfellas?" It's that classic 1990 crime movie about real-life mafia member Henry Hill. It's a film right up there with "The Godfather" (okay, a step below it), and there are some really memorable characters. One of them is this guy whom the narrator calls "Jimmy Two Times." Check out the short … Continue reading Who Knew My Kid Was in Goodfellas?
You know how you're raising your tiny human being (or beings), and everything is going so smoothly until BAM! Something happens to remind you what an amateur parent you are? Still, after nearly 4 years in this game, I feel like I have no business doing what I do. The week was going pretty well until we … Continue reading When This Happens I Feel So Unprepared As A Parent
I have a couple of "golden oldies" to share with you. Squish said them probably six months ago now (I don't even know when ... time is zooming and bending now that two kids are in full motion mode). They are just too good to keep hidden. Then I'll close with a funny she … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Where Do We Live?
I know, I know - my kids are perfectly normal, and probably just like yours. We can all share stories of our kids being naked and running around someplace - hopefully not too public - and garnering chuckles of amusement. Let's just hope the kid is around three or four years old, not eight or … Continue reading When It Comes to Nakedness, My Kids Have No Shame
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
Have you seen any "Day in the life" posts? I first came across them on Living Lighter in Atlanta, then later on other blogs. The idea is to write down what you do during the day as a parent - it's a fairly raw post while also giving clear insight into what you do as a … Continue reading A Day In The Life – By The Numbers!