Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers! We do extraordinary jobs - and sometimes, yes, ordinary (as I categorize things like laundry and vacuuming as pretty darn ordinary) - making little people and forming them into functional and fun human beings. It's simultaneously entertaining, enriching, and exhausting, isn't it? Some beautiful words have been … Continue reading Mother’s Day Share
Remember when I posted about my family goals for spring? I made a mental note to check up on our progress midway through spring ... ... and holy cow we're halfway to summer, you guys! June 21 is coming at us like a roaring F/A-18. Yikes! I have just six more weeks to work through … Continue reading Spring Bucket List: Mid-season Check (And Giveaway Winner Announced!)
As I mentioned last Saturday, I'm setting up a giveaway for my readers - I'm so excited! This is a thank you from me to you - a small way for me to reward someone with a fun gift for you or your kids! Thank you for reading this blog - whether I'm griping or … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!!! Piggy Paint For Your Little Piggies!
Well, it's been a busy weekend for us - nonstop traveling - and we are traveling again today to celebrate Passover today with family. Thank goodness we'll be home for Easter! In lieu of a longer post today, I'll say Happy Passover (I'm sure there's a Hebrew phrase for it, but I, the shiksa, don't … Continue reading Happy Passover and Bonus Toddler Talk!
Did you know it became spring on Monday? Yeah! Apparently spring comes with a foot of snow. I was looking for my bulbs to pop out and the robins to tweet in the morning. Who knew I should've been looking for semi-melted snowmen and icicles? No wonder I'm a little late with the whole spring … Continue reading Spring Bucket List!
In the spirit of New Year's Eve and inspired by Darlene's fun blog Baby Costs Money, where she tracks how much money her family spends on their youngest child to see how it compares to the suggested $245K, I want to review what actually happened here in 2016 - quantitatively. Let me caveat this with … Continue reading 2016 By the Numbers – Parenting Style
December 26th. The saddest day of the year for me. Isn't it? Good thing Hanukkah is still going on. Our tree is still up, too, although its needles are dropping off by the hour. For a few more days, then, we'll have Christmas. For us it was a great holiday, and our girls certainly had … Continue reading Sweet Memories Monday: Christmases Long, Long Ago (Just to Extend the Holiday…)
Merry Christmas, everyone! I'll be offline for the next few days enjoying Christmas and Hanukkah, and I hope you and your families will be as well. May Santa and the holiday Maccabee (that's a Friends joke) be good to you all! Also, thank you for reading and (hopefully) enjoying this blog - I appreciate all … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah From Us!
It's the truth. The sad, sad truth. Kids and parties just don't mix - because you can't enjoy a party if you have a kid with you. Especially if you have 2+ kids with you. It's just not a party anymore - it's glorified babysitting. (Also called parenting.) Those parties you're invited to when the … Continue reading Unlike Cocktails, You Can’t Mix Babies and Parties
I'm taking a departure from the usual schtick here (does this qualify as schtick?!) to give a simple note of thanks for my two lovely daughters. Not a day goes by - even if both of them are crying and my bladder's full to bursting but I need to soothe them and someone spilled milk … Continue reading Thanks for Being, Babies!