This post was supposed to celebrate our weekend trip in Ontario to celebrate Canada Day, but we're home instead because I contracted a coxsackie virus, specifically hand, foot, and mouth disease from Baby. Doesn't "hand, foot, and mouth disease" just sound frightening? Terrifying? Yeah, it sucked a lot. Thursday was probably the second sickest / … Continue reading Moms Are Their Kid’s Own Thermometers
Summer starts this Wednesday, June 21! Uhh ... where did spring go? Did yours fly by like mine did? I feel like it was just a month ago that I posted my spring bucket list, not three months ago! This year is moving at light speed for me. Anyone else? Well, the season passed in … Continue reading Summer bucket list
Oh, you will never read this For blogging you do hate But I know soon is your holiday So for you these verses I'll create. * You bring home all our bacon, And do all the nasty chores - Like mowing and tarring the driveway And killing spiders, crickets, and more. * You never … Continue reading An Ode to My Children’s Father – Happy Father’s Day!
It's Memorial Day here in the States. I was reminded by a veteran on Friday not to say "Happy Memorial Day," and I suppose it makes sense not to celebrate the holiday in those terms (similarly it makes sense not to only celebrate it by buying a large appliance or new car, but I digress). … Continue reading Holiday Wishes – From the Kids With Yawns
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