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{Live} Ten Things My Children Have Taught Me

July 15, 2012 in All Posts, Laugh

They say that children teach us, not the other way around.  Whoever they are -they were right. If it weren’t for my kids, I would never have learned to: 1) Perfect pretending perfection.  “Of course it’s supposed to look like that, honey – I didn’t forget the wings.  Sally’s butterfly costume is post-metamorphosis, while yours is […]

{Live} You Know You’re Off Your Rocker When…

June 25, 2012 in All Posts, Laugh

Things that would have sounded totally crazy to me 3 years ago are now completely normal. This change happened to coincide with the birth of my first child, so my sleep-deprived brain tells me: My kids literally have driven me crazy. Thanks, guys. You know you’re off your rocker nursing glider when: You think you […]

{Live} Our Holiday In Quotes

December 31, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

I was nauseated for most of the holidays, which was great for me because I lost six pounds, but horrible because I couldn’t make or shop for presents and stocking stuffers or properly prep for all the festivities.  It would have been totally awful except that I have these wonderfully fond memories to laugh back […]

{Live} The Holiday Card We Would Send If We Were Honest People

December 17, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

We weren’t a holiday card family growing up.  But Hubby is a big time card guy.  He takes pride in being the first card of the season and it’s the primary way he keeps in touch with many of his relatives overseas. I always wonder, though – especially in times like these – what goes […]

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September 8, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

I’m in the process of moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, but it’s not exactly working out as I had planned. You do need a lot more knowledge of how the software works, coding, etc., instead of the fabulous plug n’ play I have gotten used to over the past few months. So that means I […]

{Live} Jane’s First Day of School

September 1, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Yesterday was Jane’s first day of school. At 2 years, 7 months, my little baby went off to preschool. I thought there would be tears on somebody’s part:  mine or hers.  Or possibly both. But instead, it was one of the best days we’ve shared so far. Jane was giddy with excitement and couldn’t wait […]

{Live} Jane’s New Pet

August 30, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

We’ve had several fish over the past year:  goldfish, neon tetras, feeders. Somehow none of them have ever lasted more than a few days. Now whenever Jane sees a fish, she says, “Mommy, is that fish going to die?“* Lately, I’ve found myself promising to get her a rabbit, since I figure it’s easier to […]

{Live} My Little Parrot: Censoring Children’s Playlists

August 23, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

I love that Jane loves music. She has her favorite songs, like “I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz, which she can sing by heart from start to finish, and classics from my parents’ time like “A Summer Song,” by Chad and Jeremy. We don’t censor what she listens to. Today she looked up at me and […]

{Live} Big Basin: Our Family’s Big Adventure

August 16, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Every family has that one story. You know, like our dad friend who traveled with his four sick kids on a transatlantic flight and had to sit in a layered mess of spit-up, vomit and diarrhea for the entire flight while he tended to his brood single-handedly. After today, if there was any doubt whether we’re […]

{Live} Adventures Of A Working Mom Staying At Home: Weeks Three to Five

August 15, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Looking back, Weeks One and Two were seriously hectic.  Luckily, we were on vacation for Weeks Three and Four. Even though it technically wasn’t a “vacation” vacation – more a visit home to the in-laws’ – it was wonderful to get away from our routine and put some distance between working life and my new […]