I’m so excited to be on the Huffington Post today! This is a rework of “The Stamp Incident” that I published in December. It all started to go wrong while grocery shopping. This was because I decided to let my 2-year-old, Nora, push her own cart and every time I turned around, she …
Like many parents, I am entering into Summer feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation. On the one hand I’m like, “Yay, we get to sleep in!” But then, “Holy crap what am I going to do with these children for 82 days.” Yes. I counted. So, I had my 7-year-old sit down and make …
“My mad at you!” My two-year-old says to me. She crosses her arms and deep grooves appear in her forehead. And what in the world is she wearing? She does look mad, actually. Adorable, but mad. “Why are you mad at me, sweetie?” “You working!” “You are mad at me because I’m working?” I …
When I was a little girl, I mostly remember my Grandpa wearing Groucho Marx glasses and being that goofy Grandpa that everyone hopes for. He loved kids, he loved baseball, and he really loved herbal supplements. I mean, really, really loved them. But he must have been doing something right because he lived to be …
I am so excited to be featured on Mamalode today! I wrote a version of this story to share at Robb’s grandparents’ memorial service, so it’s close to my heart. This a picture from our own collection of magical rocks. I met my husband’s Grandparents when I was 19. As we left their 100-year-old farm …
We decided to stay at home for Spring Break this year. Because, you know, we just can’t get enough of all the snow. Oh, and the beach would just be so crowded right now as we have been seeing pictures of all our friends frolicking in the sand with captions such as, “Finally!” and “We found paradise!” And …
March 17, 2014
I had a great time taking over Mamalode’s Instagram site today for their #adayinthelifeofmamalode campaign. Here are the pictures that I shared throughout the day. Happy St. Paddy’s day everyone!
Oh Pat…you crazy leprechaun.
Mad that Sweetarts aren’t medicine and she feels “sick”
We have missed the playground!
A leprechaun siting!
A little Paparazzi-shy
Daddy’s home…Mama’s out.
Mine craft junkie
If this makes you happy, then you should be overjoyed to know that I’m on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and even Pinterest!
1. Wake them up in the morning. 2. Wipe their face off with your own spit. 3. Accidentally put their current homework in the recycling bin because you thought it was their old homework. 4. Say you are going to limit their screen time. And then actually do it. 5. Not pick them up immediately …
Who knew that I would say the words, “It’s not a party unless somebody pukes!” as Moms and children left a play date that I had at my house for 7 toddlers last week. I should it was not going to go well during our pre-play date preparatory chat. I said to my 2 yo, …
A friend of mine told me recently about a study that she had read that suggested that people with kids are generally less happy than those without kids, but that they have more overall joy. Higher highs but more frequent lows, so to speak. I looked up the study and found that, statistically, they didn’t actually …