Hello friends. It’s your favorite influencer Dorothy. (That is a joke. I am far from an influencer. I am just a rapidly aging Suburban mom who likes to write now and again.) So! Because I have no stories of sickness to regale you with or whiny thoughts on being tired, I thought it would be…
Category: Parenting Pick
Seltzers I’ve known and loved
I drink a lot — and I mean a lot — of seltzer. I’m not the only one. All of my mom friends slam seltzer big time. In an e-mail with a group of friends about a weekend group getaway we’re taking, I (somewhat) jokingly asked if 13 cases of seltzer would be enough for…
Parenting Pick: Alexa Alarm
The other day, before bedtime, I was doing dishes and cleaning up, per usual and my beautiful children were on the couch watching SUPER WHY!. While I was picking up yet another shoe, I looked at my children and thought, “Why am I doing this?” I dropped the shoe and said, “You’ve had a nice,…
Parenting pick: Virtual doctor appointments (try it!)
I’m very cutting edge.
(Gross photo of an infected bug bite here.)
Unsung hero: Baking from mixes
“It’s from a mix.” This is something women always say when they bring a baked good to some sort of something (pro-tip on motherhood: we’re always bringing baked goods to some kind of something) and it’s not homemade. “It’s from a mix,” women say, in the same, low voice as someone admitting they have an…
Parenting pick: How to make your kid’s room as womb-like as possible
Meth house or just my kids’ dark, dark room?
Parenting Pick: Wall Outlet Organizer
For the past 3 years, our electronic toothbrushes and chargers have been littered on our bathroom sink. When I am feeling ambitious and try to clear off the sink, I put them in the closet. I will then invariably get multiple yells of, “WHERE IS MY TOOTHBRUSH?” And I will yell back, “IN THE CLOSET.”…
I wrote about my weight loss last week and mentioned I got an IUD and I got a lot of questions from readers about my IUD which is weird because I’m not a doctor and I thought everyone knew about IUDs? But they don’t! Maybe it’s because women who are lucky enough to have health…
Parenting Pick: Electrolux Ergorapido
Do you ever wonder how many times a day you bend over and pick something up off the floor? I do. It must be a hundred, don’t you think? A hundred on weekends, maybe 25 or so on the weekdays when my kids are at school / daycare and we are out of the house….
If you have a dog, you should probably clean your carpets
What to get this Black Friday (from someone who doesn’t shop exclusively at Target)
Behold! My first guest post filled with great gifts to buy for the holidays.
Parenting Pick: Olive Kids Nap Mat, $40
I’m going on what: My fourth year navigating daycare? Who knows any more. It’s all a blur of unidentified viruses and harried mornings of trying to find the correct lid to various sippie cups. Anyway, it’s been years of packing up a clean sheet, blanket and pillow every Monday for nap time. (Did you know,…