On Tuesday, the first really chilly day, I put a pair of nice, new gloves on Sam’s hands.* I bent down to look Sam in the eyes, so he would know I was serious. “Sam,” I said, “Do not lose these gloves.” He looked sweetly back into my Stern Mom Face™ and said,…
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,…
Diary, August 8: The Shrug Days of Summer
I’ve reached the point of summer where all I do in regards to parenting is shrug.
Summer Camp Madnessss
We’re in the thick of summer camp season at the moment.
Snacks on snacks on snacks on snacks
How did this automatic dishing out of small food stuffs become such a huge part of parenting?
I will do anything for my kids … except chaperone
Meatloaf once sang “I will do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” For me, “that” in regards to my children, means, “go on a field trip as a chaperone.” Since he could talk, Sam has been after me about being a chaperone on a field trip. Tomorrow, he has a field trip where…
Diary, March 14th: Going to the doctor
In which I go to the doctor.
On making priorities
Here are some shots of things I should be cleaning instead of writing this.
I am mean when I have a cold
A story told in Gifs.
The achievement gap
In which I look terrible. But also tell the truth.
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….
I lost 20 pounds in 2017
Here’s how I did it.