Need to do, want to do, and what I’ll probably actually do

We’re entering week three of kindergarten and week two of preschool, and I still haven’t settled into a routine. I didn’t expect it to happen right away, but we’ve had some hiccups along the way, like Claire being sick the two days after Labor Day and Zoe, the world’s tiniest dictator, being with me the […]

Whose birthday is it? Suge Knight’s birthday.

Christian and I used to be huge fans of Reno 911. So really, this conversation was the natural progression of things. Scene: The grocery store. Passing the bakery to be exact. And the cakes, oh, the delectable cakes. The players: Mom (played by myself, looking refreshed and young, as always); three inquisitive children (played by […]

I got your back, Twilight Sparkle

As far as toys go, we have a little bit of everything at our house with no really large or complete collections of anything. We have buckets of random animals, buckets of Mega Bloks, Little People, dinosaurs, and the ever present box of Completely Random Junk That My Kids Love to Play with More Than […]

Things I do to avoid doing what I’m supposed to do

I complain a lot that I don’t have any leisure time. Since our days are napless and even movie times result in “I need snack!” and “I need drink!” and that oh so pesky “Sit wit me, Mommy!” I really can’t get anything worthwhile done during daylight hours. So at “OMG they’re finally in bed” […]

Four requirements?

There’s nothing like a new year coming up to give us all the feeling of renewal. A fresh start. Another chance to do things right. I admit, I’m a resolution person. I don’t see the harm in setting a few goals for yourself, and what better time to hit the start button on your new […]

Time is Not on My Side. Or I have Mommy ADD.

Note:  I found this post in my drafts, written in May of 2010, and it brought back such distinct memories that I just had to post it for you guys. Obviously I got it mostly written, saved it, then completely forgot about it. Such is the Mommy Brain. It goes well with our Rocking the […]

I make excuses NOT to potty train

I have a confession to make. I’m not that excited to potty train my three year olds. Trust me, they’re ready. Telling me, “Mommy, I went pooooo pooooo…..” and that they want to be changed. Constantly taking off their diaper once it’s soiled – thankfully not with anything of the fecal variety – and asking […]

Know when to say “wean”

I have to make a decision. I hate making decisions.I feel in my gut that it’s time to wean Zoe. She’s almost 14 months, eating big girl food, drinking big girl milk. Walking everywhere. Chasing and giggling at the dog, the cat, her sisters.I didn’t have this tough decision weighing on my with the big […]