Rules 17: Expect Misunderstandings

The winner of the Julie Anne Rhodes membership is below! Was it you?     This is part of an ongoing series chronicling my attempts to regain a bit of my sense of self, and my sanity, by implementing Elizabeth Lyons’ 32 Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom. Subscribe to my RSS feed to follow my […]

Week in My Life: Thursday

This week I’m participating in a Week in My life with Melissa over at Adventuroo. Read more about the project here.   Oh, Thursday. One day closer to Friday. Today we had plans to meet up with a twin friend at a local park. She was going earlier than we normally do, to a park […]

Fighting the ridiculous fights

As she stands in the water table in her Tinkerbell panties and jammie top, frantically waving an orange toothbrush in the air, I think, “I should really make her get down before she inevitably falls and bashes her head on a rock.” And then I’d have to make the ever difficult decision of whether or not her gaping wound […]

Rule 15: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

This is part of an ongoing series chronicling my attempts to regain a bit of my sense of self, and my sanity, by implementing Elizabeth Lyons’ 32 Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom. Subscribe to my RSS feed to follow my experiment, and check out the rest of the posts in the series! —————- While out shopping […]

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’m a Monster

We’re well into the days of pretend around here. R&C scurry away from invisible dragons, soar through the air like Tinkerbell and Silvermist, and battle not-so-mean, not-so-vicious monsters. But there was a day when they were confronted with a real, live monster — me. My bloggy friend and fellow twin mom Natalie from Mommy of […]

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 […]

Homeless toys are taking over

Moms: I need to pick your brain. Even before the 3rd birthday extravaganza and the impending living room takeover by all the toys, I was feeling a little disheveled. Unorganized. And some days like I was just plain losing it. Today comes to mind.Why is it that the older your kids get, the smaller their toys […]

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