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 […]

The very merriest birthday to you. To who?

Oh, Zoe. You’re two today. Two? Really? Already? It seems like just yesterday I was riddled with the insufferable sufferings of the fiercest stomach bug ever to hit this household, and then you were all, “Quit vomiting for 5 minutes, woman, and get me outta here!” What a way to come into the world. I […]

Toddler Smackdown: Costco Style

Like any good smackdown, it happened on a Wednesday. Let me tell you something about Zoe. This girl is a charmer. At home? Total terror. In public? Instant sweetheart, people magnet, and reason women say their ovaries are exploding. Strangers flock to her like moths to a flame. bees to honey, Kardashians to a flashbulb. […]

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 […]

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