Archive for December, 2015

Resolutions? Uh no…

December 28, 2015 0 Comments

“I’m going to start making homemade organic baby food and start running about 7 miles a day. What about you?” As my friend was telling me about her New Year’s resolutions, I was shoving a very generous spoonful of hot fudge brownie sundae into my mouth. “Well, I won’t be making homemade organic baby food.” […]

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I was the BEST PARENT…until I had kids

December 22, 2015 0 Comments

I was the BEST PARENT EVER…until I had kids. BEFORE I had children, my thought process was something like this: My kids would always be bathed and in bed before 7:30pm. Their rooms would be spotless. They would be limited to one-hour of TV a day. They would not be playing on tablets or cell […]

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So about that Steve Harvey thing…

December 21, 2015 0 Comments

Steve Harvey announcing the wrong winner at the Miss Universe pageant was probably THE most awkward moment on TV. Ok, maybe the only more awkward moment was when Joe Namath wanted to make out with Suzy Kolber on live TV. If you don’t know what I’m talking about…Google it. In the words of my 7-year-old, […]

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Let them fall…they’ll get up

December 17, 2015 0 Comments

I blame helicopter parents for participation trophies. There…I said it. What happened to us? What happened to letting our children feel a little bit of hurt? Now before anyone emails me or my boss condemning me…I’m not talking about physical hurt.  I’m talking the hurt that comes with disappointment…not getting a good grade on a […]

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“What do you want for Christmas?”

December 14, 2015 0 Comments

“What do you want for Christmas?” When my husband asked me that recently, the timing was epic…almost poetic. Nico was chasing Giana around the house with a wiffle-ball bat.  I was trying to rock Luciana to sleep…she was fighting a nap so she did the whole “get stiff as a board” trick to get out of my arms […]

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Dear fellow parents at drop-off/pick-up:

December 8, 2015 0 Comments

To the parents at drop-off/pick-up, I want to apologize for my weekly uniform. I should confess that I wear it from the hours of about 5:00am – until about 12:30pm every day. Baggy sweatshirt (it could be one from my college days in the late 90s…especially when I rock my sorority one)…Even baggier sweatpants… Baseball hat […]

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Control the Controllables

December 7, 2015 0 Comments

Control the controllables. It’s something I think to myself every day…sometimes, several times a day. I say it to myself when I think about kids who bully others…the mean kids…the kids who exclude others. A situation recently had me meditating “ohmmm…control the controllables…ohmmm.” Ok, not really meditating…but I was trying to take deep breaths so […]

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“I didn’t know you were pregnant again!” Umm…no

December 3, 2015 0 Comments

“Wow look at you! I didn’t know you were pregnant again??!” Umm…neither did I. My facial expression must have said it all because the man’s face got BRIGHT red. I’m pretty sure he wanted to crawl right into the freezer in the grocery store aisle we were standing in.  I actually felt kinda bad for […]

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