Monthly Archives: May 2010

Parenting Tips You Won’t Find in a Book

Tools For Good Parents: The Two Best Phrases Used To Keep My Sanity While Raising a Two-Year-Old: 1.  “It’s supposed to break.” Pronunciation: IS-a-POST-ah-BREA-EEK?  (when repeated by said two-year-old) Definition:  The item in question is, in fact, intended to be broken into more than one piece.   The fact that it has broken is a positive [...]

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Ohhhhh, I should feed him. Duh, I get it now.

That teeny tiny ‘little guy’ (as Carlitos calls him) who I gave birth to just the other day, celebrated his one month birthday on Saturday.  Well, okay, we celebrated for him, he didn’t actually have any of the tres leches (gracias, mima) or wine, but it was all in his honor.  I can’t believe how [...]

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One Word, Huge Uproar

Faminism. Okay, push that picture of a potato out of your mind.  We are actually talking ‘family,’ not ‘famine.’   Now slide in a photo of a young, white, New York City mom waving her protest sign.  “Hey! Ho! Non-organic baby food has got to go!”  This is what the Blogosphere is saying ‘Faminism’ represents: wealthy [...]

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worth a thousand words

A huge breakfast at a diner (that included a strawberry milkshake-clearly the grandparents were in control), long day at the beach, hot dog and ice cream (with sprinkles, obviously), bath, clean PJs,  ‘special chair’ with the softest blanket in the world and the movie An American Tale…every once in awhile I really do wish I [...]

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Oh, now that’s just embarrassing.

You know what I hate?  Feeling like a slob.   A chubby slob, at that.  And nothing makes me feel that way more than when I spill food down the front of my clothing.  It makes me feel like everyone must be looking at me and thinking “She was eating so ferociously that she got it [...]

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worth a thousand words

Yummiest robot-lover ya ever saw, right? They’re not always that cute…

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Did someone say rooooad trip?

I skimmed over all of my old posts and noticed  that at first I was doing all of these light, breezy posts based on ‘observations.’  Once the baby arrived my posts have been much sappier and lacking in the humor department…they have also all been just about our immediate little family.  The truth is, I [...]

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mother’s day

I have to say, this has been a pretty fantastic Mother’s Day.  This morning I received my present.  Carlitos apparently had been prepped for days on what to say as he gave it to me and said absolutely none of it, but the gift was fabulous, so I sure as heck didn’t care.  For the [...]

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vamos a la playa

In middle school and high school I took French instead of Spanish.   Almost everyone else chose to take Spanish.  I always felt like I was missing out on some inside joke by not being in Spanish with everyone else, so I tried to pick up a few phrases to feel more included.  One of those [...]

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love

Life is hard for a 2.5 year old with a new baby brother, especially when you’re also trying to start using the potty and have had a variety of family members with a variety of techniques and expectations taking care of you for the past 3 weeks. Life is hard for your mommy during this [...]

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