Monthly Archives: June 2010

worth a thousand words

Here’s how Xavi looks when his big brother talks to him and showers him with kisses.  (I finally told Carlitos that he had given Xavi enough kisses for now.  He looked at me and said “I give him dos mas, Mommy.  Dos mas, okaaaeey?” while holding up two fingers).  Yes, you win.  That is just [...]

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I were having some disagreements lately.  I had assumed I would tackle these issues as I always have:  beat him over the head with my point of view until he is bows in submission. I kid, I kid…kind of. Well, I have really gone about [...]

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Out of Character

Funny, I just put that title because I am going to share two little tips about how to make your life easier and, well, let’s be honest, that is out of character for this blog. What is funny is that as soon as I wrote out the title I realized that maybe my mind was [...]

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Pass the Huggie…and I don’t mean Beer Koozie

You want to know ‘real’ in the life of a mom?  Here is real:  In the past 12 months I have peed in diapers 3 (THREE!!!) times.  I have averaged about 3 to 4 diapers each time, soooo, uh, that means I, a 29-year-old woman, have used about 11 diapers in the past year. Awesome. [...]

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worth a thousand words

I’m thinking of entering him into those ‘Strong Baby’ competitions. What do you think? (P.S.  I was in the middle of changing the sheets.  Don’t worry mom and Aut, we are not sleeping on a bed with no sheets!  Not this time around anyway…)

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The New ‘High Expectations’

Something I always prided myself on as a teacher was the fact that I had very high expectations for my students and I would not stop pushing (and supporting) until they reached those expectations…or exceeded them.  In order to have such high expectations of my students, I had to also have high expectations of myself.  [...]

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Me: 182 Hubby: 3

Did I draw in my ‘I must protect her husband from his terrible she-wolf wife!’ male readers? You here? Bueller?      Bueller? So the title is actually talking ‘things we have accomplished today for our family’…but those scores are tongue in cheek.  Well, let’s be honest, I have actually accomplished at least 182 things for our [...]

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Just one of those days

One of those fabulous days, that is.  I LOVE days like today.  We started with brunch at Bubby’s in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  They have such fabulous food and this really cozy, beachy, yet elegant atmosphere.   There is also a photo booth in the back, where we took photos of our little family of four and then [...]

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Vive La France! ¡Viva Mexico!

As I mention in my About Me page, while I am allll about professing my weaknesses, mishaps, embarrassing moments, and general REAL experiences as a mom in this crazy thing we call life, I am not above admitting that I am always striving to ‘do it all.’  Well, last night falls into that category and [...]

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Rreawr…saucer of milk, table for two!*

*Joke credit goes to M.E.F. As if being a stay at home mom to a 2.5 year old and a newborn is not exhausting enough, the truly draining behavior I experience almost daily here in New York comes from other moms.  Let me note clearly that I am not speaking about ALL other moms.  I [...]

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