Monthly Archives: July 2010

Controlled Chaos and Love, Please

I have been cleaning our home the past few days.  Well, I guess, I always clean our home, but these past three days I have really been giving it a good kick in the butt.  And yet…sigh…and yet, it is not pristine.  Every surface is not bare, every clean glass is not put away, there [...]

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Jumping Right in the Deep End

So, I am officially attending the Blogher Conference in August and I am NERVOUS.  I am not really sure why I am so nervous, seeing as I definitely have no problem going up to people and speaking to them, but I am.   I guess this whole arena and group is just entirely new to me.  [...]

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Worth a Thousand Words

Of course the floatie thingie tied around him is regulation.  What kind of parents do you think we are??? I swear, he finds a new way to relax every day.  And for some reason both of my boys put their hands behind their head like that when they are about to go to sleep.  Strange.

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If You’re Fond of Sand Dunes and Salty Air

Ahhhh, vacation. It always begins with our obligatory argument about how many bags we are bringing.  I have actually become much better at packing light, but we also keep adding family members, so the number of bags has stayed about the same.  My husband gets upset that there are too many bags, noting (repeatedly) that [...]

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If You’re Happy and You Know it…You Probably Don’t Have Children??

I have always been one for peer pressure.  As in, I give it, not give in to it.   And I have caught myself (Okay, have been reprimanded by friends) committing a very serious form of peer pressure in the past 3 years:  baby making. Come on in, guys, the water’s fine!  This is just so [...]

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Mount Everest, Baby! (Part II)

Oh my gosh.  Were you just on the edge of your seats allll 4th of July weekend long thinking about what ‘Part II’ could possibly bring? I knew it. So, back to my ‘life peak’… The amazing-ness (word?) continued on Thursday, as I brought both little ones to White Post Farm in Long Island. By.  [...]

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Thanks World Cup, for creating an amazing sleeper!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! Says the announcer? Nope. Screams my husband…and then, obviously, screams his ‘trainee,’ my 2-year-old son. And poor little Xavi?  Trying to sleep next to them in his little green swing? Oh, wait, he’s not crying.  Not even stirring. Say what?!? These refs may be the worst EVER, the ball may need some alterations, it [...]

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Mount Everest, Baby! (Part I)

(Part II to come…) Motherhood and relationships, much like life in general, are made up of peaks and valleys. Well, Wednesday evening through Thursday night was a serious peak.  Like, Mount Everest height. For dinner on Wednesday, I recreated the Five Napkin Burger that we had for brunch on Sunday. First, I made Carlitos his [...]

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