Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Things That Matter

Tonight we began implenting some of our own personal new family Christmas traditions.  I have to say, I always enjoyed our family traditions growing up, but I think it is even more fun coming up with new ones. We went to the ‘Family Mass,’ where Carlitos got to “do whatever he please” (according to the [...]

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Joy.

It is reentering.  Slowly. Joy. The spirit of Christmas. Carlitos and I dipped and decorated the heck out of our peanut butter cookies yesterday morning.  With Christmas music playing in the background.  And it didn’t feel rushed. It felt lovely. My husband and I wrapped presents last night.  We also finally had an actual conversation [...]

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Peace.

In case I haven’t already made it pretty clear, this holiday season has really kicked my butt. We all have The Never Ending Cold.  I burned myself.  Threw my back out.  Got round four of Mastitis (because I wasn’t smart enough to figure out how to avoid it after three previous bouts?!)  And I am [...]

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Free Friday!

Few things in life are certain. Reliable.  Forever dependable. Death.  Taxes. And Aquaphor. This stuff is da bomb diggity.   Bag it up. We discovered it during Carlitos’ first winter of existence.  He started getting dry patches on his torso and NOTHING was fixing it.  Even straight up baby oil.  (Which did succeed in ruining several [...]

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Worth A Thousand Words

Carlitos Eli’s first letter to Santa. (Written by his mama…VERBATIM) Then he put it into the Magic Santa Mailbox… And gazed at it with wonderment and excitement, knowing that Santa’s elves would come that night to take the letter to Santa. I guess this is what they mean when they talk about seeing life through [...]

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Just Peachy, Thanks

These last few days have been rough. Snot.  Low grade fevers.  Tantrums.   Injuries. And the boys have been sick and fussy, too. This morning I finally put the cherry on top and got a 2nd degree burn. Burning myself isn’t really anything special.  My husband doesn’t even look up when I shriek each night while [...]

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Mama Had a Baby and Her Head Popped Off

Alright, so I am not actually a dandelion. And my head has not actually popped off…….Yet! But damn if it doesn’t feel like it is about to. Growing up I always thought it was the baby’s head that popped off, but now I think the original version was probably referring to the mom.  I am [...]

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Free Friday!

The other night we were at a party…in a way cool Brooklyn warehouse-y apartment (the fact that I just admitted it was cool shows how un-cool I am, but whatever)…with lots of really cool people (did it again)…and we stayed out past midnight. Cah-razy. The reason I am telling you this is because we met [...]

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Til Death (Doesn’t) Do Us Part

Monday was our two year wedding anniversary. We weren’t able to go out to dinner and we didn’t exchange any gifts yet (because we both ordered each others gifts a tad bit late.  Two peas in a pod.) But we did have some champagne and these amazing jelly donuts we have discovered in New York [...]

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The Pill

Almost every woman I know, including myself, does it.   We swallow a tiny little pill each day.  A tiny little pill that does drastic things to our bodies. Or rather, it has one, huge, drastic effect on our bodies.  This magic pill can prevent us from getting pregnant.  For years and years and years, if [...]

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