Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Highs and Lows of Motherhood…for Real

Being a mom is a bit like being a celebrity.  Only, in your own mind instead of the minds of the masses. Stay with me… So, you know how celebrities have highs and lows?  Like, we put them up on pedestals so high up that they look like little tiny ants…or, I guess, rather, we [...]

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Mom Turns Home into Pre-School…For a Day

Only, this was not a very well-run pre-school.  The kids got snack time and recess and not much else that resembled a normal day in pre-school…or any school for that matter. So, this week was vacation week at Carlitos’ pre-school.  Because they obviously needed a week-long mental break from all of that dot art and [...]

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Alone

On Saturday I went to Philadelphia for ‘business.’  I have to use quotation marks, because seeing a friend, playing with jewelry, eating crab dip and drinking wine just doesn’t really feel like work.  But technically, it is my business.  So, anyway, this ‘business trip’ was my first time away from Xavi overnight. Actually, come to [...]

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Mommy Haiku

Today was a long day full of tantrums, joy, physical exertion and over-eating.  I wanted to share it with you, but it would have been much too long of a post.  Seeing as today felt like Spring, and Haiku both shortens descriptions AND is supposed to be related to the seasons, I felt it was [...]

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Unrequited Love

Alright, maybe I am being a *little* dramatic.  You tell me. (And please excuse the iphone photos.  Soon I will learn how to use my real camera. Very soon.  Promise.) Here is a very short version of our Valentine’s Day morning… I made pink, raspberry pancakes for the boys.  I made the letters of their [...]

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Free Friday!

I have been a little MIA on here this week.  Or at least I feel that way.  Sometimes it is just hard to keep all of the balls up in the air, you know?  My attention has maybe been a little more focused on my other two businesses (the ones that, unlike this one, actually [...]

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Saltiness

There is something so comforting about returning home.  Even when ‘home’ isn’t exactly where you grew up.   My parents don’t still live in the town where I grew up, but they do still live in the same state and in a beach town, just like my home town, so it all still feels kind of [...]

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Seasonal Depression and Weight Loss. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Dad!

I don’t know about you, but this weather…sigh… This weather has me, well, down.  I don’t shower so much. I don’t change my clothes so much.  I just want to eat chocolate all day.  I don’t want to do any work, or cleaning, or cooking.  I don’t want to do much of anything. I mean, [...]

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Suburbs or the City?

So, to be honest, I think we have already made our decision:  Suburbs.  I know, anti-climactic to tell you right away after that post title. However, now that we have finally stopped flip-flopping (Bet you were hoping to never hear that term again after the past two Presidential Elections, right?) and decided on the suburbs, [...]

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