Summer is underway and the first week of a new camp has gone surprisingly well. Well, sort of... As my boys and I waited outside for the camp bus on day one, my six-year-old thought it would be hilarious to hide our bus stop sign behind a double-stroller and a two-wheel bicycle I had just put … [Read more...]
My Message to New Moms
After having two kids, two and a half years apart, I look back on the way things were when they were babies and I have regrets. I'm sure that all moms do.Surprisingly my regrets are not that I should have put my son to bed at 6:30 instead of 7:30 or that I should have started solids with peas and … [Read more...]
Do you tell the parents?
When my kids were small and they had playdates with little friends there were times when things went sideways. When the other child's parent came to pick them up I had a choice to make. Do I tell Little Johnny's mom that he pinched/hit/spit/grabbed/yelled or do I smile and wave and thank heavens … [Read more...]
"Hmm, it feels kind of weird when I swallow. Kind of like a swollen lymph node or something, but I'm not fighting a cold. I'll just Google it. Crap. I think I have THROAT CANCER."(Cue frantic mental flash-forwards of videotaping myself giving messages to our girls so they can remember me when I'm … [Read more...]