Month: January 2015

Better Bedtimes

Better Bedtimes

With Hubby away this week, and me coughing, coughing, coughing (again), we’ve slid into a bit of survival mode here at home. I have extremely low expectations for housecleaning and routines. The place is cluttered, the laundry pile is growing, and the kids are eating […]

Blizzards and Blessings

Blizzards and Blessings

We had a major blizzard with a ton of snow yesterday. It was all over the news and the major topic of any conversation for days. Everyone was running around crazy. And anyone I ran into asked me something along these lines: “How jealous are […]

“Give Me The F#@%ing Banana!”

“Give Me The F#@%ing Banana!”

And I didn’t say floating, flying, or farting. It snowed yesterday, Saturday. I had had plans.  We were expecting a parade of potential babysitters (I’m interviewing for a regular Saturday afternoon sitter), and then I was going to take the kids to the library. But, […]

Let Them Draw On The Walls!

Let Them Draw On The Walls!

Babyboy has been a little bundle of creative energy. We keep running out of paper, he draws so many pictures a day. As a matter of fact, for lack of plain paper handy, he drew this picture on his bedroom wall. I was interviewing a […]

An Almost Disastrous Trip To The Library

An Almost Disastrous Trip To The Library

Today was my day “off”, and thus my day on kid drop-off and pickup duty. Despite snowfall and a major traffic issue, I got the kids to their schools, and then I had a few hours to myself. As usual, this consisted of me running […]

A Little (Positive) Postparty Analysis

A Little (Positive) Postparty Analysis

Babyboy and I had a wonderful time at a children’s birthday party yesterday. It was the first birthday party he’d ever been invited to, except for relatives’ parties. I was a bit nervous beforehand, as I didn’t know these parents very well, and didn’t expect […]

Easy (and Healthy) Cooking With Kids: Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Easy (and Healthy) Cooking With Kids: Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Friends and family have asked me why I don’t blog about food, since we cook all the time. I always laugh, because everything we make is basic, messy, and decidedly un-foodie. I couldn’t imagine anyone being interested in our family fun-time kitchen adventures. And, I […]

On Confidentiality: A Resolution

On Confidentiality: A Resolution

In honor of the new year, I have updated my title page to include the below: I love my job. I am privileged, honored really, to do what I do. People share the intimate details of their lives with me in the simple course of my day-to-day […]

Parental Flailing

Parental Flailing

It’s almost 9 p.m. on a school night, and my kids are jumping up and down on their beds. We started the bedtime routine at least an hour and a half ago. Hubby has a sinus infection, and I’m just…. done. Neither of our kids […]

Happy New Year: It’s All Going To Be Okay

Happy New Year: It’s All Going To Be Okay

I had plans for today. January first, a holiday Thursday, the clinic is closed and I’m not on call. It’s the first day of the new year, time to eat healthy and work out. I had a shopping list (hey, stores are open today!) and […]