I have somehow found myself here again. Here being the eve of Kindergarten. I did this once before, this Kindergarten thing, with my first baby. But it’s not easier. In fact, it’s harder. Harder because I see the result of Kindergarten walking around in my kitchen, shirtless, leaving cupboards open, wrappers on the counter, explaining to me … More I Hate Kindergarten
I get it, you saw me coming. “We got one, guys,” you probably shouted over your shoulder as you saw a mud covered Dodge Caravan jump the curb into your parking lot. Instantly, you greeted me at my window. “Welcome ma’am.” Let’s just pause there for a minute. You called me ma’am. As if I’m … More When a Mom Walks Into Jiffy Lube
I realize I have somehow become the poop mom blogger, but seriously, I can’t be the only one with kids like these… My baby is new to this poop party. He just started eating baby food so his diapers have been full of surprises. As I’m busying myself with something probably not all that important, … More Another Poopy Day
“Mommy, you’re just a kid mom!” This is what I hear from the mouth of my sweet and introverted, Moo, who is strapped in his carseat in the rear of the van. “You’re just a kid mom. Dads and Grandmas work, but you are just a mom.” Just a mom. In his little four-year-old reality, … More Just A Mom!
Have you had “The Talk” yet? You know, the one about where babies come from? My boys are six and four. I didn’t think I’d have to have it so soon. Since the birth of their sister a year ago, my boys are continually amazed that there is something other than wee-wee’s in the world. … More The birds and the bees, and baginas.
He started at the bottom. My stubborn, fearless boy turned 4 today. In fact, today was his GOLDEN birthday. He didn’t really understand the symbolism, but he was one happy boy playing with his new toys, running around in his new Batman shirt, and eating his third piece of chocolate cake. When my son was a … More Keep Climbing: Happy 4th Birthday!
A letter to my son’s Kindergarten teacher. … More Dear Kindergarten Teacher,
I just read a blog post from Motherlode and it is worth sharing. Here it is; http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/childhood-940-saturdays-and-youre-done/ I suggest you read it. The article is in reference to Dr. Harley Rotbart’s No Regrets Parenting. I have not yet read this book, but I have just added it to the top of my list. My college roommate, Jummy, … More Strapping up for 940 Saturdays!
Growing up, my family always paired off- Dad and me versus Mom and my brother. Our favorite was playing the Alphabet Game on road trips. Since Dad was always in the drivers seat, he and I ALWAYS won because Dad would just happen to take a different route to Grandpa’s house just to pass the … More Happy Mother’s Day
Everyone warned, “Three kids is the hardest!” Why people feel the need to tell you that when you’re expecting your third child is beyond me. It’s like when someone is eating their dinner and go, “Yuck, this is gross. Try it!” Well, I have three kids now and I don’t find it any harder- just … More Time to get back at it…