Archive for October 2012

Suck it up Buttercup

A woman’s work is never done so there’s no sense complaining about it, right? We’re all going through our own version of something. And by now, it’s probably pretty clear that no one is coming to our rescue – we have have to handle our own shhtuff. Anyhow. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. Things are coming at me... Read more »

A Magical Getaway - Part 3

When we went to Sea World two years ago, Dylan was obsessed with whales. He knew every kind of whale out there and couldn’t wait to see them in person. It was by far the best day of that trip, and we were excited to go to Sea World again when we went to Florida... Read more »

"I'm Such a Bad Mom"

"I'm Such a Bad Mom"
It’s time again for a Pet Peeve Rant, ladies and gentlemen. Ever since I became a mom, I frequently hear other moms saying, “Oh, I’m such a bad mom for…” whatever. Usually it is the most minor of infractions, to which I always respond, “That doesn’t make you a bad mom.” I usually get some... Read more »
Advertisement:

Trust The Kid

This is a quote I hear quite often lately from Cooper.  I don’t know if it’s a result of school, new friends or turning six, but Cooper has become quite a ‘know-it-all’.  He challenges me on everything and thinks he does not need my help with anything.  There are many times that he wrong, but... Read more »

BEST Pumpkin Seed Recipe Ever!

BEST Pumpkin Seed Recipe Ever!
My Previous Blog This weekend officially kicked-off the Halloween season for my family. It all began on Friday afternoon when we visited Stanley’s Fruits and Vegetables (1558 N. Elston Ave. | Chicago). If you haven’t stumbled across this gem, you’re missing out. As the name denotes, Stanley’s presents an array of wonderful seasonal fruits and... Read more »

Breaking the cycle at Disney

You know how there are things about your upbringing you don’t want to repeat with you own offspring? Thankfully, I don’t have many of those. I’m not that traumatized because I don’t know how to ride a bike or roller skate. But my parents disdain for Disney World or for any child friendly activity is... Read more »
Advertisement:

A Magical Getaway - Part 2

As you might remember from last week’s post, a few weeks ago my anti-Disney husband surprised me by offering to take the family on a little getaway to Orlando. Of course, I jumped on the idea. Not only did I love Disney World, but one of my dearest childhood friends had recently relocated toOrlandoand this... Read more »

My Eating Hand

We all have our quirks. If someone tells you they don’t, they are either covering it up or in the throes of denial. I always loved Robin Williams’ line in ‘Good WIll Hunting” where you look for someone ‘you can let into your weird little world’. Personally, I have OCD issues , but conversely, being... Read more »

Is It Too Much?

So it has been about two months since the boys started school and I am wiped out.  I always knew when the boys started school I wanted to be that mom.   The room mom, working with the PTA, attending field trips, etc.  So when volunteer opportunities presented themselves, I went a little nuts.  I am... Read more »
Advertisement:

A “How To” Construction & Truck Birthday Party

A “How To” Construction & Truck Birthday Party
My Previous Blog This weekend we hosted our son Asher’s 3rd Birthday Party. Our little guy is not only the second born, but all his life has been forced to concede to his sister’s needs (as Atia battled cancer during the first two years of his life); something we’ve always felt guilty about. We didn’t... Read more »