As the triplets are getting older, they are getting more and more curious. While sometimes endearing, the curiosity often leads them to trouble. At 21 months, Lincoln and Keira are now in the 90th percentile for height, so they can reach almost ...more
I am, by nature, an extremely punctual human being. Being late stresses me out, and can actually ruin my day. Being on time isn’t just something I prefer, it’s something that MEANS SOMETHING TO ME. ...more
Dear "Responsible Parents,"
We're in the middle of Prom season and graduation is just around the corner, so I thought the time was ripe for a reminder of What Not To Do on Prom Night and/or Graduation Night. And that is: DO NOT RENT A ROOM AT A ...more
“I would never let someone else raise my children.”
If you're a working mom, you've probably heard this sentence. Maybe you saw it in a Facebook post. Maybe you overheard someone saying it. Worst of all, maybe someone said it to your face....more
The other day, Sam, Alrik, and I wanted to head out to the playground—and Mikko didn't. Now, the playground is literally a block from our home. Mikko is seven years old, nearly eight, and perfectly capable of amusing himself and retrieving drinks or snacks as needed in a short absence of parental supervision.
But we knew we couldn't leave him home alone, and told him as much.
"But whhhyyyy?" he asked. Indeed, kiddo, why?
Because the neighbors might call the cops on us, that's why.
As I sat in the departure area waiting to board a recent flight, a middle-aged woman sitting across from me took a call on her cell phone. It was hard not to overhear the almost immediate anguish in her voice. I garnered pretty quickly that she was getting news of a death.
Her face turned gray and her voice shook as she tried to console the bereaved person on the other end of the phone. "Oh honey, you can't blame yourself," and, "I'm so sorry. This is such sad, sad news."
And then, "Well, you never know, he might reschedule. Maybe he just got busy."...more
Effective use of space is one of the things I've read that is key to making multigenerational living a success. The house we have to work with? Not necessarily designed for this. It's a 100-year-old farmhouse with 1 bathroom. I've also read quite a bit on determining how long you'll be staying. To my husband and I, it makes the most financial sense to just settle into multigenerational living so that we can build the house designed for it that much sooner. We weren't so sure about what his parents' thoughts were about that, though.Current configuration of my in-laws' house......more
Monday has arrived with little fanfare. As usual, the weekend went by way too fast – speaking of fast, I realized today that there’s only 6-1/2 weeks left of school for the minions. Princess Nagger is happy about that, especially … Continue reading → ...more
In Canon and Instagram pix. I'm obnoxiously proud of my first born, cheering him on from the bleachers, battling sentimental tears and raging with overprotectiveness when he gets shoved or tackled by the opposing team. I will always be his number one fan and biggest cheerleader ....more
I am apparently allergic to everything that is blooming/growing at the moment. I ran through all the OTC drugs I had and I’m afraid to buy anything else in case the cops show up to look for my meth lab. Plus I can’t take any GOOD stuff because I’m nursing ....more
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