Confessions of an Accidental Co-Sleeper

It was a Wednesday morning, and to the casual observer I was probably just me, standing in the corner of the lunch room at work, staring blankly out the window at the sunlight twinkling on the water. But in actuality, I was manifesting a miracle....more

A love letter to my baby, at 19 months...

Dear Little William, You turned nineteen months old on Sunday, my baby. You’re not really nursing too much anymore. It’s funny how that phase is just sort of slowly evaporating from our lives. There aren’t any trumpets heralding its departure or anything. Much in the same way when I stopped needing to bring my pump with me to work back in March, it’s just sort of happening. ...more

Love That Dirty Water; But I Wouldn't Recommend Swimming in it

I like it when nature pops up in surprising places.  I’m thinking of the whimsical canopy of trees guarding the skyscraper I...more

Living with Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

MommyQ is about to reach an important milestone in her mommy life. It has been almost one year since I first blogged about my son’s autism diagnosis. My first post about his diagnosis, Autism Means My Son Is Happy When He’s Flappy, was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever written. Yes, it was even harder than all of my college research papers and I was an English major, so there were plenty of those. ...more

MommyQ is Back and Mommier Than Ever!

First, I must apologize to my BlogHer friends for disappearing for a few months. Sorry to drop off the radar. I was in transition and redesigning my blog. So I was saving all of my fabulously fresh content for the new site. MommyQ is looking wilder than ever and ready to roll in 2009!!! ...more

Remember when Hot Chocolate was a Treat?

Like most people, I'm trying to do the normal holiday thing without stressing over the ridiculously rotten economy. I've sent out my holiday cards wishing everyone a happy 2009. In reality my wish should be, "hope you don't lose your job, your home and your 401k..." but that seems a few shades less than jolly. Anyway, I was feeling a bit blue yesterday and treated myself to a big glass of chocolate milk. It's one of my favorite pick-me-ups, reserved for special occasions. Fresh cold milk with just the right amount of Hershey's Chocolate. Scrumptious! ...more

Sesame Street's Bert Pinched My Sister

Sesame Street. Need I say more? The pioneer of all educational kid's television shows. It debuted in 1969. According to Wikipedia, an estimated 77 million Americans watched the show as children. Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Grover and Cookie Monster were the funny characters that we loved. Thanks to Gund, your child's favorite Sesame Street characters are interactive and cuddly, even on the inside. These colorful puppets remind us that Sesame Street is still a favorite, even in the days of iPod and Wii. ...more

Quick! Somebody Patch that COW Neck Sweater with DUCK Tape!

I am NOT a grammarian by any stretch of the imagination. I'm comma-happy and uncomfortable using semicolons. I end sentences with prepositions and homonyms make me giggle. That being said... - It's a COWL neck sweater, not a COW neck sweater.  Yes, it's kinda droopy like a cow's neck, but it has nothing to do with the animal. Hooded cloak, not Moooo! ...more

How Should a 30-Something Mom Dress?

My husband and I were strolling at The Galleria this weekend with the boys, when we passed American Eagle Outfitters. "Wanna go in?" he asked, "or are you too old?" As we peered at the ultra-slender mannequins in the window, wearing denim miniskirts and skinny jeans, I said. "No, the biggest size they sell is a 2!" And yes, I'm too old. First of all, I love American Eagle advertising because the models showing the so-called "Women's" clothes are about 16-years-old. Sorry, if your hips haven't spread, you aren't really a woman yet. ...more
i am 39 and i am truly undecided at times on what to wear...especially when the family goes out ...more

New Year's Resolutions I Will Actually Keep

One of the things I can't stand about welcoming a new year are the ridiculous New Year's resolutions. I'm guilty. Whether I want to or not, in my mind I make a list. And every year, just like 97% percent of you, I'm deeply disappointed in myself when I don't maintain any of them.  So this year I've vowed to make resolutions I can keep! 1.) Be more cynical. 2.) Dislike new things while pretending not to. 3.) Spend less time with friends. 4.) Eat more carbs and less veggies. 5.) See fewer movies. 6.) Take things for granted. ...more

Finally, someone who gets it!  Personally? I will vacuum the house at least twice a year and ...more