To That One Mom at Aldi

To That One Lady I Saw at Aldi Who Looked Like She Was About to Die of Embarrassment:  Hi there. You don't know me.  I would have introduced myself today, but I could see it wasn't really a good time.  I was the other mom in the store, trying to keep my boys from staring at your kid as he had a complete and total meltdown. ...more
I was laughing so hard at the image of your kid crying Aldi's hates me!  I have been that Mom in ...more


Last Thursday, Adelaide came home from her first day of school with a backpack full of papers. One of those papers was a form detailing a cheerleading clinic being offered by our high school's varsity cheerleaders for elementary girls. I asked Adelaide if she would like to participate, and she replied in the affirmative. So a few days ago, our daughter attended the first day of the clinic, learning cheers and pseudo-dance routines in her elementary school's gym.  She had fun.  It was fine. ...more

I Also Don't Let Her Wear Scalps On Her Belt

A couple months ago, Adelaide opened her mouth to say something, and I noticed something strange. She had two rows of teeth on the bottom. Because I possess such a logic-driven brain, my first, panicked thought was, Why is our daughter turning into a shark?Then reason took over and I realized her adult teeth had simply grown in behind the baby teeth, and no wonder- Adelaide had classmates losing teeth her first week of preschool, but here she was, weeks before first grade, all those milk teeth still in her mouth....more

No Yellow Polka Dots Here, Not To Mention Any Itsy-Bitsy-Ness

Does anyone besides me find swimsuit shopping to be painful?I'm pretty sure the last piece of swimwear I got was six years ago, shortly after Adelaide was born, and that was only because our condo complex had a pool, I was determined to get our money's worth from our condo fees, and my mom offered to buy it. ...more

I'm Too Tired To Come Up With a Creative Title

I don't know how much sleep I got last night.  I do know that I went to bed a little after ten pm and got up at 6:40 am.  I also know that Atticus woke me up countless times last night, yelling and crying.  I say 'countless' because I stopped counting after I got up the seventh time. ...more

My Most Brilliant Parenting Move Yet

Because we have an exceedingly busy weekend ahead of us, I spent a portion of last night stuffing our children's Easter baskets. Aside from the semi-healthy treats like fruit strips and those vacuum-packed foils of pureed fruit that Caedmon can suck dry in thirty seconds flat, their totes are mostly filled with the requisite hollow plastic eggs.  Each child received a couple balloons, a bouncy ball, and some yogurt-covered raisins in a few of those. The rest of the eggs are filled with prunes. ...more