I've been sweating school choice since Piper's infancy. That's six, solid years of angsty obsessing (despite the 365 mentions of "Fear not..." in the Bible and a cocktail of anti-stress supplements) over where she'd go to school. My husband grew up in public school. I grew up in private. A house divided, we were still [...]
My kids are talkers. Big, BIG talkers. Master conversationalists. It's like when God was doing His thing (You know, the "knitting together in the mother's womb" routine from Psalm 139), He collaborated with Busta Rhymes - and whoever invented the filibuster. And then my kids were born. And when it comes to topics, we cover [...]
Deep conversations with my almost-two-year-old: 7.9.21 Adrianne: "I love you, buddy." Nash: "Thank you." Nash: "I have fingernails... (long pause) ...and I have fingernails on my feet too." https://videopress.com/v/Hj19MLaQ?preloadContent=metadata Honey Mustard Kisses. My fav. Good talk, pal.
We had a play-date yesterday that started at 3 p.m. We rolled in at 3:30. Why? I had to manually unclog our 58 year-old toilet because Piper dropped a record shattering turd (HOW do tiny people do this!?) then used enough toilet paper to kickstart another global shortage. Oh, and apparently we don't own a [...]
Happy Friday-eve to everyone except those who are trying to be their best selves during a global pandemic! If I'm being honest, I'll never be a master sugar cookie decorator (remember my phallic Christmas cookies?) so there's a zero percent chance Pipe and Nash will be decorating darling cookies that look like eggs, bunnies or [...]
Remember when I broke out in hives and my doctor put me on mood stabilizing meds to treat the suppressed anxiety that I couldn't get under control because people are crazy, motherhood is nuts and it isn't socially acceptable to drink red wine until after five even though it's good for your heart (here's a [...]
We're big fans of sweet treats in our house. Big. HUGE (cue Julia Roberts). When we run errands, I can always count on Piper piping up and asking, "Mommy... are we getting a sweet treat?" And of course, the answer is always "yes" because life is short and dessert is SO good. Sweet treats above [...]
Oh my word! Adele Cabanillas has done it again with her magical, bright and creative photography - capturing my tiny family in our little brick house in the most delightful way. My heart can hardly stand it. Funny (but mostly humbling and horribly embarrassing) story... while I was feverishly cleaning our home like a madwoman to [...]