Natasha, Ingrid, and cleaning out my desk

So I was cleaning out my desk this morning—no, really, true story—and I found a notebook full of writing prompts that belonged to one of the kids four years ago. Four years is an eternity when it comes to kids’ stories at this age, and let me tell you, it blew my mind that this […]

Oh how the world keeps shrinking

We are pulling this wedding together at an astonishing rate: in the last two or three weeks, we’ve found dresses, suits, ties, hair/makeup stylist,  shoes, a venue, someone to decorate, food, a photographer, and an attorney. Also? An event planner referred us to a photographer who was especially wonderful with children, and when I replied that […]

New Year’s Tips, Recipes and Discounts

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely drained from the holidays, so imagine my relief  when an email arrived with something that actually looked helpful and yummy. If any of these things recipes pan out, I could drink my face off tomorrow night and consume my last few thousand calories of 2011 at the […]

The Mommy Blog Book List: 2011

I’m sort of sitting here with my jaw hanging open, looking at this list of books I’ve downloaded and read this year. Most of them anyway, I still have a few left to start, but holy hell that’s a lot of books, especially considering that I am supposed to be WRITING books this year. I’ve alphabetized them by […]

The UN-Holiday Gift Guide

Instead of coming up with a list of the latest must-have gifts, I thought I’d approach gift-giving in retrospect, with my UN-Holiday Gift Guide. These are the things that I love and use daily, and honestly don’t think I could have gotten through the year without them! Of course, I fumbled with a few slideshow formats (how […]

Come dress shopping with me!

So I’ve been wondering what one wears as a… subsequent bride in a very informal affair with kids and parents and not much else. I mean, I could probably wear any number of red dresses I already own but that might offend the groom. It should be something special, and therefore, new. I’ve been cruising […]

The Black Friday Deals Post

I’ve been getting piles of emailed deals for Black Friday, and because I love each and every one of you, they are my gift to you. Can this cover us through New Years? Because I have NO idea what to get you. First, GameStop, which is the new Disneyland here. We can’t leave the house […]

Look what came in the mail today!

I’ll unwrap it slowly, so you can enjoy it with me. It involves breasts. With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner… Citizen has created a really pretty watch in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Citizen’s Eco-Drive women’s watch is very ladylike with a delicate pink dial, a 20-diamond […]

This should cheer you up

How can you listen to that fun, bouncy voice and look at that sweet smile and not want to run around in the snow? Or at least not throw yourself out the nearest high window? I’m setting my standards a bit lower these days.