My son loves noodles. Just plain spaghetti noodles with a little butter or olive oil. He doesn’t like to spoil it with any sauce. I keep trying to encourage him to try them differently- marinara, cream sauce, maybe some meatballs... but no, just noodles. It makes me think of a photo of me as a … Continue reading The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles
"When you need a miracle, just look at your child and realize you created one." This is the quote wrapped around the edges of a beautiful piece of art known as a Spiritile, gifted to me for review by the Giving Tree Gallery. I don't normally do full review posts involving just one item, but … Continue reading A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery
I have always picked and bitten my nails. It's a terrible habit that often leaves my fingers bloody and hurting. So when my son's teacher mentioned how badly he'd been picking his nails in class, I cringed a little and put my hand in my pockets. I had been doing the same thing for at … Continue reading How Do You Break Your Child of Your Own Bad Habit?
I was a nerdy, book-loving, honor roll student, and I always imagined if I had kids, they would be too. So the day my son's first preschool assessment arrived in the mail and that crummy little chart revealed he scored "Below Expectations" in Every Single Area, it came as such a crushing blow that I … Continue reading Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations
After avoiding buying Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly a year, I finally succumbed to temptation and bought the game last week. I was avoiding it for my own good, since we have a history. One that started in 1987 when I went on my first quest and became completely obsessed with … Continue reading Breath of the Wild Breathes Some Life into an Older Gamer
The end of Daylight Saving Time has come, clocks were set back and suddenly it's nighttime at 5:30. This is great news for anyone with a small child that insists baths are for when it gets dark, and can't tell time yet so they have no idea you are getting them ready for bed hours … Continue reading If It’s Dark at 5:30, Can We All Go to Bed Now?
A lot of moms walk a fine line between sentimental parent and hoarder of baby things. At first you save the clothes because you might use them for the next baby. But then there comes a time when there will be no more babies and yours is growing up. That's the time you pull out … Continue reading Letting Go of Baby Clothes but Holding on to Memories
As I read the thousandth post this month about a mom being sad her "baby" is starting kindergarten, I started to wonder... What's wrong with me? Why don't I feel that way? Am I some kind of cold momster because I've been practically counting down the days to kindergarten since he was an infant? Honestly, … Continue reading I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten
As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play
A funny thing happens after a couple glasses of wine. While I normally try to maintain a "can-do attitude," my can-do becomes multiplied into "I'm an expert" proportions. Combine that with checking e-mail or cruising Facebook and it sometimes results in things I may question the next day. Nothing weird! Just an overblown sense of … Continue reading It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine