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February 2013 -- So guess what my dog ate tonight while I was at Smash Burger with the kids? Our "emergency go bag" food. You know the food you pack for nuclear holocaust? I don't know if you have a go bag, but I take end of the world stuff...
Why There Needs to be an E-mail and Text Filter for Certain People, and if You Think You Are One, Maybe You Should Be Nicer…. I like to think that people are generally nice. I really do. At the end of the day, I believe in my heart that we...
2011 -- (Prelude to February... After hosting 30 people at our house on Sat Jan 29 for an event, the door closes after the last guest leaves and Brian tells me he is leaving for a business trip to Indonesia the next day. We'll miss you honey, but we'll...
2011 So you might have heard that my furry friend, Billy Bob, has cancer. Well, technically he has two kinds of cancer. Intestinal cancer that spread to his kidneys. We’ve done 9 months of chemo (me, dragging the poor cat and my children to the vet every other Wednesday -...
April 2013 Back from a truly fabulous spring break trip in Ireland. Kids seem to be the only ones not feeling the time difference. After bragging that he hadn't been sick in five years, Brian caught the "but I had the flu shot" Flu on the way home. He's calling it...
December 2012: Tired of the bickering, I told the kids that there would be a competition for best-behaved child during dinner. Alex's immediate response: "Mom, can I pour you a glass of wine?" Brian: Come on, Alex, we have baseball at 9 today. Time to finish breakfast. Alex: Dad, we are...
Katie's yearly blood appointment usually brings me a particular amount of panic. I've never been a big fan of needles but I tolerate them for important things like vaccines against fatal illnesses and blood draws to make sure there's no evil story going on inside a body. Especially the...
Katie: MOM! ALEX IS MAKING ME SO UPSET! Me: Katie, only you can make you upset.It's up to you not to let him bother you all the time. You're in charge of your own emotions. Katie: That's not true! Me: Yes, Katie, remember in the Princess Barbie Charm School movie? Blair told...
I should have known that after moving to our awesome house there would need to be a readjustment in the balance of the universe. First, I am grateful for all my blessings. I have smart and healthy children. They’re even cute. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and I...
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