Parenting

Orlando is for Families…and Overdraft Fees.

April 9, 2013

Once or twice a year we head down to Florida. It’s an absolute privilege my children get as a byproduct of having in-laws and friends that now reside in the Sunshine State. Last week I did a little venting on the myth that is the “family vacation.” I blame the steroids I was on for […]

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Family Vacation? Liar.

April 2, 2013

I remember when we landed in Cleveland from L.A. We stood in baggage claim hand in hand. He carried my bags for me, and snuggled me close as we ran in the snow to our car. We stopped at a restaurant off the turnpike on the drive home, he ran in to pee and came […]

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Parenting Lounge: Education

March 16, 2013

Looking for mediocre parenting advice and to hear me talk about pregnant preschoolers?

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The Tiny Fashionista

March 8, 2013

Having a girl has been a really, really awesome head trip. After two boys, I totally wanted a girl, but I had no idea what I was getting. I mean, it’s way better than I expected, but sometimes Andy and I look at each other all… Where did she come from? How does she know […]

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Pink Eye

March 6, 2013

Last Wednesday, the school popped up on my caller ID. Now, that single occurrence used to send me dashing to the phone, freaked out and scared to death at the news on the other end. But then, I quickly realized the main reason I happen to get calls from the school is for things like, […]

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Parenting in Two Photos

March 5, 2013

Some days I call Andy at work and just make, like, a series of animalistic grunts and whines.

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Working from Home: the Good, the Bad, and the Pathetic

March 1, 2013

I was having dinner with a friend the other night when her phone dinged on the table, and as she checked the text with obvious exasperation, she looked up at me and then out the window at the dance of headlights playing on the street beside us and whispered wistfully, I wish I could work […]

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The Mustache Ballet

February 26, 2013

That weird mixture of personality, beauty and timing. I’m so in love with her.

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Meeting Wyatt

February 15, 2013

Every morning on the way to school we listen to music and sing. When they get out I turn on NPR or POTUS to nerd out, but until then, it’s a super long drive and yes, singing and merriment is had. The kids have a Spotify playlist, and it used to consist of mostly Disney […]

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I’m That Type of Mom

February 14, 2013

I’m bad with pipe cleaners and peanut allergies and and making kids call me Mrs. Gibbons.

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