August 8, 2011

On an airplane, they always tell you to put your oxygen mask on first and then your child’s. It’s counterintuitive since as parents we spend our lives caring for our children first and foremost. The thought that the parents’ oxygen is the priority over the child’s is hard to accept. Today I have been feeling under the weather. When I […]

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Poker Face

July 6, 2011

Day one of being a stay at home mom and I’m still standing (or sitting in this case). As a safety measure for both the kids and me, I planned a fun-filled action packed day at the beach. Bags were packed, picnic made and we were off! As I was inching my way to the beach, the hard truth sunk […]

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‘Tis the Season

June 28, 2011

Three years ago, June 12, was when I became a mom for the first time. One year ago, June 26, was when I became a mom for the second time. And from before May 1st 2011 (Adam’s birthday), I have been fervently planning and preparing for the season of birthdays. So today, June 27, I’m finally done with this season. […]

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A Slave to the Routine

June 2, 2011

I did something this weekend that I very infrequently do, I only had fun. Of course I have many weekends that include fun. But to only have fun means that errands were not run, laundry was not cleaned, the house wasn’t organized, etc. Don’t worry, I haven’t flown off the handle. I still managed to keep everything in order but […]

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Give a little, get a little

April 13, 2011

So I did it! I successfully went on vacation and left my two kiddos. And believe it or not, I actually had a nice time. I missed them so much, even ventured on the side of obsessed with the amount of times I looked at their pictures and talked about them. The day we left both kids had fevers, were […]

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Walk the Line

February 23, 2011

For so long I have thought that my job adds an element of chaos to my life that was expendable. I thought if I didn’t have to work, my life would be so much easier. Yesterday the kids’ school was closed for a teacher institute day. I took off to spend the day with my little rugrats. I had a […]

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State of the Union

January 26, 2011

Although the state of the union is pretty bleak, the president found a way to make it sound uplifting and promising. I’m trying to do the same. I’m focusing on the fact that I like my job, not that I hate working five days a week. I’m able to get everything in my life done, but I’m not going to […]

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Tutor Needed

January 14, 2011

Like a bat out of hell the child runs across the room, scratches the boy’s face, pulls the girl’s hair and then gives his teacher a hug. What do you do with that child? Years before I was a mother I heard parents say things like parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever have. My thoughts to follow were always […]

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All we got…

November 29, 2010

Over my nice Thanksgiving “break,” I was afforded the opportunity to spend time with three of the most special people in the world – Adam, Drew and Gabriela. I’m really at my happiest place when the four of us are together. It didn’t hurt that the weekend was actually full of fun activities, progress with chores, downtime to relax and […]

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Sanity? Are you out there?

November 17, 2010

There are some days that just start off as “one of those days.” Lately it seems like most days follow that story. Days where the morning consists of temper tantrum after temper tantrum, spit up on your silk blouse as you are walking out the door, coffee spilled in the interior of your car, and the list goes on. I […]

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