Rugrats

Waxing My Wants Away

August 29, 2011

Money and family tend to be the biggest challenges with marriages, especially new marriages. Joining finances and learning how the other person manages their finances can be a huge hurtle in a new marriage. Different people place different priorities for their resources. And despite open communication and forecasting the future, there can still be some challenges in getting into the […]


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Adam’s Spell

August 27, 2011

In my efforts to be fun, especially during this three week hiatus of school and camp, I’m trying to keep us jam packed with fun activities. We have pretty much run all over town and are busy having a blast. Throughout it all though, Drew yearns for his dad. Periodically during the day he will ask about him, whine that […]


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Embracing Fun

August 26, 2011

Somehow I managed to miss the memo where all fun summer activities are no longer available during the week once the big kids go back to school. Did someone not tell them that we have three weeks with no school or camp and two weeks while the big kids are back at school?!? Today we had a playdate with two […]


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Mission Fun

August 25, 2011

Believe it or not, I not only write a blog but I read blogs. I don’t just read a couple, I read dozens. Hours of my life go by catching up on strangers’ lives. I try to learn what brought them to blogging, what their angle is on blogging and how they got (or if they are) successful blogging. I […]


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Bring on Football

August 23, 2011

As previously explained, Drew has a passion for baseball. It is maybe more like an obsession than a passion. And this obsession stems deep. From the first pitch in April until the last one in September, Drew plays, thinks, talks, dreams baseball.


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The Car Seat Debacle of 2011

August 17, 2011

When Drew was first born I researched the variety of car seats available for an infant and settled on a Graco. It was quite practical; universal with most strollers, had lovely attachments to fit into different bases for different cars and allowed the child to be carried while sleeping without being moved. I discussed with other mothers the value of […]


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The BFBBQ Lives On!

August 14, 2011

9 years ago my husband and his friends came up with the brilliant idea of having a big BBQ to kick off the summer. Everyone would invite all their friends, they would charge minimally for food and beer. And so the BFBBQ (Big F***ing BBQ) was born. Almost 8 years ago November, after years of struggling with Bipolar Disorder, our […]


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The Daycare Debate

August 12, 2011

Recently on NPR they had a panel of parents discussing feelings, costs, and challenges with daycare. They had a variety of working moms, previously a stay at home dad, a grandmother, etc. debating the concerns with daycare, predominantly from a financial perspective. Parents Sound Off On The Economics of Child Care


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Happy Birthday Papa

August 7, 2011

It’s better than Drew beating any of us up but I’m afraid the message is all wrong…he can beat his sister until candy comes out :/


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Mo Money PPPPPlease!

August 5, 2011

I knew transitioning to one income was going to be difficult but I’m not sure I realized it was going to be quite the challenge it has become. There were definitely some expenses I thought would improve while I was home. I was, unfortunately, very wrong. Most significant improvement would be daycare. Not paying for a full week of supervision […]


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