Rugrats

Dear Drew

June 8, 2015

Seven years ago when you came into this world, I had no idea what this journey of parenthood would look like. Together, hand in hand, we are combing through completely uncharted territory for the both of us. From your perspective, I think, I’m doing this like driving a car…something I learned in drivers Ed or something. The truth is most […]


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Attitude Adjustment

May 20, 2015

This might come as a surprise to some of you readers but I don’t always have the most positive attitude where my kids are concerned. It’s not that I’m negative per se, but I don’t always stop and smell the roses. And I will without a doubt be crying about that in years, or blogs, to come. Lately, however, I […]


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Dance Mom

May 11, 2015

I wanted a daughter for one reason – to relive my dance life. Ok not exactly but it is a major bonus. The best part of it all is that I don’t actually feel like I’m influencing her to like dance – she naturally seems inclined to it! I know most little girls dance at some point in their life. […]


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Hard Knocks Life

May 5, 2015

I am never going to be the preferred parent, I’m working on coming to terms with it. I think I’ve made it to the top five, that’s not too bad right?!? From the moment I started dropping Drew off at daycare as an infant, he scooted off. I used to say that I’d like him to feel some sadness in […]


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Star of the Show

April 28, 2015

As an only child and a girl, sports were never a part of my vocabulary. There wasn’t much diversity to extra curricular activities either – dance, dance and more dance. You can imagine how happy I was when Gabby took to dance similarly to me. After years of freezing her tushee off at Drew’s soccer games, I decided to offer […]


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The Boss

April 14, 2015

Yesterday I spent the day with an unrecognizable child. This child had 3 temper tantrums about non-sensible things like getting into a diaper, being fascined into a car seat and holding hands in a parking lot. There were 3 shakedowns where this same child either pushed, grabbed or hit causing another child to cry.  I went out of town for […]


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Forever Enemies?

April 6, 2015

Gabby’s favorite place to put her hands is around Noah’s neck. At times, she’s my sweetest, easiest child. At other times (mainly when it comes to Noah) she’s the most unreasonable. Just before Noah was born, a close friend had a baby. Gabby wanted that baby so badly. I was so excited to see how enthusiastic she was for their […]


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Threshold of Tolerance

March 4, 2015

I understand that kids, like adults, often get heated and say things they don’t mean. I can sleep easy knowing that I am probably not the worst mom in the world. Many of the things my children have shouted my direction are not how they actually feel about me and I can keep it in its proper perspective. But… Aren’t […]


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P.I.T.A.

February 8, 2015

Drew is…resistant. I could suggest a trip to Disney World and he would cry and carry on. Of course once we were there, he’d be happy as a lark (what the heck is a lark?!?). He may even apologize for his behavior. But actually getting him there would be extremely painful. It doesn’t really prevent us, because he’s literally resistant […]


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New Normal

February 3, 2015

Recently someone said I have my act together. Phew, only took two years to get the hang of this new normal – our family of five. The new normal, however, is nothing like the old normal. The new normal means I forget that there’s a half day of school…I won’t even mention the time I forgot Gabby at preschool all […]


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