Let's get this potty started! If you're struggling with your family budget and have young children, probably the thought of cloth diapering has at least crossed your mind. I've cloth diapered 2.5 of my three children. That is, Bitsy spent her first year in cloth, her second year in dollar bills (um, I mean disposables) … Continue reading Binge on a Budget: Cloth Diapers (and Potty Training, Oh my!)
Raise your hand if you too have a child (or were a child) subsisting on the all-carb diet. No, not good carbs like fruits and vegetables. We're talking white bread and ketchup, people. Who's with me? My Boo Boo (who apparently is too big to be called Boo Boo, his father informs me) is not … Continue reading “No Veggie!” Tales
This means, of course, zucchini muffins. Did you know serious gardeners have a whole category of jokes about what to do with excess zucchini? No, really, I heard this once from a neighbor of mine who definitely counts as a serious gardener. Obviously many obnoxious middle schoolers could produce at least one good zucchini joke-- … Continue reading Muffins on Monday: Summer Surplus
Tired human beings generate a lot of what we call "human error." But there's "human" error, and then there's "mommy" error, which is often just a failure of The Filter. You know the one. The Filter is the one that kicks in when a relative mentions casually around your five-year-old how many Christmas Eves she … Continue reading The Mom Filter
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I'm sure that this is a sexist and outdated statement that isn’t necessarily accurate and offends many people, but I'm also sure that it's true for my husband and probably my little boy. I asked Dr. Awesome once, back when he was … Continue reading Layers of Love
I read a book about boy development once, and I have a boy, and I married a former boy, so naturally I can now consider myself an expert on boys. (Or not.) But actually, one of the things this book (which I do recommend, called, conveniently, It’s a Boy!) taught me about boys in the … Continue reading An Aside: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Pseudonyms
(Still haven't gotten to Halloween yet. Where am I in real life? Busy.) It feels to us now like we’re going through withdrawal. Now, I don’t know if we were sugar addicts, or if we are just cranky people whose occasional sugar habit was masking this fact with spurts of joy. For at the moment, … Continue reading Day 10. This. Sucks.