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
It's Monday night and the monsters have gone to bed. It's been a wonderful day here, although a bit chilly out. Today my kiddos ate the last two chocolate chip pumpkin muffins from the fridge, so unless I want to give them toast tomorrow (which I don't— the organic bread I buy in lieu of … Continue reading Muffins on Monday: Blueberry Batch
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 I'm sure that this is a sexist and outdated statement that isn’t necessarily accurate and offends many people, but I'm also sure that it's true for my husband and probably my little boy.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
As most children of the 80s, I’ve seen the original Dirty Dancing about seventy times seven times. In college I owned it on VHS. (You know, as a curiosity because the rest of my Class of ‘16 have never even seen a VHS…oh wait, I already admitted I was a child of the 80s.) One … Continue reading Cry to Me
We have now returned to Ordinary Time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, Ordinary Time refers to all that time in which priests root for the Packers. (I mean, wear green and gold.) Actually it means we’re not really doing anything special (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) or preparing for anything special (Advent) … Continue reading Ordinary Time
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
(This post was written on Friday, Oct. 27th. We're not at Halloween yet!) Tonight from my desk, only some studding and two layers of sheet rock from my children’s beds, I was beset by the screeching of the marooned souls on the other side. How DARE we put them to bed? What is this, Alcatraz? … Continue reading Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.