Roses Speak Louder Than Words

I have to get the carpenters to work on it, quickly.  I think I may have made a hole which shot straight off the roof when I leapt for joy a couple of hours ago.  Can’t you tell? I am simply joyous beyond words.  Happy doesn’t nearly describe how I … [Continue reading]

Invisalign Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Love, they say, is lovelier the second time around.  I’m not quite so sure about love, but what I do know is that getting braces is sweeter the second time around.  I have had the (un)fortunate fate of needing to wear braces twice in this lifetime, … [Continue reading]

Postlessly Devoted to Her

I can hardly believe that I let Thanksgiving pass without posting on this blog.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t have anything to be thankful for.  I do, I do! – I just said that in my best Tweety impression.  For one, I’m extremely … [Continue reading]

The Hunt for the Dark Circle Buster

Apologies if you are not an 80’s music fan, but an old ditty inevitably comes to mind right now… “If there’s something weird, in your neighborhood… who you gonna call… Ghostbusters!” No, my house hasn’t been invaded by beings of the poltergeist kind. … [Continue reading]

Cycles: Mom’s Best Friend

Show me a mom who wants her baby to get rashes all over his tender baby skin, and I’ll give you a million dollars.  In this part of the universe, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find a mother who finds Quotes for Mother’s Day really inspiring, and … [Continue reading]

How Not To Miss Someone

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. What they don’t tell you is that it can also make you insane. Being away from the one you hold most dear sometimes finds you staring blankly at the ceiling with a profuse amount of drool slowly making its … [Continue reading]

Kid Smarts: Talking to Strangers

If I were a songwriter as talented as Taylor Swift, I’d probably write a song called Don’t Talk to Strangers (alternately entitled, “Who You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”).  That’s probably one of the early life lessons passed on to me by my parents which … [Continue reading]

Cream-colored Ponies and Shaving Cream

Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens… these may be Fraulein Maria’s favorite things, but I personally have other things in mind- one of them is having smooth, silky legs which stretch as far as the eye can see. For the longest time, I have … [Continue reading]

Kindergarten Cliques: How to Handle Preschool Bullies

Okay, I’ve just added jujitsu, taekwondo, and karate to my martial-arts-to-teach-my-kid-so-she-can-beat-bullies list.  I have briefed my five-year old, and told her to leave no stone unturned and beat the living daylights out of her mean classmates.  … [Continue reading]

While She Was Sleeping

If I was paid a nickel for every time I watched my daughter as she slept, I’d probably be filthy rich right now.  I’ll bet my bottom dollar (sure I can, with all the nickels I’ve saved!) that a thousand and one moms out there are guilty of doing the … [Continue reading]