School is going well! The kids love it. They run into the building excitedly without any issue. They're bringing home a crap ton of artwork and worksheets that I have to immediately destroy as soon as they're asleep before A&E comes to film the next episode of Hoarders at our house. Olivia even requested to eat … Continue reading After School Aftershocks
Dear Anthony, You're officially 5! That's unbelievable. You're not a toddler, not a preschooler, you are a bonafide five-year old which launches you into big kid status. I am in a state of disbelief that five years have passed by in the hardest yet sweetest and most wonderful blur imaginable. Each year your personality continues … Continue reading Five.
Over the weekend I had the chance to see my friend Anna. Well, more importantly I had a chance to see her kids, one of whom I was desperate to get my arms around - her 18-month old daughter, Ellie. Much to my disappointment, Ellie wanted NOTHING to do with me. Screams when I tried … Continue reading A 180
DRESS UP WITH YOUR KIDS THIS HALLOWEEN! Sorry for the all caps but when I tried to envision a kinder, more flowery way to urge all of you parents out there to dress up with your kids this Halloween I totally scrapped it and felt that for once, I would be succinct. Why dress up? … Continue reading A Halloween Plea
I had forgotten how near impossible it is to get yourself and two kids fed a complete breakfast, dressed, teeth brushed, bags packed, and out the door in order to arrive somewhere at a very specific time. Coming out of a leisurely summer things have been super rushed and chaotic to say the least. Whatever … Continue reading Morning Rush Hour
Yesterday I was shopping solo at Wegman's. It was glorious to hop out of my car, not worry about unbuckling any children, re-restraining said children in a grocery cart, and taking a deep breath before I tried to complete my shopping in the time it takes for them to finish a baggie filled with Goldfish. … Continue reading Back to School Business
This summer I've had to run a majority of my errands with both kids in tow. Target, the grocery store, Trader Joe's, Home Goods, TJ Maxx (which the kids adorably referred to as "TJ Masks" like our beloved PJ MASKS show), you name it and we've probably been there together. If there's one thing I've learned this summer, … Continue reading Errands With Kids & Other Disasters