We made it. We survived. More importantly my husband isn't filing for divorce after I booked not one, but TWO 6am flights. Please, if nothing else, listen to me very clearly when I say DO NOT BOOK A 6AM FLIGHT WITH SMALL CHILDREN. You may say to yourself "oh, but it's so much cheaper and … Continue reading Traveling with small children: a cautionary tale
The Ribando Clan is packing up and heading to New Mexico for my niece's 5th birthday. Flight leaves at 6am from Newark, connects in Chicago, and land in ABQ 6.5 hours later with a time change of two hours. I'm going give a brief pause here to let the magnitude of that sink in. The … Continue reading How To (Barely) Survive Flying with Small Children
As I type this on Sunday night, I'm eating a piece of leftover ice cream cake from Father's Day, contemplating another (slightly smaller) piece, and wondering if I tweet Kyle Richards nicely and frequently enough maybe she'll send me one of her forgiving kaftans to wear at the pool this summer. Since I get my … Continue reading An Ode to My Maternity Shirt (PS: I’m not pregnant)
My friend, Meghan, and I joke all the time about how in our next life we want to come back as a Dad. I say "joke" but there are times when I'm pretty sure we both mean it. Being a Dad is where it's at. There's a level of intuitiveness that you have to possess … Continue reading I want to be a dad
I deserve a do-over for this past weekend. Ok, maybe a do-over for the whole weekend is a bit dramatic but someone owes me 24-hours back of kid-free bliss. I'm not sure if I had a bout of food poisoning or I'm allergic to being away from my kids (please God, no) but Saturday night … Continue reading How Mommy Got Her Groove Back
Today marks the first time I have left the kids in 8 months for more than an hour or two. Today marks the first time in Olivia's entire life that I've been apart from her. Today marks the first time that I haven't been there to tuck them into bed and make them breakfast in … Continue reading Who let the Mom out?
I'm cringing as I type it, but last weekend was my 10-year college reunion. Yes, it's been 10 years since I was in college. An entire decade. Just that word "decade" has me reaching for my Olay 7 Total Effects anti-aging night cream and researching ways to increase my waning metabolism. Sadly, I wasn't able to attend the … Continue reading Now and Lynn