Recalling the Memorable Moments

It was a beautiful day at the beach. The water was the perfect temperature and the sun was shining bright. Deep in the sand, my mother in law and the 4 year old had been digging a hole. I think they were going to China or something. Sadly, they never made it to China but […]

We Will Never Forget

September 11, 2001 I was teaching in an elementary school in Queens, New York on that horrible day. The school quickly got into a frenzy as we waited to hear news of what had happened and what was going on. We knew the towers had been hit but we didn’t know much else at that […]

The Misguided Attempts Of Cleaning House

  I admit it. Sometimes I don’t make the bed, clean the floors, or dust. I barely even move the Cheerios over from the seat if I need to sit down on the couch rather than throwing them out. One thing you will find is that my bathroom is always clean. Okay. 90% of the […]

It’s All About Those Glue Sticks…Back to School Time!

This back to school shopping season has been brought to you by a lot of questions from parents. Questions about school supplies. Especially glue sticks. Who would have thought? Looking at so many back to school articles and different points of view, some parents have been upset about the amounts requested of various school supplies […]

Cheers to Great Neighborhood Friends!

  Jackpot! No…not money. People. Cue the Mr. Rogers music. You know the one. Who are the people in your neighborhood? (Sorry if that is stuck in your head all day long.) We moved to the suburban area about 4 years ago. Our view consists of the typical houses, gardens, and trees. Then, there are […]

Mind Your Business…The Hopeful End of Boob vs. Bottle

  There seems to never be a dull moment in the breast feeding/formula feeding world. It’s a constant back and forth of pointing fingers and questions. I wrote this because I got upset last night reading a crazy mom post in a moms group where people just made judging comments without regard for what anyone […]

Had Kids… Lost my Mind

I walked into the room with my hair a mess, in my pjs, and in desperate need of a shower. One kid was clinging to me and the other was in the very near distance calling, “mom, mom, MOOOOOOOOMMY!” I had set the coffee to go and that’s when I noticed I forgot to put […]

Retirement of my Obsession

All good things must come to an end. Sigh. Bittersweet memories and all of that. My obsession with a certain ball player started back in the 90’s. I always loved playing baseball growing up in New York City, but rarely did I watch it on TV. For some reason, I had put the Yankee game […]

Flying with Kids Brings out the Crazy

I step on board and head down the aisle. All eyes are on me. Is it my hair? Is it my awesome mismatched outfit? No. We just boarded a plane with a 4 year old leading the way and an 18 month old on my hip. The diaper bag, the bag of toys, and the […]

The Very Short Timeline of a Hot Summer Day

  “Tomorrow is going to be HOT, HOT, HOT! Highs will be in the upper 90’s.” The weatherman seems to be shouting through my TV and it is like a sign to me…I must be prepared. The kids will be home from school tomorrow and one summer day here can feel like it takes an […]