Category : General Mom Stuff

Written on Feb, 08, 2017 by in , , | 4 Comments.
toys

Once you become a parent, you instantly realize that there are certain types of toys that you will most definitely hate, like anything that requires batteries and/or makes noise. Almost everything else falls into the category of toys that you will hate to love. Anything in the arts and crafts department makes the latter list for me, thanks to the folks …

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no time

What is is about the New Year that has everybody thinking they can suddenly conquer the world? Getting in shape, organizing your house, finally getting stuff done! I’m not judging; I’m just as guilty of it as anyone else. As the end of every year approaches, I have a tendency to tell myself that I have no time for all that …

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Written on Nov, 04, 2016 by in , , | 2 Comments.
peanut butter

The beginning of every school year is the same – I start out gung-ho, making lunches that consist of things far more exciting than your run-of-the-mill peanut butter & jelly. I make sure that I have a variety of snacks and plenty of different ingredients for all kinds of delicious sandwiches. Sometimes, I even make my kid’s lunches the night before! …

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halloween

Every October, I like to make my life way more difficult than it needs to be by hobbling together at least one (but usually both) of my children’s Halloween costumes. It’s not like I’m some habitual crafter or Pinterest addict, so I’m not entirely sure why I do this, but it keeps happening, year after year. The first Halloween we …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2016 by in | 5 Comments.
music

The other day, I was listening to music on Brown University’s radio station. Since it’s a University station, all of the DJ’s (can I still call them that?) are students. After the song ended, the two DJ’s began discussing the 25th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s album Nevermind. As they talked about the impact that album had on the …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2016 by in , | 2 Comments.
pictures

Children today are growing up in a world where everyone feels the need to document every single moment, of every single day, of their lives. I’m just as guilty as the next Mom, taking hundreds of pictures of my children’s “firsts” and trying to capture all of the wonderful adventures we have. But as time goes on, the number of …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
mom blogging

It’s been just over a year since I started Mom blogging (ugh… that word still makes me uncomfortable). Don’t worry – I’ll try to avoid words like “blogiversary” and other made up words like, well, like blog! Anyway, in the year since I started this…. thing, I’ve learned quite a bit. The first thing I learned was that the internet can be a vast …

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Written on Aug, 04, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.

Caring about things in life is obviously very important. But as I get older, I find that the list of things I don’t care about grows with each passing year. Well, maybe that’s not fair to say. It’s more like the list of things I used to care about is slowly being replaced with new things to care about, like paying bills …

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Written on Jul, 28, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
mid-summer

Well, I’ve hit that point in the summer where I’m kind of in a fog and have just about run out of steam. That’s right – I’ve got the mid-summer blues. It’s hot. I’m tired because my kids’ new bedtime is apparently 10 PM, which obviously means that I have to stay up until 12:30 to get in a decent …

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every night

Every night, after my children go to bed, I let out a sigh of relief bigger than the night before. As  a parent, nothing feels quite as good as that sigh. Unfortunately, that feeling only lasts for about 2.4 seconds. Then the reality of all the things you still need to do begins to sink in. It’s a vicious cycle. …

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