I have four children, and my youngest two are twins. They were such a surprise! We didn’t think we would have four children under 5 years old, but we did. Their arrival launched us into the life of a big family, and the ride is eye-watering-ly fast. When I just had one kid, I read
Halloween is upon us, and tonight will be filled with spooky and silly fun as kids everywhere drag their parents around their towns, high on sugar and the thought of even more sugar. Then they’ll come home, to do the candy trade with the grave seriousness of Wall Street traders, before passing out in their
Not long ago, I noticed something dripping from the refrigerator door. I thought it was, as sometimes happens, some water leaking out because the little drain for condensation had been blocked. But this was brownish, thick and sticky. I opened the fridge to find what I like to call Syruptastrophe! A big bottle of
I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time – some might say, time better spent, I don’t know, helping the kids organize their desks – thinking about what I’m going to wear. I’m not a total slob, but I think I’m probably hit or miss at best. Some days, it’s a what-not-to-wear affair, while there have
There’s something about the “life hack” articles that pop up on my Facebook feed that make my finger automatically click on them. I usually scroll through the whole list, and occasionally find a “wow” idea that I actually use. My favorite one so far is using a binder clip to keep my headphone wires from running amuck.
I’m not so much a social gal. I mean, I do volunteer at school and have a great time chatting with fellow parents. And I have been known to occupy a chair at Starbucks across from a friend for a few hours at a clip, sometimes weekly. But I’m not much of a night-out-with-friends person.
Yesterday, I got the idea to try something new–create my own memes. In case you are late to the game on tech talk (to be honest, I didn’t know these things were called “memes” until about 6 months ago!), memes (which rhymes with “dreams”) are, in my crude definition, photos or videos that someone has
In just a few short days, many of us will experience our child’s first day of sixth grade. The elementary school days of knowing where they are at all times, having them tell you about what they did at school or with their friends, and being able to watch over their shoulder as they complete
That’s the text I got last week. My 17-year-old daughter was at the Motor Vehicle Commission, as they call it here in New Jersey, with her instructor (because that’s how it’s done these days I guess). She was under strict orders to let me know how it went ASAP. So, presumably not while actually
“The dreamer in me got us here but the pragmatist may win out on the path of totality.” That’s what I texted my friend Beth a few days before the big eclipse. It started as just another one of my brilliant ideas. Or hare-brained schemes. In the spring, I started hearing about this event. A