Accidental Date Night

Apr 23, 2015 by

Alternate title, for all of you old school Charlie Brown fans- “Happiness is… when your child begs and pleads for a sleepover at Nonni & Poppy’s house.”  Because that is exactly what happened last weekend!  Jake had been begging, pleading, literally clasping his hands and BEGGING to have a sleepover at my parents’ house.  How could we deny him this one small favor?!  I mean, c’mon here, people- child is begging to leave our home for a 24 hour period which includes 8 hours of solid quiet sleep.  OMG Of COURSE you can!!!  My parents, were, obvs, very happy to oblige!  On their end, they were equally as thrilled- time to spoil the grandkids, go on day trips, and teach them the joys of rolling out dough, and making their own pizzas.  It was a super win win.

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The Morning of a Working Mom

Apr 7, 2015 by

This past Easter, I found myself in a conversation with some family members about our morning routines.  When asked what time I leave the house, I replied, “Oh, around 8:10-8:15ish.  But at the latest, 8:15, or everyone will be super late.”  My response was met with guffaws.  Literally.  Guffaws from my questioners.  “Oh, Wow! Oh, Geeze! That’s LATE! HAH!”

Late? Really?  Like, did they think I just sleep in until around 7:45, roll out of bed, stumble into the shower, throw some clothes on, grab my bag and go?  Yeah… That’s how I do it.  Um, did they remember that I have two tiny children?  One of whom is still in diapers, sleeping in a crib, and is still cutting a few more teeth? Children who have not quite mastered the art of self-waking, dressing themselves in appropriate school clothes, preparing a sensible breakfast (which may or may not include leftover pizza or re-heated chocolate chip pancakes), and lining up single file by the door in their jackets Sound of Music Von Trapp Family style?

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Chocolate Dipped Peeps!

Mar 27, 2015 by

An oldie but a GOODIE!  We’re on notice- Easter is around the corner!  Granted that corner is hidden by a disgusting grey pile of dirty snow, but, around the corner nonetheless!  A couple years ago I discovered the art of dipping the marshmallow sugar coated confections known as, Peeps, into melted fine white chocolate.  And then sprinkling with Easter decorations.  Magic happened.  I feel it’s just too good not to repeat here with you today!  And, if you’re feeling extra crafty, and just cannot resist the lure that is the marshmallow Peep, check out my other favorite- a DIY Peep wreath, courtesy of our wonderful Blogger, Cora!

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*Photo courtesy of Your Home Based Mom.*

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Hitting the Reset Button

Mar 12, 2015 by

Hello Spring!  Where have you been all my life!?  Or at least that’s what it feels like over here in the icebox that is Connecticut.  The winter of our discontent is how Bostonians feel about this situation.  And who can blame them? To put it bluntly? This snow? Well it can take an all expenses paid trip to HELLo! It’s going to be 50 degrees here this week!

Rant over.

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Is Multi-Tasking Something Moms are Just Born With?

Feb 26, 2015 by

I joke with my husband all the time about this- His multi-tasking “skills” are less than stellar.  Actually, they’re pretty much nonexistent.  Forget about rubbing his stomach and patting his head at the same time- If he could empty the dishwasher while a pot of water is boiling on the stove to make spaghetti for dinner, I would re-marry him all over again and take him on a second honeymoon to Vegas.  I’ve seen stories- You’ve seen stories- affirming the excellence by women to multitask.  I swear it’s not something that moms are good at, but it’s something that we HAVE to be good at to SURVIVE.  Seriously. Multitasking is our best asset in a survival of the fittest type of working mom world we live in!

Which brings me to this lovely lady.  Say Hi! Olivia!

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