A Week in Review

Nov 20, 2014 by

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Ever have one of those OMG I can’t even think because if I do, my head will explode weeks?  Yeah… it’s been one of those over here in Mom Central.  All good things, lots of fun and happy woo woos, and all, but WOAH.  And it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.  Let’s just think about that for one hot minute.

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Here’s a little recap-  Me and my TV bestie, Carly, made a cameo on NBC Connecticut and showcased our crafts.  There was lots of Modge Podge.  We may have gotten a contact high between the Modge and the hot studio lights.  That’s cool, that’s cool.  There was some glitter involved.

I was strolling through Target- I swear I just went in to buy paper plates and squeeze fruit- which I did- and came out with these gems.  What? Too soon?

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You Never Forget Your First

Nov 13, 2014 by

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I’ll let you all in on a dirty little secret.  I was dreading the day that I would have to host a kid’s party at my house.  I can barely keep my ish together with my own two kids, let alone a pack of 10, plus their siblings, plus their parents, plus the usual family members that would be invited.  How the hell would I be able to entertain this crowd, make sure they are all fed, have appropriate beverages (WINE & BEER INCLUDED), play nicely, and oh, maybe avoid a trip to the ER??  Decorating and menu planning were the least of my worries.  It was the actual crowd of people to keep happy that drove my anxiety level to the moon.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy parties or planning them- quite the opposite- I LOVE parties! But kid parties? That’s like a whole new level of planning and prep.  There are days that I’ll drop Jake and Livvy off at preschool that leaves me with the fear of, OMG, these little children will be running around my house like a small pack of wolves in search of Jake & The Neverland Pirates figurines and cheese puffs to pillage.

Holiday Decorating… Working Mom Style

Nov 6, 2014 by

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What?  Too Soon?

Too soon for most, but maybe not for this CT Working Mom.  Look- before we’re about to get all judgy up in here (which, ahem… is something that we try NOT to do), let me explain myself.  Pre-Kid, I would spend an entire weekend decorating our house for Christmas.  Usually the week of Thanksgiving, I would start to take out the Annalees, the ceramic light brite tree, and the glass ball ornaments.  Then, after Thanksgiving, that tree would find itself in the bay window, all decked out and lit to the HILT.

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2 Kids Later, and Finally Wearing a Bikini

Oct 30, 2014 by

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**Photo by Jean Molodetz of I View Photography**

Do you remember this picture?  It’s from our first CT Working Moms accidentally-viral photo campaign.  I’m the mom second in from the right.  (hi!)  We encouraged moms everywhere to simply embrace their mom bodies, and just love themselves as much as they love everyone else.  It caught on fast, and ended up being a pretty big, OMG moment in the right direction for moms everywhere.

Just a few weeks ago we all got together again for our latest photo awareness campaign, and during our photo shoot, I began to reminisce with a few of my mom homegirls about how this, the original photo shoot, actually inspired me to purchase, and actually wear outside of my house, a bikini.  And, for the record, I did not have a single ounce of wine when I did so.  Yep.  It took having two children for this mom to get the confidence to wear a tiny bit of spandex, in my back yard, splashing around in a kiddie pool with my kids.  Doesn’t that just blow your mind?

The Best Pumpkin Cookies Ever.

Oct 23, 2014 by

Whoah, Wait- do not adjust your screen.  You really did see the title of this post as, “The Best Pumpkin Cookies Ever.”  And I’m being totally serious here. They literally ARE the best pumpkin cookies ever!  Let me rewind for a minute here.  When I was in law school, I was clerking with the Southern Connecticut Gas Company.  One October Friday of my internship, I decided to spice things up a bit, and bring a plate of homemade cookies into the legal department.  I knew they needed to be pumpkin, it was the height of the fall baking season, and they had to be easy, and quick- a 2L law student juggling classes and Moot Court brief writing is no easy task!  I did a quick internet search (to all of those old gals like myself, this was the pre-Pinterest era where we had to rely on the kindness of bloggers, the food network online, and whatever else came up in a Google search engine to find recipes).

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