Chow Time…

Jul 20, 2015 by

If there is one thing in my parenting existence that gives me a ridiculous amount of stress, it is MEALTIMES. I.NEED.HELP.

I am the girl who went to college and lived my entire first year eating frozen yogurt and cold cereal…the dorm dining hall was my junkfood dream…I am a carb junkie. Last Wednesday, while my intentions were good, I left Subway without eating when I noticed that the sandwich lady sneezed on the case that held the bread. Rather than be bummed out, I was happy because it gave me an excuse to eat peanut M&Ms for lunch.

My eating habits suck.

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When Mommy Grows Up…

Jul 6, 2015 by

To me, they’re still babies. I see them struggle with something – opening a bottle, getting dressed, putting on their shoes – and my first reaction is to run to their rescue. When I walk into a store, I still walk straight to the BABY or TODDLER section; perhaps partially in denial over the fact that their clothing no longer has an “M”or “T” on the size tag, but that it’s either a straight-up number or set of letters (4/5 or XXS).

I still treat them like babies, giving them a little snuggle in the morning before pulling them out of bed; cradling my non-morning-person son in my arms, kissing his sweaty forehead, while his long gangly legs hang over my lap.

“You used to fit in my lap when you were little…” I tell him.

“When I was a baby?”

That question catches me off guard. I think: You’re still a baby.

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Following the Dream

Jun 22, 2015 by

A few weeks back, I participated in a community service event. The event paired members of the organization that I was in with kids in a poor local school district. Our mission was to clean up trash at a community park, plant flowers, and generally give these kids a chance to get away from the burdens of everyday life. I was paired up with a very sweet, happy and smart girl – all I knew about her going into the event was that she is 9 years old, has multiple siblings, and loves animals. From our discussion that day, it was clear that her family struggles financially and that the situation at home is probably not ideal.

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Birthday Party Blunders – pet peeves, etiquette, and no-nos

Jun 8, 2015 by

I have committed a major mommy faux-pas…I’m a wee bit embarrassed by it…

We’re in the height of birthday party season. As a mom of twins who are in the same social circles, I ALWAYS make it a point to check that the birthday invitation was intended for both children. I’m sensitive to the fact that it’s wrong to assume that just because my kids are twins, they’re both invited. I mean, I know that more kids at a party = more cost.

We recently received a birthday invitation for a bounce-house place… for some reason, I had a major brain-fart and forgot to check that the invite was for both kids, and just assumed that it was for both children. On the evite, I responded “YES, 2 children, 1 adult.”

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Dear Diary… #unfiltered

May 11, 2015 by

(This is my actual journal entry…(with some creating editing, of course!))

Dear Diary:

Is it a full moon today?

My weird day started when I overslept my first alarm at 4:15 and finally dragged my @ss out of bed in a panic when my backup alarm rang about an hour later. Thank goodness for backup alarms.

Lunch was a @#%^&! mess because I zoned out and didn’t pay attention to the fact that I overcooked the kids’ ravioli, resulting in ravioli goop instead of nice, individual pieces. I then realized that I had run out of “powder cheese” (parmesean) which meant that the kids would rather starve instead of eat lukewarm ravioli gloop. Mental note: must replace thermoses.

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