I think it’s so funny to think about the little memories that I cherish from my childhood. I remember sitting on my dad’s lap watching M*A*S*H. I am sure I had no idea why Klinger was dressing like a woman and that I didn’t even wonder. I remember browsing my parents’ 1984 encyclopedias and seeing a
We are in survival mode with money at the moment. This isn’t intended to be a “woe-is-me-crying-poverty” post. It’s just that I was unemployed for almost a year and we’re still recovering, plus we have had some medical things this past year and we are just in, well, survival mode. I think we are handling
This afternoon we are driving to New Hampshire to drop off our son at sleepaway camp for two weeks. This is his first experience at: a) at an overnight camp, and, b) away from us for more than a few days (and that was with grandma, who is a super fun, no-nag version of me).
We are typical parents of the new millennium – overscheduled, overbusy and constantly on the move. With the exception of the first few weeks of my kids’ lives, practically every weekend has been pre-scheduled with some activity – meetings, ballet classes, birthday parties, playdates, errands. Before kids, I would feel guilty if my weekends weren’t
Well, today is the last day of the school year! Summer vacation begins precisely at 12:45pm – sleeping in, unstructured days, trips to the pool and the beach, backyard exploring, roadside lemonade stands….woo-hoo!! Who am I kidding? I work. And because I work, “A” goes to camp – multiple weeks of camp, actually, that need
As a quasi-stay-at-home mom to a daughter who hates to nap, I spend a lot of my daytime hours occupying my little one. This summer, I’m looking forward to taking advantage of her mobility (she can explore on her own a bit!), comprehension (she has a certain understanding of what we are doing!) and age (she’s old
I believe this is an oft-described phenomenon, but I have been noticeably more lax in my approach to planning my second child’s first birthday. By “lax,” I mean that the afore-mentioned “planning” has consisted of me making a mental note every time I look at my calendar and remember that the baby is turning one,
Summer is in full swing, and as usual life is crazy! Parents of small children: does your summer mean wacky schedule changes for your family due to vacations, doctor visits, summer camp, etc.? If so, you may want to make note of this particular summer-time danger: little kids left in hot cars. Sadly, I could