“Don’t blink”

One of the things that has always bothered me about parenting is that weird pressure to love every second of every day. “Don’t blink!” say parents of older kids. “Some day you’ll look back and wish you could do this again!” they admonish; if a parent dares to complain about some parental chore, another parent […]


    Happy birthday, Sniffy!

    I was really lucky, growing up. I had one of everything: an older sister, an older brother, a younger sister, AND a younger brother. I know that my siblings and I, and my mom, are always there for each other. I know that-  like it or not- I will never have to go through […]


      Et tu, Guinness?

      They’re probably all about to start sneezing.

      Okay, when I was a kid I did not have allergies, except to cats. As an adult I do not have allergies, except to cats. Then I married Dave, who- for all his physical strength and toughness- is a total Milhouse in terms of seasonal allergies. Which […]


        I am so easily grossed out.

        This is just a note that I saw that article which is currently making the rounds, about Asian beetles (otherwise known as “those orange ladybugs”) infesting the roof of a dog’s mouth– and then I had nightmares all night and am now about 16% convinced that they’re also embedded in the heel of my […]


          Sixteen Things About Cam

          I didn’t know whether I was having a boy or a girl when I was pregnant with Cameron- but with all my heart I was hoping for a boy. I think it’s because I wanted this boy- this handsome, strong, determined kid who makes our house livelier, happier, and has draped the place in […]


            Know what I like about having kids?

            Image courtesy of Brandy Walsh Photography. www.brandywalshphotography.com

            Thanks to the kids, there are so many things in our lives that Dave and I would never have had on our own. This month in particular it’s Irish dance shows for St. Patrick’s Day. You know how it’s fun to watch your kids do something they […]


              Mardi Gras!!!

              UPDATE: I believe I have fixed that awful issue where none of you could see the pics. Let me know if you are still having trouble.

              We had a great trip this year. On the way home, Dave and I agreed it was one of our best ever. Once again, some photos for you:

               

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                Happy Valentine’s Day!

                Happy Valentine’s Day, Davey. Thanks for the following things, among others:

                Still thinking my jokes are funny. Making me breakfast every single morning. That cute way you chew your gum when you’re focused on something. Making yourself into a lacrosse guy from the ground up, in service of your son. Getting up last night to […]


                  Mattress update, update

                  Remember the new mattress? The one that came in a box? Dave and I have been giving that thing a chance ever since it showed up and slowly decompressed…. to a rather disappointing depth. Several of you sent me messages that the foam mattress would feel very different, and warned me that it might […]


                    We’re all weirdos.

                    I was just having a conversation about weird aversions that people have. I’m a treasure trove of germophobia- particularly surrounding food- and I’m famous for it which is embarrassing. I’m not proud of these aversions and it’s embarrassing to be at a party and have someone say, “Oh, try this- it’s so good!” And […]


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