Happy Mother’s Day!

Knuckleheads.

We have had a busy weekend! On Friday we celebrated my niece Emily’s 21st birthday- but not too late into the night, because we left the house at 5:30am the next morning for Cameron’s lacrosse tournament. Which his team won with ease- the championship game score was 10-1. Dave and I attended a work […]


    Belated Mother’s Day Love

    I’m late, because I spent the weekend out of town with my girls. Gabby was competing this weekend (she’s interesting: she won a ribbon, a medal, and a trophy- but none of those competitions are the ones she cares about, so she’s still disappointed), and so we made a girls’ weekend out of it. […]


      Mother’s Day Madness

      Here are some moments from my Mother’s Day weekend, for your amusement:

      Earlier in the week, Dave found what appeared to be my Mother’s Day gift from Gabby. Turns out, it was going to be my gift in 2013– when she hid it, and then forgot about it. So in addition to this year’s Gabby […]


        Mother’s Day

        Five kids who love their mama.

        My mom set the bar, like, stupid high in terms of how to parent effectively [side note: that seems like I’m backhandedly complimenting myself and my siblings]. I’ve already told you plenty of awesome stories about her– like how she has the highest pain tolerance of anyone […]


          Spa Services, and Another Thing

          You want to be me, but you can’t be me. (Also please note the trend-setting dried nail polish on my palm.)

          I spent the morning in Addie J’s classroom, at their Mother’s Day Spa. Addie has been vibrating with excitement for weeks, so needless to say it was extremely fun. She made me […]


            She’s Got Me There.

            GABBY: Mom!!!!

            JULIE: What??

            GABBY [shocked tone]: You didn’t put Irish Dance National Championships on the calendar!!!

            JULIE: Oh. Well, I might not feel like going that day.

            GABBY: Yes you will. Or Daddy will.

            JULIE: Daddy might not either. You might have to take the bus.

            GABBY: Mom, I know you’re coming.

            JULIE: […]


              Happy Mother’s Day!

              Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to everyone to whom it applies– especially my own mom, who continues to be an incredible mother to children of any age. I’ll never be her equal, but I’ll keep trying.

              I’ll leave you with this note from Gabby. Gabs, I don’t think my life would be this good […]


                The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

                This morning I was waiting for a man and his daughter to use the crosswalk. She was about the same age as Addie J, skipping happily along in a purple tracksuit; meanwhile her dad walked behind her, carrying a small pink bike. I smiled, because I’ve been there 1,000 times. It’s like Lucy and […]


                  Here’s Why the Kids Are Plotting My Demise:

                  So I made them clean up the first floor of our house while I took a shower this morning. That’s right: they were cleaning up ON SPRING BREAK. And each kid came upstairs at various points to ask me random, pointless, I’m-just-avoiding-cleaning-up questions, all of which I rebuffed. Then I came downstairs, saw them […]


                    Happy Mother’s Day!

                    These knuckleheads are my four favorite people in the world. I should be thanking them on Mother’s Day, not the other way around.

                    Now, I am the first to say that I’m not that big on holidays like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day or whatever. I know they love me. They don’t necessarily […]


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