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The One Where My Car Got Towed (AKA Vacation Memories)

We just returned from a fabulous vacation in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This included plenty of relaxed family time at the ocean. And, on the ocean! We sailed, we whale watched, we walked the breakwater, we ferried across the Boston Harbor. We saw lighthouses and wildlife. We dined on seafood and ice cream. There wasn’t a moment […]

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The One Where I Found My Wicked Stepmother Wart

I find myself sympathizing with Cinderella’s wicked stepmother these days. Not in the “prevent the child from going to the ball” kind of way. But in the “how much more can I give with no thanks or appreciation” kind of way. The princess and I are now living with NBF. Things are going well. She […]

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The One Where I Don’t Eat Breakfast

I know, I know. It’s the most important meal of the day! That’s why I make sure my girls have a nice, healthy breakfast every morning before school. I just don’t eat with them. I’ve never been a breakfast person—I don’t like eggs, and I’m just not a morning person to begin with. I do […]

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The One Where We Don’t Trick or Treat

Here’s a little known fact about me: I hate trick or treating. I’m not morally opposed. I’m not concerned about health risks (well, aside from the bucket full of gluten-filled candy my girls can’t eat). I’m just not the least bit interested in trekking up & down the street in the cold to collect candy […]

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The One Where I – Gasp – Buy Halloween Costumes

Growing up, my mother made all our Halloween costumes. I was a camera while my brother went as a roll of film and my sister was a photograph—a creative set of costumes my mother made from a cardboard box, among other things. I was a witch (a costume my girls still wear)—3 times! And, I […]

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The One Where They Should Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Yes, yes, I know. I know it’s best to teach by example. But, I’m 33 years old and full of bad habits my girls shouldn’t imitate. Like, my deep love for Reese’s peanut butter shapes. Or, my total addiction to Sunkist’s orange soda. My nightly bubble bath? I’d gladly teach them that one, if only […]

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