A Pinterest-Worthy Family

A Pinterest-Worthy Family

Aug 20

A few years ago, someone gave Salem a cloth-bound, slip-cased edition of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! I had his preschool teacher sign it, and I plan to have all of his teachers inscribe the inside cover from now until he graduates from high school. Wouldn’t that be a special keepsake? Looks like I’m going to need an extra copy. Today is Mia’s first day...

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Aug 19

It’s a stay-indoors-and-listen-to-the-Beatles kind of day. {Image via J Schwartz...

Free Time

Free Time

Aug 14

What are you going to do with all that free time? This is the one question that everyone immediately asks me when I tell them that both of my children are going to school this year. “All that free time” really only amounts to about 15 kid-free hours a week. Nevertheless, that is more free time than I’ve had in the last five years. Why didn’t anyone ask me what I was going...

Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Aug 13

John Mayer’s new record comes out August 20th! After a long and successful day of potty-training Mia, I laid down on my bed in the dark last night and listened to a free pre-release streaming of Paradise Valley on iTunes. Suddenly, I was transported to a magical land far away from potty seats and princess panties. The sound reminds me of the Room For Squares/Heavier Things John that we all...

A Potty-Training Lament

A Potty-Training Lament

Aug 12

I have often wondered why I’ve put off potty training Mia this long. When I re-read this post from my potty-training days with Salem, I suddenly remembered why: I have to admit, when my mother sent me the book, Toilet Training in Less Than A Day, by Nathan H. Azrin and Richard M. Foxx, I promptly put it in the...

A Slice of Anger in the Pie of My Brain

A Slice of Anger in the Pie of My Brain

Aug 09

I didn’t say it, but I wish I did. This is one of many brilliant imageries used in Nora Ephron’s book, I Remember Nothing. I just finished it, and all I can say is only Nora can describe meatloaf in poetry. If you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, and you’ve struggled with either getting older and/or recovering from childhood,...

Gluten-Free Energy Balls

Gluten-Free Energy Balls

Aug 08

Gluten-Free Energy Balls 1 cup of gluten free oats 1 cup of toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips 1/2 cup of ground flax seed 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1/3 cup of honey Mix until all of the ingredients are blended well. Refrigerate batter for at least a 1/2 hour. Scoop the batter into balls. 1 ball= 97 calories Oh, these are definitely going in the lunch boxes. {Image via...

A Mother’s Back to School Prayer

A Mother’s Back to School Prayer

Aug 07

Dear God, please help me to always tell the difference between what requires muscle and what requires Mommy. Happy 1st Day of School! {image via Salsa...