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...