Teaching your kids to appreciate art: my trip to RISD museum with my daughter

It looks like I might finally have a cool story to tell about my daughter. I have looked at my daughter, and scratched my head because, like, whose child is she, really?  Can't be mine.  She so athletic and grippy, like I never was and never will be.  And she is all about the pink … Continue reading Teaching your kids to appreciate art: my trip to RISD museum with my daughter

Mommy guilt: the struggle is real

One of the first things I did when I got a job that paid money was hire a cleaning lady.  It was a given that I would, since I hate housework, and am no good at it.  I actually suck pretty hard at it. As time went on, I outsourced more and more stuff.  Some … Continue reading Mommy guilt: the struggle is real

8 Dinner hacks for the working family who comes home hungry

It’s pretty much widely accepted that when you’ve got two busy parents who work, getting dinner on the table frequently gets hairy.  I try to be that mom and prepare a week’s worth of meals on a Sunday, but... ok, I’m straight up lying; I think I did that once.  The bottom line is, on any given … Continue reading 8 Dinner hacks for the working family who comes home hungry

8 ways 2nd born kids get shafted

Why do second kids gets so shafted? (She asks, as she's writing this post instead of rushing to pick up 2nd child from daycare... :-/ don't judge me)  Or mine did, at least.  It must be because they're old news, right?  You've done it once, you've done a million times. I got home really really … Continue reading 8 ways 2nd born kids get shafted

7 going on 37: my baby boy gets surgery

  "Mommy," my six-year-old says to me as he stands over the toilet. "There is a big bubble on my penis." "Heh?" I say. "A big what on your what now?" "A bubble.  On my penis" So I go over to take a look, and am astounded to find what looks like an adult sized … Continue reading 7 going on 37: my baby boy gets surgery

Dumb things people say to pregnant women

  I remember being pregnant for the first time...  The anticipation, the joy... the hemorrhoids... Just kidding.  Or am I.  But even if I had had hemorrhoids, hypothetically speaking, they would not be as annoying as all the weirdass attention you get as a pregnant lady.  I liked it at first, up until about twenty … Continue reading Dumb things people say to pregnant women