Friday, January 31, 2014

Best Rants of 2013

I'm totally late on this! But here's the best stuff from 2013. The two fan favorites were:

Dinner with Judy (about eating dinner with a 4 year old who is so tried she's drunk) and
The Sweet Spot (about realizing my kids aren't little anymore, they're medium, and that's awesome).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Texts from Snowmaggedon

Note: I originally posted this on February 2, 2011, a few days after the ill-fated "Snowmaggedon" that took over the metro DC area. Given that the exact same scenario is playing out in Atlanta and all over the South right now, I thought it might be a good time to share it again. By the way, that night it took my husband 7 and a half hours to drive less than 20 miles. 

But I don't understand the question.

I don't write as much about my big kids these days, not because they aren't as awesome and ridiculous as ever, trust me they are. It's just that blogging about big kids can get weird. But I needed to share these conversations with you guys and my daughter 'Lina (age 10) gave her enthusiastic permission.

She is a wonderful girl but I will be honest with you and say that I have no idea how her brain works. I think it's because she's already a lot smarter than I am. Let this conversation serve as an example.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Several Sad Truths About Snow Day #7

I love snow days. I ADORE them, always have. But this year, we have had SEVEN days off from school due to inclement weather (snow, ice and extreme cold). On the day my children stayed home from school because it was too cold, I could almost hear my father in Maine snort derisively. Today is the third snow day in a row, immediately following MLK Day, making it a 6 day weekend. For five inches of snow. I find that to be snort-worthy myself.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hi there.

So I've been a complete failure at blogging for the past 2 months. I know this. I feel shame. This is me walking with sadness and forlornery in my heart when I think about you and how I've let you down.

I've gotten some really nice comments and emails from you guys wondering what's going on. Let me answer some of your questions.

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