Raising really little ones, I can deal with. Teaching middle schoolers, I can deal with. Jealous two and a half year olds who don’t take naps, don’t listen, and don’t play nicely, I’m not so sure. Usually I’m pretty confident that I’m at least OKAY as a parent, but today I’m really wondering if Little […]
Read More This Wasn’t in the Brochure
Jess has just welcomed her first little one into the world. If you have a minute, hop on over and give her some love!
Read More Welcome, Wee One
It didn’t bother me that since he was born everyone has marvelled at how much he resembles his father, Little Red and I had a bond that went deeper than looks. So what if he also has his father’s sleeping habits? I know he’s mine, too, and knew that someday he’d start showing me that […]
Read More There’s a Lot of Me in that Kid
I ventured down to the nearest outlet mall this morning, as Little Red is moving into 3Ts and I didn’t have any clothes for him! (And I felt like I needed some retail therapy. To most people retail therapy is dropping a few hundred dollars on the credit card from the mall, to me it […]
Read More It’s the Little Things
The only reason I physically enter a bank anymore is if I have a Canadian cheque, as everything else I can do online or at the ATM. Last week was one such time, and armed with an extra adult (my stepmother) I got in line. She took Little Red to the comfortable chairs and magically […]
Read More Deposit Drama
The chocolate is multiplying. It’s an organic, asexual specimen that is reproducing itself in my cupboard. After Easter I felt confident that when the holiday candy was over there’d be no more chocolate in the house and we could get back to eating well. (Un)fortunately, my in-laws came out and bought us a bag of […]
Read More Chocolate Desires
It started out as a short visit in the plans, but when we realized that both of our husbands would be away, my stepmum decided to make her visit down here 9 days long. She came down on Mother’s Day and left last night. She had said she didn’t know much about babies, but still […]
Read More The Expected and the Unexpected
I have company until mid-next week. I’ll be back after that with tales of fights at the bank and how cute my boys are, and my love/hate relationship with shopping. I am still trying to keep up on all of your blogs, but I may just have to stalk silently for a while.
Read More Absent One Week More
Shortly before Thanksgiving I kicked off the holiday giving season with a drastic haircut. I was so sick of my long, boring hair and so desperately in need of a cut that I threatened to my husband that if he could not get me out to Upland to visit our friends so that April could […]
Read More Give, oh Give Away
So, once again Los Angeles has the dubious honour of having the worst air in the country. The Gestapo are walking the streets. And the worst fire since 1961 is blazing in my backyard. Tell me again why I live here?
Read More The Land of Good and Plenty