Jul 222012
 
Gold Medal

Source: Microsoft Office Clip Art In the true Olympic spirit, I always remain hopeful of snagging the gold around here.  What would my “gold” be?  Being able to get ready for the day, completely ready for the day, all in the course of one morning.  I can usually at least get most of my personal
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Jul 212012
 
The Parenting Vernacular

When does parent-speak first develop?  In utero?  After birth?  Upon initial notions of conception?  I’m not  sure, but I know there is a whole boatload of ridiculous things I say on a daily basis that largely make no sense. Source: Microsoft Office Clip Art My sister works in a nursing home and told me the other
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Jul 192012
 
Nailing It

My nails looked this good forapproximately 1.5 seconds post-manicure Pass me the massage-y pedicure chair any day, but polish on my fingernails just isn’t worth it.  I am not one for manicures, as they usually chip within a matter of seconds of me leaving the nail salon. Then I heard about these gel manicures (I know, I’m
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Jul 182012
 
The Anatomy of a Morning

SourceIt does, oh it does, Hillary…but where is mine? It may be overwhelming to recap the entire a.m hours for those of you not currently rocking out the world of young kids, so let’s just start with the first 1 hr. and 36 minutes of my day. Crack of dawn:  Lying in bed, baby crying.
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Jul 172012
 
The Entourage

I’m not entirely sure when my son first became cool enough to merit his own entourage, but he clearly has one.  It may have started with the single stuffed 6″ Mickey Mouse that my sister gifted him with after a trip to Disney World.  As you can tell, his group of friends has grown, multiplied
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Jul 152012
 
Kids' Birthday Parties

Source If you have haven’t gathered this by now, I’m not a huge fan of kid birthday parties.  I am hosting a big one later today for my daughter.  In general, I eschew the modern day trend of hosting a travelling petting zoo/hiring a dancing princess clown/renting out Disney World for the day.  But my
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Jul 142012
 
Hangin' Poolside

At some point in the early summer, my son developed an irrational ginormous fear of any body of water.  Not talking lakes, rivers, or even a big pool here.  Instead, think baby pool or bathtub.  This obviously wasn’t going to fly; this Mom of the Year simply doesn’t have enough energy at the end of
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Jul 132012
 
Happy Birthday, Baby

Elyse, you are gorgeous.  You are sweet.  You are funny.  You are my precious, little 1 yr. old baby girl.  And NO ONE can rock that hat like you do. Happy birthday, baby

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