I’m mad as hell…


Personal

I have hips. I like them, actually. I’ve always had them – smaller waist, obvious hips. They’re good for carrying a baby on, that’s for sure. I’ve never minded my body shape particularly. I’m tall, I have hips, I have a defined waist, I have a nice neckline and, as my grandmother used to tell […]

June 30, 2011

Crying and screaming


Parenting

When our little one was very little, she was an excellent sleeper. She sleep for four or five hours at night, waking for a bottle and a change and then sleep until morning. She slept on a pretty clear schedule all day. She was easy. Then she started to get bigger, and suddenly we were […]

June 29, 2011

Elmo


Parenting, Personal

I hate Elmo. He yells and he refers to himself in the third person and he enunciation and grammar are terrible. Hate him. Joe feels the same way and we were determined that our daughter would be a Grover lover. She would know the ways of Bert and Ernie. She would be raised on classic […]

June 29, 2011

Once more with feeling


Personal

I was listening to the new Simple Plan album the other day (Joe just cringed). I was in the kitchen, dealing with our buys from the farmer’s market and the kid was playing games on the iPad. Joe was taking a nap or I never would have put on my music like that. (There are […]

June 26, 2011

Love of all kinds


Parenting, Personal

I’ve been feeling many things lately – tired mostly, but thoughtful, and anxious and quite often teary. Always, seemingly, on the verge of tears but never quite able to express why or get the emotions out. And then today, quite surprisingly and all of a sudden, the floodgates opened at M’s last swimming lesson, after […]

June 25, 2011

Things I wish I knew


Parenting, Personal

I watch 16 and Pregnant a lot. I started watching it when I was pregnant, when most people watch A Baby Story or Birth Stories or whatever else makes them feel better about the human being they’re growing. While I was watching 16 and Pregnant, and watching my own belly grow, I also watched The […]

June 23, 2011

Too much


Parenting, Personal

I worked an election campaign: 37 days of hard work, stress, long days, and always thinking. When the campaign was over, my mom came to visit and I toured her around the city trying  to keep us all occupied, trying to make up for the time I missed with my daughter during those 37 days, […]

June 22, 2011

Fun Times


Parenting

We’ve always known that we wanted to involve M in activities – because I didn’t play any sports or take many lessons and Joe did. He has music and sports as an adult where I had to search for things to occupy my hands, mind and time. So far we’ve had M enrolled in swimming, […]

June 21, 2011

My girl


Parenting, Personal

This morning the kid woke up at 5:30. I got up with her and we got ready for the morning together – brushed our hair, brushed our teeth, got dressed and woke Daddy up. When I put her down on the change table and started changing her diaper and getting her dressed she kicked her […]

June 21, 2011

Can’t Buy Me Love


Personal

After I decided to start this little blog feature about the money each week that I don’t spend, I went on a little book binge. I bought a few new books for the kid and a couple for me. It has been painful for me that my reaction to dealing with my debt level, or […]

June 14, 2011