These Kids Today and Their Movies

Hubs decided the other day to treat the Babes to a matinée. He announced that they’d be going to see The BoxTrolls to which I replied, “The what? What movie is that?” Now let me be clear, this is in no way a derisive commentary on this particular movie. I have not seen it and […]

The Family Dinner Round Table

I did not grow up in a family that sat at the table and ate dinner together daily. I don’t know that there was any particular reason; it just wasn’t something that we did. And yet we are still very close with only the same reasonable level of dysfunction as any other family. So I’ll be […]

Our Weekend

Dear Lila and Matthew, You Babes had a full and fun-filled weekend, starting with our regular Friday night ritual of popcorn and a family movie (this time it was The Muppet Christmas Carol.) Early Saturday morning we had breakfast with Daddy and then you hit the road with Mommy to ride to her hometown an […]

To My Baby Girl/Big Girl on Her 5th Birthday

Dear Lilabeans (aka My Lil’ Puddn Pop) It was this exact time 5 years ago, at 7:04 pm, that you came into the world and made me into a mother. Barely six pounds, so tiny and scrawny, and a terrible feeder and sleeper, you were just so unbelievably clingy and…needy, as I suppose all babies […]

Things We’ve Tried This Week

The Cookie Edition In my quest for a healthy cookie I’ve sadly come to the stark realization that there really is no such thing as a healthy cookie. At least not in the sense that there’s a cookie out there that can claim to be good for you. But the good news is that there […]