Good Versus Evil Through Toddler Eyes

My Sofia loves The Little Einsteins. While right now her favorite episode is “The Great Schubert’s Guessing Game”, she is also a big fan of “Brothers and Sisters to the Rescue”; a kinder version of Hansel and Gretel.

I find it interesting how much we try to protect our children from the old fables [...]

Round And Round

When I was a kid one of my all time favorite things to do was go to the amusement park. I say “the”, because back then the only one we went to was Rocky Point. It was just in the next town over, and we went every year…multiple times at that. And I was [...]

Dream a little dream.

Anyone who knows me well is aware that all my life I have had the most vivid, detailed, and often alarming dreams. In my youth I kept a dream diary but stopped after it was becoming more and more clear to me that my subconscious is one that should perhaps, well, stay there. My husband’s [...]

Anybody got a clothes pin?

Something is rotten in the state of Putnam.

It started off as a rather easy going Tuesday morning. The kids went to Ellie’s for the day, and Sofia was very excited (and therefore cooperative) at the promise of an afternoon in the kiddie pool. I actually remembered to pack and take my lunch, put on [...]

I shall call him….Mini Me.

I’m keeping this one short because I am exhausted to tears. The long weekend hath done me in.

Upon review of my previous posts I came to realize that the baby hasn’t gotten much play. This may simply be because he doesn’t spend any of his days trying to find ways to tick [...]


A few days ago I found Sofia leaning over her crib rail in gymnast fashion, and I knew it was time. Yesterday Tony disassembled her crib, and Sofia now has a newly reconfigured day bed, a.k.a. big girl bed. We took a very excited Sofia and Dominic upstairs to see her new bed. As [...]

Happy Independence Day!

Today is Independence Day, and I had been really looking forward to celebrating our county’s break from the British Crown by playing 18 holes. Ellie was kind enough to give me and Tony the day off, and our friends Erin and Smitty were so game that they booked the tee time before we had even [...]

Hell In A Hand Basket

“You people don’t celebrate your faith, you mourn it.” –Dogma

I’m hoping not to turn away any potential readers here, because I do respect all faiths and walks of life. But I have been struggling with something that began irking me the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first child, and [...]

One Crazy Morning

“They never tell you how hard it is.”- Waitress

I knew I was in for a bad morning quite early on. I was already running late. As I frantically ironed my work outfit I could hear Sofia through the monitor. Instead of hearing songs and playing coming from her crib upon her waking, I [...]

A Nap-Free Meltdown

I work full time. It’s a necessity based on our lifestyle, so it is a financial choice, yet I’m convinced I’m also meant to work. My kids really do not know any differently. My 34 month old (am I still allowed to use months?) accepts it as part of her every day life, and [...]