Category Archives: growing up

Adventures in Bebe(sitting)

Today is the last full day of just Bebe and I hanging out. Ever. Tomorrow is her very last day of preschool, and Brett has taken vacation days for the rest of the week. After that, the other kids are … Continue reading

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Unintentional Over-Scheduling

Contrary to many of my parenting peers, I do not fall into the ‘kids must play sports, participate in structured activities’ category. I grew up practicing gymnastics 25 hours a week during school (40 hours a week in the summer- … Continue reading

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Can’t Spell Manicure Without M-A-N

Last Thursday, on the drive home after picking up the kids at school, Jack asked me to paint his nails. To say I was surprised would be an understatement- he has been staunchly anti-nail polish since he was about 3 … Continue reading

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The Birds And The Bees

I am not a morning person. I am not on top of things mentally first thing in the morning, as I learned yesterday when Jack wanted to play 20 questions and I could even remember what I had asked. So … Continue reading

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Training Day

For over a year Beatrice has been in pull up diapers. We’ve sat on the potty, with zero success, countless times. Commitment has been minimal, interest almost non existent, and progress has been zero. But now we are coming to … Continue reading

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