Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sometimes a Little Perfection Goes a Long, Long Way

You guys. I wish I could show you what my site is going to look like soon. I have always loved this design…the first one that Becca did. It has served me well, this theme. But now it’s time for something new. I’ll show you a teeny weeny little snippet…

Daddy Warbucks and Annie Were BIG FAT LIARS.

I just chased my garbage cans down the street. In my pajamas. It’s windy as hell in the Toronto nosebleeds today, and of course, it’s garbage day. And since we were away for a really, really long time we are using our extra garbage tags that we bought from the…

That Time I Felt Like Quoting Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

On the agenda for today: procure reasonably priced and reasonably attractive work clothing. Yes. On Monday, I am starting a new job that I am unreasonably excited about. (I am also unreasonably nervous to the point of pants-peeing, but let’s not focus on that right now.) As of late, I…

A Spoonful of Sugar…In Your Coffee?

We picked up our new nanny at 3pm. She got into the car and she was just as sweet as I remember her from the initial interview. The kids were all aflutter with stories and questions for her. I could barely get a word in edgewise. We pulled up the…

The Best Punishment.

The girls are hams by nature. Any time they do anything, it is accompanied by a “Mama, take my picture!” I’m not really even exaggerating here. “Look! I’m dancing! Mama, take my picture!” “Look, I’m getting my hair cut! Mama, take my picture!” “Look, I’m clipping my toenails…Mama, make sure…

Capes and Ponchos Are For Superheroes**

** They are also for The Three Musketeers, wizards, Red Riding Hood, and the Dread Pirate Roberts. Now, I know that many of you will disagree with me here and you will be all, “But Ali! Capes and ponchos are so convenient! They are so easy! Sometimes you are just…

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