Monthly Archives: April 2014

There’s No Cottage Cheese In Lasagna!

The internet yelled at me this week. For hiding cottage cheese in my lasagna. Interestingly, they didn’t yell at me for lying to my son about a food he’s afraid of—”there’s no, none, nada cottage cheese in there NOW EAT YOUR DINNER!” The thing, though, is this. All three of…

Life Goal: Do Not Be Betty Draper Francis

Last night’s Mad Men was awwwwwkard. I can’t even possibly count on my fingers and my toes how many times I cringed and squirmed for poor Don Draper as he sat in the offices of SC&P. But the funny thing is, as far as the stickiness of the episode {that’s a…

If You Don’t Like A Little Bragging, You Best Be Moving Along

Click. “It’s probably illegal what you’re doing Mama, ” he whispered to me. “It’s okay, baby. Sometimes when you are a proud mama bear, it’s okay to bend the rules a wee bit.” Click.  “I really hope you don’t get arrested. That would really spoil Emily’s night. Also, we wouldn’t…

Worth The Splurge/Not Worth The Splurge

One of two things happen every time I buy sunglasses. The first is that they get stolen—by a certain 13-year-old who often sneakily makes off with my shirts and leggings and everything I shrink in the laundry. The second thing is that I hear that familiar sound of a child-size…

On Losing Keys, The United States Postal Service, and Doll Models

We had a mostly uneventful drive home from Virginia. Mostly we discussed all of the stops we usually make (Read: bribes) that we couldn’t make along the way because of Passover. Ice cream? Nope. Doughnuts? No. Boxes of cookie crisp at our usual Target detour? No can do-sville. “But what can…

Crumby Holiday: It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

There are just so many matzah crumbs in my life right now. My children, who normally eat on a fairly normal schedule (it’s best we don’t talk about the drinking, because I swear to god, my kids drink water like fish—all the livelong day)(Do fish even drink water excessively?), are…

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