Monthly Archives: December 2015

This Year, Next Year

Wow, there are so many collages on Instagram right now! is actually a real thought that went through my head before I realized that it was because there was a hashtag — #2015bestnine — and a website that threw together a person’s top 9 most-liked photos of 2015. Since I like to be…

Isabella VS The Sleepover

Oh parenting. What an adventure full of twists and turns. Last night at 11pm, instead of eating gummy bears, watching Jane The Virgin and editing photos, during the very blustery sideways-snowing, first snowstorm of the season, I drove to pick up a pajama-d and teary-eyed Isabella from a sleepover. Her…

The Non-Working Fail

A funny thing happened when I decided to take a staycation this year. Each mid-December for as long I can remember, I have gotten on a plane, Atlanta-bound for two fun-filled weeks of food, family, friends, and, of course, copious amounts of Target. This year, due to some scheduling things…

Like Claire Danes in 2016

Sometimes I learn important life lessons in the unlikeliest of places. For example, I have learned that you really need to understand how to translate menus or else you will find yourself in Paris eating brains. Thanks, Donna Martin. And I have learned that you can be small and mighty…

Divisible.

So, here’s a thing that happened. Isabella brought home a 2/10 on a math test. I was surprised. She was surprised. We were all surprised.   “I really thought I knew how to do long division, Mama,” she cried. “I really did.” And so did I. She was doing pretty…

When I’m Not Octopusing

Recently, a friend said, with what I think was not a hint of irony or sarcasm: You’re basically like an octopus.  It’s a compliment, right? It’s totally a compliment — it means my eight tentacles and I are constantly able to do a lot of stuff.   Right? {Want to…

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