Recently I went back to my hometown for a few days to visit friends and revisit my childhood. One night for dinner my friend suggested that we eat at her favorite Continue
Indian restaurant. I had to admit
I had never eaten Indian food before, but I was up for anything. My 11 year old wasn’t very thrilled,
but she recently discovered she liked guacamole, so Indian couldn’t be that
different. Was she ever in for a
Added by Lanita Moss on March 23, 2010 at 2:58pm —
Over my daughter’s spring break I decided to take her on a road trip, not to the beach, nor skiing in the mountains, but back to my hometown. I grew up in a small Continue
farming community in east-central Illinois.yes""> Look Tolono up on a map, you might find it just south of
Champaign. It is a 7-hour drive,
so Elle and I packed up Sarge and headed east.yes""> We had ample tunes and conversation to keep us awake and
alert for the…
Added by Lanita Moss on March 22, 2010 at 7:15pm —
Are you like me and have a favorite coffee cup? I have a few that rank in order of my fondness for them. Our coffee mug shelf is made up of a mish-mash of different cups. There is a set of matching mugs with roosters painted on them, but they rank far down on my Fondness List. And then there are mugs that have different purposes. Some mugs are used for tea,… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on March 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
I’m not like most mothers…or so I thought. I don’t particularly care to read to my kids at night (I end up wanting to go to sleep), I hated bath time (even with a book and a glass of wine) and enrolling my kids in endless activities and chauffeuring them around seems like utter torture. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children, but a lot of the… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on March 15, 2010 at 10:15am —
My husband and I fold laundry together. It’s one of the only chores we can share and still enjoy each other’s company, not only because it’s the only household job that neither of us has passively and purposely fumbled to get out of, but because we joke around a lot while we’re folding, like we just met.
The conversation is also mixed with nostalgia.
“When did our baby start wearing size 12 jeans?” We hold the boys’ pants up to ourselves and observe how close they are to… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on March 11, 2010 at 11:26am —
1. That a 2 year old is perfectly capable of dead bolting the front door (this I learned when left stranded outside after getting the mail, in sub-zero temperatures with no jacket on). Also that it would take 20 minutes to talk said 2 year old through reversing the process and unlocking the door (accompanied with lots of tears and cries of "I can't do it!")… Continue
Added by Aging Mommy on March 9, 2010 at 9:47pm —
Kendall, Cybella, Mark Allen, Camryn , Mya, Deshawn, Jacob, Irvin V, Gilbert III, Jordan, Adain, Christian, Gabrielle and Taylor. Continue
The above list is not the class roster for my child’s pre-k class… nope it is a list of cousins that were born after my oldest chilld. All of these children are related to my girls, not good friends, but blood cousins. I will not even mention the five or six cousins that came before her.
Added by Sleepless on February 26, 2010 at 5:10pm —
Hmm, time for Not Me! Monday. You want honesty? You got it! My next New York City Moms blog article was not overdue. I finally finished it this morning and it’s in the cue. I’ll let you know when it gets published. It’s called “Natural Birth, Duggar Style.” I do not still owe someone a book review, have to watch a video about breastfeeding and write the review, and manage 1781… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 8, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I consider myself an expert in the field of Non-Verbal Communication. My husband is an engineer, which is to say he has a PhD in Non-Verbal Communication. He was on the Dean’s list when I met him. He flourished under the tutelage of a blue collar step-father, a man of few words: “Who left the milk out?” and “I’m going out.”
I am psychic. I can read my mind. I think everyone else should be able to, too. Especially if we’ve spent more than an hour trauma bonding. Or if we’ve been… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on February 8, 2010 at 8:09am —
I did not walk into the library today with the intention of playing head games with the brittle-boned, fastidious, In-Rules-We-Trust librarian. But she, and her rule fixation, drove me to it. Two polar opposites come together and you get this sort of chemical reaction.
She is eyeing me in my sweats and frizzy curls. I am eyeing her beige, ironed…is that a Dorothy Hamill haircut? I almost say it out loud. The way I would shout with excitement: Is that an original Spyrograph?!!! if I… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on February 1, 2010 at 2:44pm —
Ok, Ladies its Tuesday and ,as I said, today is the day we can all vent "anonymously" if preferred, and get everything off our minds..without judgement:)I will start the ball rolling:
Is it wrong that sometimes I wish I was brave enough to dose my kids with ibuprofin, so they would go to sleep at a reasonable hour without me having to lay down with them?
Sometimes, I really miss my life before I was married or had kids, so much so that I fantasize about who I used to be:)LOL
Added by Deborah A Cruz-Beck on January 26, 2010 at 8:10am —
ven though I told myself I would never ever do this on a weekend, I found myself, yet again, in the crowded grocery store on Sunday. I needed to go up the bread aisle and there was a man coming my way, pushing a cart. He looked like he wasn’t used to grocery shopping or pushing a cart, or being anyplace, really, other than a golf course or a leather couch, smoking a cigar and dusting off his reading glasses with an Egyptian linen handkerchief that has his initials embroidered on the diagonal of… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on December 15, 2009 at 7:39am —
Added by Amy Musing on December 11, 2009 at 10:27am —
Added by Amy Musing on December 8, 2009 at 11:41am —
I have wonderful things to say about breastfeeding. In fact here are my top 5 reasons why I like breast feeding
•It lets you bond with your child
•It is cheaper than formula
•You give your child the antibodies they need
•It is the perfect food for your child
•It helps you lose the baby weight
You see … nothing but great things to say. Of course my sister in law holds the record … between her two children she has been nursing for 5 years… Continue
Added by Sleepless on November 25, 2009 at 10:00am —
In the neighborhood I moved to my second year out of college, a sublet was easier to find than a studio apartment. I sat in a diner booth and circled classifieds in the “room for rent” column of The Ann Arbor News, called each number and was able to line up four apartments in one afternoon. All of which were in walking distance to the ad agency where I’d begin work in one week. I still had to drive three states away to get my furniture and drive it back in a U-Haul. That didn’t leave much… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 10, 2009 at 9:56am —
Have you heard about the woman who's going to give birth live on the internet? That's right, according to Boston.com, Lynsee (that's two "E's"), a 23 year-old teacher from Minneapolis, is going to bring forth her 1st child live on camera for the whole world to see.
Am I shocked? Not really. Grossed out a bit, but not shocked. She's going to famous. Really, really famous...for like half a day...maybe longer if she goes for the Petocin. Now who doesn't want that?
Added by Sarah Maizes on November 6, 2009 at 1:34am —
My husband took our 9-year old clothes shopping. It seems Vincent cannot sit in his size 10 jeans anymore without the top snap popping open. I would have thought the time to shop for the next size up would have been weeks ago, when overnight all his jeans turned into capris. Judging by their purchases, it seems my husband is no better at shopping with Vincent than I am. Had I known they were going to combine their trip to the flying field with clothes shopping, I would have prepped my husband.… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 2, 2009 at 8:48am —
I put the kibosh on the unlimited Halloween candy fest the day after beggar’s night. The boys gorged for one glorious day.
“Gorge!! Are you serious??” my 13-year old protests as he reads over my shoulder. “I had one Butterfinger on beggar’s night! The next morning, as soon as we woke up, you told us we could only have two pieces.”
I think it was the way I announced how the candy would be rationed that was most annoying. In a strained accent, as if I were a professor at the… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 1, 2009 at 7:45am —
I tried not to swear in front of my oldest son well into elementary school, out of fear he would repeat it and I’d get the evil eye from all the good mothers, who said things like “golly” and “oopsy daisy” when they gouged their skulls in the corner of their kitchen cabinet, or slammed their hand in their car door in the school parking lot. But James would never repeat a bad word. He just knew. Vincent, however, is a parrot. Nothing can be said around Vincent that you don’t want repeated. He… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on October 20, 2009 at 8:13pm —