Kristine Castagnaro's Blog (46)

Will Love Myself for Food

So, I've been pretty good with doing my mirror affirmations lately. On Saturday morning, I decided to ask the girls if they wanted to join me. Simple request, right? Great way to bond with my girls, right? Excellent tool to provide them as a mother who cares about raising self-confident, fulfilled little kids, right?

Me: Hey girls. Mommy's going to do some…


Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 8, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

I Kill Innocent Creatures — And Then They Cry

The 53 stairs leading up to my house are a minefield of slimy, disgusting slugs. Every morning, without fail, I have to dodge, hop, skip, and weave my way down the stairs in an attempt to not step on one of the suckers. I always make sure I have some extra change on hand, though, just in case.  If I squish a slug, I can assure you I will not be the one who scrapes it off the bottom…


Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 7, 2012 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

You Gotta Respect the Whiners

My mother (that's her on the right, sandwiched between my husband and my brother-in-law) used to say that I was never happy unless I was complaining.  As a kid, I never understood what she was talking about. How could anyone think that my astute commentary on the current…

Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 6, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Strategically Ignoring My Children Since 2005...

It occurs to me that both of my girls, Mgazi, age 5 and Zaffron, age 7, ask me “why” multiple times a day. What I want to know is this:

Do I really have to answer?

I’ve been giving the whole matter some thought and I realize that my children’s questions usually fall under one of three categories.

Category 1: Technical…


Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 4, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

If She's Pretty, Then She's Not Me

Mgazi: Mommy! Mommy! Look at this picture I drew!


Me: What a good drawing, Mgazi. You are a talented…


Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 3, 2012 at 2:43am — No Comments

Mommy, Why Did You Crush My Fingers in the Car Door?

So, I accidentally shut the car door on Mgazi's fingers the other day. I am POSITIVE that she was more scared than hurt. Regardless, there was a lot of crying, comforting, and apologizing. She was crying. I was apologizing. She finally calmed down and…

Added by Kristine Castagnaro on October 3, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments



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