Monday, October 5, 2015

Therapy Fund

This is why you MUST try to make mom friends when you have a baby:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Toasted Graham Latte

Normally I like my coffee to taste like coffee. I don't do those drinks that are basically flavored steamed milk. I love smores though so Starbucks had my interest peaked with the words "toasted" and "graham". 

I did order it with an extra shot so I would get more coffee flavor but I have to say not s lot of the graham flavor came through. It was good but it just didn't scream "graham" to me. Though come to think of it what does graham really taste like.

On the upside that extra shot enabled me to do three loads of laundry, a load of dishes, make a few freezer dinners and walk the dog so I'll definitely be ordering again. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Am I the only one in the world who doesn't get on board with the pumpkin pie EVERYTHING craze this time of year????

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best Laid Plans

Is that the phrase? What does it even mean??

My last post was full of hubris. I was going to take a mommy vacation and I was going to make it good. 

Unfortunately nothing worked out as planned. My mom became very ill while she was here and was in and out of the hospital. She still isn't better and the doctors don't know why so it's been a frustrating, stressful and bizarre week. 

Complaining about errands that are still undone, a house that is still not clean, laundry that has piled up and a much anticipated hair appointment that was cancelled all seems ridiculous now. My mind instead races about how precious time with our loved ones is and a nagging reminder in my head that I haven't been to the doctor for myself since Eli was born. 

Moms - we need to take care of ourselves too. I'm guilty of downing that extra cup or two of coffee and pushing through a day or week until I literally run myself into the ground. 

I think tonight I will leave the dishes in the sink until morning and instead add an extra 20 minutes of rest or reading to my day. The dishes aren't going anywhere and I want to make sure I'm not either!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


My parents arrived for a 10 day stay. 10 glorious days of help with laundry, cooking, cleaning and childcare. I'm so happy I may cry. 

I don't get these times often (my parents live on the other side of the country) so I'm soaking up every minute of help I can.

NJhuaband gave me a spa gift card for my birthday I haven't used yet. I may just get myself cut, polished and massaged all day long. 


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Today I am Thankful for....

Today we are thankful for the existence of the poison control hotline. 

It's been a nail biter of a few days around here. Monday night Eli decided to have a "salad" and eat the leaves off my calla lily plant in our living room. 

After finding him munching them I promptly yelled to him to spit it out which of course led to him shoving a whole other leaf in his mouth. Toddlers. 

I quickly googled to see if it was a toxic plant and got confusing results so I decided a call to poison control was in order.

Poison control was stumped too so she put me on hold while she checked with the poison experts and 4 minutes later comes back with a "highly toxic" diagnosis. Apparently this plant is akin to eating fiberglass and irritates the throat and stomach. 

Thankfully he didn't eat enough to severely hurt himself. After a poison control ordered dinner of popcicles and milk, he was feeling better. He ended up with an itchy throat and was hoarse for a day or so. I suppose this is the first of many "Life with Boys" incidents I will have  throughout my life as a boy mom. Hopefully they all have as good of an outcome as this one. 

Send wine. Or Gin. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015


The 157 Republicans who want to run in 2016 are debating tonight. I like to consider myself an educated voter. I do my research and even though I am a registered Democrat, I always watch the debates and research the candidates from all party affiliations before making my choices. 

I just can't get myself geared up yet this year nationally. Normally I am all over politics, local, state, national, international, I love it all. There is a lot of local dissension happening where I live now. NJ husband's job prevents me from volunteering or donating unfortunately but I do pay attention and always cast an educated vote. 

I hope all the political parties can figure out their candidates and strategies before the election rolls around. Right now the election is feeling a little like audition tapes for Survivor: Washington DC. 

Actually that's not a bad idea. Let's send them all to an island and see who makes it back without the use of their private jet, GPS technology, political connections or military.