Memorial Day Weekend

For Memorial Day, I took the girls to the mall where we bought M a dress for a bat mitzvah. Because I’m a #truepatriot. So, yes, okay: I felt a little guilty. Especially because I was listing off all sorts of parades on KidsOutAndAbout.com and talking about activities that you can do to enhance the … [Read more…]

Hiding the Mess

I forgot to tell you about the funniest part of Niska-Day! Okay, I’ve said that I invite people over to watch the parade, right? And we usually bring our outdoor table and chairs into the front yard so that people can snack on something breakfast-y: sometimes people bring muffins or donuts, and we have stuff, … [Read more…]

Niska-Day Fatigue

We pretty much exhausted ourselves this weekend. It was Niska-Day, aka the girls’ favorite holiday after Christmas. I’ve said before: I love the Niska-Day Parade. It’s such a terrific neighborhood celebration. We love seeing friends and the kids love running wild. I’m always full of neighborhood-love this time of year, with the flowers blooming and … [Read more…]

M’s Dream Comes True

I’ve updated the events page. I’ll also be on WNYT Newschannel 13’s Live at Noon today (Thursday) talking about weekend fun. In fact, I should probably be taking a shower right now. In a couple of minutes. I realizedĀ  yesterday that I’ve been posting so infrequently that we have a LOT to catch up on. … [Read more…]

Friendships

I think, sometimes, that I’m not very good at friendship. Part of this is circumstantial. We moved often enough as I was growing upĀ (preschool, 4th grade, 9th grade) that childhood friendships just didn’t stick. I remember that before that last move, I’d just settled into a group of girls I loved. I have this group … [Read more…]

Current Pastimes

Can you believe this streak of weather? Glorious! I took that picture from weather.com days ago, but once again I’ve been shuffling a blog post to the bottom of the To Do list. It’s amazing how often an afternoon that sounds like it’s going to easy gets overtaken by homework drama, household incidents, or various … [Read more…]