Kun Hei Fat Choy!*

We’re headed to a party to celebrate the new year of the tiger-isn’t that a good idea?  We’re bringing takeout dumplings and two tangerines.  I got the tangerine idea from one of my favorite kids’ books, Children Just Like Me: Celebrations.  It tells about different holidays from around the world by profiling different kids.  We’ve … [Read more…]

Me & My Cheap Valentine’s Day

Thanks for showing me some love with the comments–free for you, yet priceless to me!  Anyway. . . I was walking through Target yesterday, and I stopped to look at the Valentine’s Day cards.  We generally craft something up at our house, but I know that the girls appreciate the finery of store-bought.   There were … [Read more…]

Where Can You Take That Cute Teensy Baby? Part 2

Last time I talked about teensy babies, I was urging those just-post-partum mommies to get out there and find their just-post-partum sisters.   And you should.  But there’s no need to limit yourself.  You can take that teensy baby almost anywhere. The summer after M was born, our first year in the Capital District after years … [Read more…]

Two Quick Updates: February Break & Snow

I’m getting the sense that people are starting to feel a little bit antsy about exactly what the heck they’re doing for February break, so I’m going to try to publish a list on that a little earlier than I’d originally planned–I’ll probably just try to compile the weekend events and the week events at … [Read more…]

Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

I love our neighborhood.  It’s not just that we can walk to schools and businesses or that the trees stretch over the streets to make those beautiful dappled-green tunnels in the summertime.  Although, you know, that’s all awesome.   It’s our freakishly wonderful neighbors. Would you believe that in the last month each of my next-door … [Read more…]

Nursery School & Dancing

I suddenly realized that I have our Nursery School Family Dinner and a Grown-Ups’ Potluck Dinner this Saturday.  I hunted down a babysitter that I haven’t used in over a year (not a reflection on her:  we literally don’t get out much), and she miraculously said yes without hesitation.  The two events overlap by half … [Read more…]

Free Burritos–quick!

Hot Harry’s on Union Street  is giving away free breakfast burritos this morning until 10 am.  They’re asking, instead, that you throw in a donation that will go to the City Mission of Schenectady’s Family Life Center. Go, eat, give.

Ssssshhhh. . . Library Secrets!

Okay, these aren’t really secrets.  Your local children’s librarian would be happy to tell you about the many programs that are offered, but when you get to the library, you’re too busy pulling books out of the toddler’s mouth or reminding an older child not to run or perhaps sneaking over to the adult shelves … [Read more…]