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.