Happy Thanksgiving! For the record, Cute W’s turkey was a triumph: Cooked in an hour and 45 minutes, the juiciest turkey I’ve ever eaten and scrumptious gravy. He so rocks. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and/or Thanksgivukah. Um, what else? Grandma and Grandpa took us to see Frozen yesterday (watch out–the official site … [Read more…]

Lazy Link Night

Too sleepy to write. The turkey appears to be thawed. Here are some links that I’ve been collecting. Do Try This At Home offers up 100 outdoor family adventures. H/T to Geekmom. Kristi had an ARA (“A reader asks”) on if expecting parents should hire a doula. Spoiler alert: hell yeah. All Over Albany’s crowd-sourced … [Read more…]


Do you remember my super-cool, core-toning stabilizer ball chair? The one that was a hand-me-down from my sister, who also recently gave me a lovely desk? Well. J was playing with a pencil. Why? There is no understanding this. I was still in bed (natch), and when I came downstairs that morning, she seemed extra-tense … [Read more…]

My Own Links to Share

M and I have been enjoying many of the same books. Tomorrow we’re going to go see Catching Fire with a bunch of her friends and their moms. Right now N’s reading Insurgent (the sequel to Divergent), and I’ve been waiting my turn as patiently as I can. But usually I read to the girls … [Read more…]

Thankfully, My Girls Are Beating The Odds

Perhaps you remember that I’m the proud owner of a resplendent new master bathroom? When we got past the rough stuff, like writing checks and demolishing the carpenter ant-infested wall, I was particularly excited about coming up with some cute plant for the top of our medicine cabinet. It was sort of out of the … [Read more…]

School Pictures

We’ve gotten this year’s school pictures for both girls. The best part of school pictures is updating the 8 x 10 frames on the mantel. Each frame contains a stack, a veritable history of children in school pictures. Once we get over admiring the newest offering, each daughter spends time exclaiming over her long-ago adorableness … [Read more…]

Lazy Links Night

Not up for writing, but I’ve got another pile of links for you. The TU On the Edge Blog had an ARA looking for Christmas activity recommendations. The idiots (their words, not mine) at You Idiot! took several for the team and tried and reviewed every cookie at Plum Dandy Cookies and Milk. Love these … [Read more…]

The Wonder Room

Yesterday I finally visited The Wonder Room. J signed up for their gingerbread-house-making session part of their Community Table Sampler series. They had plenty of fun supplies! In fact, they pretty much have plenty of fun supplies everywhere: the seasonal, the classics, the trendy. . . check, check, check. While J was crafting away, I was … [Read more…]

We’ve Already Acquired Our Turkey

Last Monday, M and I attended a book discussion program at the middle school. We hadn’t been there long when one of the mothers smiled at me and said, “I hear you’ll be getting a turkey on Friday.” Umm, what? I didn’t know what she was talking about. I was told that after school on … [Read more…]