https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjvaMWKeBI TGIF! Drew's been going in to work at 4 AM all week and, after spending five days in a row doing the morning routine all by myself, which includes feeding and dressing a 4-year-old and a 4-month-old, as well as caring for two cats, and doing all the other morning chores that have to [...]
Happy Friday (the 13th)! I've had both kids home with me today since we have no sitter on Fridays for Joanie, and Jackson is sick. (Related: Since Jackson started going to school full-time in September, I have had a runny nose and itchy throat almost every single day while he, on the other hand, has [...]
On Fridays, I get Joanie to myself all day (well, I do from the time we drop off Jackson at school until we pick him up six hours later). She usually takes a humongous nap starting around 11 or 11:30, so I try to make the first few hours of the day with her really [...]
I've had a pretty difficult and exhausting week and am running on fumes right now, so here's a cute baby picture, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Friday from Springfield, Missouri, home of Cashew Chicken, Bass Pro, Brad Pitt, and also where my parents live. We're here for a few days visiting them and celebrating Jackson's 4th birthday, which is today. When I asked him a couple months ago what he thought he might want to do for his birthday, he [...]
Happy October, everyone! Here in the northeast, we got instant fall weather the second the calendar turned over yesterday, and I'm loving it. Time to bust out the pumpkin beer and cozy sweaters and my favorite ode to fall that I link to every year because it's just that awesome. Also every year, there's a [...]
Earlier this week, Joanie was in my lap screaming and it reminded me so much of a photo we have of Jackson making the same face (on the left) that I picked up my phone and snapped a photo of Joanie (on the right) for comparison. Same baby, right? Well, in some ways they're a [...]
The Photo Booth pics are from our first family outing to Coney Island last weekend (I'd taken both kids to Coney Island the week before, but Drew got to join us this time). We also took the kids to their first baseball game while we were there, but we left after three innings because it [...]
TGIATDW (Thank God it's a three-day weekend). That is all.
Jackson starts public school in TWELVE days! Twelve! In the meantime, with the exception of three mornings a week when Jackson is with his sitter, I'm juggling both kids on my own all day and all I want to say about that is it's a good thing I can drink again. But when Jackson starts [...]
Guys, look what happened to my teeny, tiny baby in the past six weeks! Her newborn days are half over, which means summer is also winding down. We didn't (and probably won't) go anywhere this year, but having a baby smack in the middle of summer is a good reason to stay put. And, of [...]
Happy Friday! My parents arrived in Brooklyn last night to meet Joanie and visit us for a few days. My best friend is also in town with his boyfriend to see Broadway shows and meet Joanie and visit us, too, so it will be a packed weekend. What are you up to?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I_T3XvzPaM New York City has been offering up its traditional late-July weather this week, ranging from miserably hot to horrendously humid, and every time I've left the house my clothes have been sticking to me within minutes. I finally had to start toting Joanie around in a stroller instead of strapped around me in the [...]
Today is my sixth wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary, Drew! Six years have come and gone so fast; it truly feels like a few months ago we were tying the knot and now look at us, two kids and lots of gray hair (Drew) later. Our friend Mary babysat for us last night — our first [...]
Drew, Jackson, Joanie, and I just got back from our big day out (the first time the four of us have ventured farther than the farmers' market half a mile away and we actually only went about a mile farther than that, but still pretty good with a 10-day-old in tow). I was so immobile [...]