Monthly Archives: March 2011

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

We started off this whole parenting adventure with the idea that we would never, ever let our precious angel watch television. All the experts say it’s baaaaaaaaaad for baaaaaaaaabies, after all. And we will do nothing that is bad for … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling

We are on day 2 of getting a new roof. I love that we’re getting a new roof (thank you, State Farm!), but I must say it makes for tough nap time with five guys up there pounding and pulling … Continue reading

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Zoe turns 15 (Months, That Is)!

Zoe turns 15 months old this week. Crazy. What’s especially amazing to me is how much she has changed in that short time. I don’t notice it day-to-day, since I am always with her, but I look at pictures and … Continue reading

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Zoe’s First Words: ‘Someone Has Made a BAD Mistake.’

I took these pictures on one of those warm days last week when it seemed spring was here to stay. Zoe was so happy to be outside, hanging out on the deck and tottering around on the driveway at the … Continue reading

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Potty-Mouthed Baby/Great Gelato Groupon Today!

I frequently should have my mouth washed out with soap. I admit it. I blame my many happy years in a newsroom, where daily deadline pressures and frustrating interviews sometimes led to creative vocabulary choices. But I’m trying to be … Continue reading

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Parenting Mistakes

Dear new parents: Here’s a lesson. If your toddler decides to take a nap at 4 p.m. don’t decide to let her just keep sleeping all night when she doesn’t wake up on her own. Well you can if you … Continue reading

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Snotty-Nosed Girl

Zoe has had a runny nose now for about a week. When I say runny, I mean it’s like Carl Lewis on the Olympic track. It’s like Niagara Falls on a really rainy day. It’s like a white Bronco on … Continue reading

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Kaley the Wonder Dog Gets a Makeover

Kaley, our 12-year-old shih tzu, paid an overdue visit to the groomer’s Wednesday. Before: (This photo was taken three weeks ago. She was desperately overdue, I tell you.) After: Thank you Grooming By Charlene! You gave us a brand new … Continue reading

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Sick.

I am so sick that: My husband recorded me snoring the night before last to prove how loud I was. Embarrassing. My lips are all chapped from mouth breathing. Gross. I totally could pass for Darth Vader breathing while I’m … Continue reading

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Ukulele Baby

Mark plays the bass guitar for the Duke Sherman Band. He started playing guitar when he was five, and it’s important to him that Zoe has lots of opportunity to pick up the instrument. He started playing for her occasionally … Continue reading

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