Things My Kids Say

Yesterday, I was driving The Littles to the Children’s Museum, when I received a business-related phone call. Of course, THIS is the optimal time for the 2.5-year-old to decide he NEEDS my undivided attention. “Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom! Mom. Mom. MOM! MOM! MOMMY! MomMomMom! Mom.” When I was finally able to hang up, I attempted […]

Things My Kids Say

This morning, as I grabbed the lunch bag to pack for the 6.5-year-old’s lunch. Inside was the small container of four carrots… carrots still inside. I firmly reminded my son that, if I pack carrots, the carrots need to be eaten at lunch. “But mom, I didn’t have time!” “Okay,” I said, “Then please eat […]

humble pie

I make toffee for a living. …okay, maybe not quite for a living – more like for “fun” and I earn a little bit of “fun money” by doing it. Yes, I would love to one day wake up and realize that it is actually my sole income which allows me vast amounts of time […]

Soundtrack to Life

I seem to always have a song in my head. Always. yesterday, I woke up with Polka songs bouncing around. (“In Heaven There Is No Beer”)… (why?) Today, it’s this. (“I slept in last night’s clothes and tomorrow’s dreams”.) makes for an interesting day! What’s bouncing around your brain right now?

Wait, What?

Hey Howdy Hey, Blogosphere! it’s been awhile… it’s not you, it’s me…. I promise all sorts of fun here (i mean, look at the title, for starters) and then The Beckers continue to have all the fun and don’t post a single thing here. that’s just not fair, dear reader. and for that, I am […]


Boden walked up to me yesterday morning and said, “Mommy, Daddy farted me…” As I summoned up all the seriousness I could muster, I asked, “sweetie, what does ‘farted’ mean?” He explained, “it means when you are not nice and don’t listen.” Duly noted, Sweet Boden. Sadly, I think there are quite a few humans […]


there are two things that will make me say a word that I shouldn’t: Breaking a Nail Spilling Human Milk Both of those have happened today. (maybe it’s time to enact the Swear Jar!)