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Nate started it

Being the mother of three children, I spent a lot of my time pretending to be a detective.  After a child-on-child altercation took place, the requisite “So-in-So started it” would be hurled into the air.  Then it would be my job to determine if this was true or if “so-in-so” was getting hung out to […]

Slick as Slate

For my nephew’s Nate’s wedding I decided to buy the first pair of high heels I have bought since Jessica was 3 years old and I had my first bought with back trouble (that would be 20 years ago if anyone wants to parse out the mathematics).   I purchased a pair of cute black wedges […]

Get us to the Church on Time

After picking my daughter, Christi up from the airport we were sitting in Bar Louis having a late lunch when I got a text from Nate—“don’t forget rehearsal at the church at 5pm.”  I knew my son, Matt was in the wedding party but why would he be texting me that unless it was just a […]

Don’t Embarrass Me

When my kids were little, there was a constant mantra in our house—Don’t Embarrass Me.  Mind your manners when you go to school, your friend’s house, out in public, because you don’t know who you will run into who will know that you are my child, and I don’t want your behavior to embarrass me.  […]

Bird Attack

Our favorite thing to do when we are in Florida is to eat at restaurants that have outside seating looking out over the water.  One hazard of eating alfresco is that you run the risk that at any second your dining experience can be interrupted by the dreaded sea gull.  Sea gulls are a tourist’s […]

Tropical Depression

Suitcase, check.  Last look under the bed, check.   I stood by the airport aquarium and pretended to carry on a conversation with a beautiful blue dory fish until our little Stephie turned the corner at the security gate.  With one last wave she rounded the corner and was off on her first solo flight to […]

Sleeping Triple in a Single Bed

Before I met David I made a wish upon a falling star.  Please let me find a man that would adore me.  Sometimes I think I should have put a few qualifiers on that wish.  We are spending a few weeks in Florida at my in-laws condo. The first week, our niece Stephie, who just […]

Baby Fat Rebellion

As my baby fat careens towards its 29th birthday it has decided to stage a rebellion against the waistband of my pants.  Being a product of the Olivia Newton John “Grease” Era of painted on pants that came decades before we were to learn that camels had toes that were to be watched for in […]

Cellulite My Rear End

Standing in the dressing room at Marshall’s the other day I tried on the cutest little top.  Looking into the dressing room mirror I was horrified to see that the stark florescent lights illuminated a small patch of dimpled skin on both of my biceps.   Years ago, I decided to accept gracefully the cellulite that […]

Ice Cream Envy

Kae’s brain is best if not left unoccupied.  On our recent 9 hour trip to Chicago, I was relegated to the back seat so that my father-in-law could act as co-pilot.  This effectively thwarted any of David’s and my usual philosophical debates of life, liberty and the pursuits of happiness we always partake in on […]