Posted in January 2012


– In the car last night, I said, “You know what, guys? I think my favorite part of this whole day was when we were dancing in the parking lot on the way into Toys ‘R Us.” Katie said, “Oh, that was awesome, Mama. I forgot about that. I think that was my favorite part … Continue reading

right on time – from hopeful parents

– Way back in November (is it just me or does November feel like a lifetime ago, seriously?) I wrote the following: As some of you may remember, I used to write once a month for a site called Hopeful Parents. I loved my time there.  I adore the site and everything that it stands for. … Continue reading

fix it

The emotional effects of anxiety may include “feelings of apprehension or dread, trouble concentrating, feeling tense or jumpy, anticipating the worst, irritability, restlessness, watching (and waiting) for signs (and occurrences) of danger, and, feeling like your mind’s gone blank” as well as “nightmares/bad dreams, obsessions about sensations, deja vu, a trapped in your mind feeling, … Continue reading

the stage is yours

The time has come, my friends. We’re taking this show to Washington. On January 31st, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (and can I just say, Oh my God, I LOVE her) and US Congressman John Larson (whom I don’t know, but since he’s doing this I’m going to say that I love him too) will host a … Continue reading

fighting fires

– Ed note: In the interest of making this more of a blog post than a book, I’ve cut it down significantly from its original form. Apologies to anybody out there who really likes a whole lot of extra words. September 2010 ~ I don’t know which of us is more nervous. OK, that’s crap. … Continue reading

a thousand more nights

Last night, long after putting the girls to bed, I went trolling through Facebook, looking to see what the people in my world were up to. Many were still celebrating the Patriot’s win. Some were railing against the hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich’s stand on .. well, everything, Some were posting various articles discussing and dissecting … Continue reading

dinner time

– It’s dinner time. I try to coax her into the kitchen. She takes a few steps, then bounces off an invisible wall. Have you ever seen a firefighter repelled by overwhelming heat? It may be invisible; but it’s impenetrable.  She reels backward into the office. I offer her my hand again. I promise to … Continue reading

12 things i learned on my weekend away

Fred the iguana – 1. Banana Malibu Coladas are just as yummy as they sound. 1.a And they make for a sort of awesome picture. – 2. Men make assumptions about women of a certain age (as in my certain age) who are sitting at a bar at a Caribbean resort with a girlfriend. 2.a … Continue reading