Little Children

[rate 3.5] Little Children by Tom Perrotta I heard an interview with the author on the radio and I was interested in the premise of married thirtysomethings who find that their grown up life is not what they’d envisioned in their youth. During the interview they played a clip from the movie which stars Kate Winslet (sublime!) and Patrick Wilson […]

When the universe smiles at you…

God must have known I needed a break this week. This is just a sampling of my blessings. Class cancelled I stayed up all night making Halloween costumes for the girls on Tuesday night in a state of desperate anxiety to prove to the girls that Graduate School Mommy loves them as much Stay at Home Mommy (explanation reserved for […]

Fall Meme

From Allie: You Are Apple Cider Smooth and comforting. But downright nasty when cold. What Part of Fall Are You?

The musiceducation of the Mini’s

So today Minimike and I were running errands and she says, “Where’s the song, Mom?” which I guess means the radio. For a while last year my options were limited to public radio because Minimike insisted on lullaby music while we were out and about. Now that Mike does most of the driving there’s a new sheriff in town. In […]

Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch

This week we went to the Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch to pick out our pumpkins. The girls each got one they could carry and I got one for carving. They have a horse-drawn carriage that takes visitors across the highway to the pumpkin field where they have also have a 4-acre corn maze. The maze sounds like fun but we […]

Random Book Meme

Courtesy of Joel: Instructions: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 123. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions. 5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick […]


Minimike is trying to gaslight me. She is now ideologically opposed to potty training. I don’t know why but I blame Freud, which is a future topic. Underpants are SO last season. Training pants are the thing now. Even in the tub. We went for a week of bathing with swim pants on. At the end of the bath I […]

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