It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Can we call this Karma?

The continuing adjustments to the new teen in the house.

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | Leave a comment

And over at MCMM

The travelling teen and the cell phone bill

July 10, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | , , | 3 Comments

Another grey hair…

“Hope you had a good holiday”, Candace said in the comments to the last post. I did, though not without at least one Moment. If you’d like to read about it, pop over to Mid-Century Moms and have a look!

July 3, 2009 Posted by | Canada, Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids, Ottawa, parenting | , , , | Leave a comment

Dustballs, beware!

I am sick!

(No, not really. Just officially. Shhhh…)

The husband leaves for work. His eyes scan the unnaturally quiet home, and widen in faux concern.

“What are you going to DO all day at home, all by yourself with no one to talk to? Want me to round up some small children to keep you company?”

He’s so funny.

In all honesty, I’m in the mood for housework, and experience has taught me that when that iron is hot, I’d best strike like crazy. SO MUCH gets done!!

So, with no tots here, and nothing more exciting than dustball-wrangling happening at Mary’s house, perhaps you’d like to pop over to Mid-Century Modern Moms and find out what Important Life Lessons the son is learning, a month into independent living.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | health and safety, Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | , , | Leave a comment

Maternal Pride and Massage Tables

mcmm-buttonYour baby lies on her back and blows bubbles at the world.
Awww. Isn’t that cuuuute?

Your baby rolls over!
Hey, honey! Look what our baby can DO!!!

Your baby claps his hands, takes her first steps, says his first word. Your toddler puts on her own shoes. And every time, your parental heart surges with love and pride. “Awww. Isn’t that so sweet? Look what my baby can do!!!”

You’re all familiar with that. Well, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t stop when the child is out of diapers, nor even when they’re out of school…

Pop over to Mid-Century Moms and see what’s been provoking Mary to ooooh and aaah this week.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | , , | 1 Comment

Another parenting milestone

I have three children. As of last weekend, only one of them lives at home. Mah baybees are growing up!

How does the redoubtable MaryP deal with a milestone of this significance? Pop over and see at MidCentury Modern Moms.

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids | 1 Comment

Hormones, Unlimited

749307_bombWhat happens when a teenage girl and a perimenopausal woman live in the same home?

Find out here.

March 6, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids, parenting, the dark side | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary did a (kinda) bad thing

I’m percolating a post on Tears and the Compassionate Parent (or something), which I plan to have up tomorrow. In the meantime, you can get your fix of Mary here, where I disclose how I inadvertantly maligned and harrassed my (in this case) undeserving son.

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids, parenting | Leave a comment

MIA, that’s me

Sorry I’ve been absent this week. I did, however, blog here, so if you’re missing your fix, hop over and have a read.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids, peer pressure | Leave a comment

Clothes make the Man

… which is why it’s important to shop on the correct side of the store.

February 6, 2009 Posted by | Mid-Century Modern Moms, my kids, Ottawa | , , , , | Leave a comment