Monday, March 25, 2013

A Good Nose

Dear Readers,

Muffin has a terrible cold and we are using for the second time the ever-crazy looking NoseFrida.  I myself thought it looked like crazy/Hippie/mom-sacrificing-everything-for-baby nonsense until my friend Crystal told me she loved hers.  This gave me pause.  Crystal is not crazy, nor is she a Hippie.  And as a mother of twins, she's by default no-nonsense.  So I figured - why not try it?

I picked mine up at Whole Foods (see also WalMart, and low and behold it works much better than the bulb or the electronic thingy (which could be a user error, but whatever).  Now, fair warning:  Muffin hates the NoseFrida just as all children hate such things.  My husband likes to say it looks like I'm sucking his brains out because Muffin does this great screaming, eyes rolling into the back of his head back arch while I try to calmly clear his nose.  Shockingly, given its popularity, I'm the only parents who has mastered the art of the NoseFrida.  But, it works.  It works GREAT.  And in this parenting world, that's what we need: stuff that works.

So if you're game, go for it!  You can thank me, even if your kids don't.

Friday, March 22, 2013

And....We're Back!

Dear Readers,

I just cannot stay away from you.  So much to share.  But I'll keep it simple!  I just read this fab post on Rage Against the Minivan and I thought "this must be shared - the holiday madness must stop!!"  

As you know, Muffin is one.  Sad but true, we did NOTHING for St. Patrick's Day (OK - other than put a "my first St. Patrick's Day" bib on him - and technically it was his second). I didn't even wear green. Then I ran into a friend in the grocery store who, after pinching me, was horrified to hear we did nothing to celebrate the day.  All I could think was "really?" but then I started worrying....what will happen when Muffin goes to school?  I'm SCREWED.  

You all know I love Muffin and design and fabulousness, but honey - there just isn't enough time for the Pintrest of it all all the time.  And guess what?  Easter is moments away!  Have you made your special egg and flower decorations by hand yet?  Planned the perfect color-coordinating brunch with outfits that match?  Because I haven't.  I refuse.

So on behalf of me, and busy moms everywhere - THANK YOU Ms. Minivan.  You're speaking my language and I love it.

Happy Friday!  May it be a relaxing weekend for you all.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Dear Readers,

Thank you for reading my blog.  If this is your first time here - welcome!  If not, welcome back!

As many of you know, being a working mom is wonderful, but it doesn't leave much time for the "extras."  For now, I'm going to sign off. I've enjoyed sharing and I hope you've enjoyed reading.  Hope to be back soon.

Ciao -