A Hot, Hot Day in Fanuiel Hall, Boston, with My High School Bestie

One of my high school besties, Michelle, comes to visit Boston from Illinois for a few days about once a year, when she’s transporting her kids to or from her ex husband.  She keeps her girls during school and her ex takes them for Christmas and summer vacations, since they live in different states.  Since … Continue reading

“This is How We Roll on Daddy’s Shift”

This is what my living room looked like when I came home from work the other night: “This is how we roll on Daddy’s shift,” was my husband’s proud explanation. As much as I wanted to come home from work to the kids tucked into bed so I could relax and not have to do … Continue reading

Corporation Beach, Dennis, Cape Cod

I am lucky enough to live close enough to Cape Cod that I can be at a really nice beach within half an hour. and this year, I finally have more freedom to do so. Now that Keira has just turned two and out of the baby-baby stages, we have gotten to the point where … Continue reading

Keira’s Progress: Keira Turns One!

Yesterday was my baby Keira’s first birthday. When we found out there would be a new addition to our family, one could assume that it would be a bit overwhelming to have four kids, and three three-and-under. But from the moment she entered our lives, she has been the greatest joy, and we couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

Keira’s Progress: Five Months

Keira is nearing six months now, having turned five months on December 23. Time seems to be flying by! It seems like just yesterday that she was born at home, in our apartment in a birthing pool. Although this was my fourth completely natural home birth (Yes, with no epidural. Most women who find this … Continue reading

Adrianna’s Quote of the Day: Playing Mommy (plus, Halloween pics)

It can be funny how kids sometimes learn about the “norms” of how things are supposed to be in life, or how they are supposed to act. I mean, they aren’t born knowing everything about how things are supposed to be. They learn most things from other people and the world around them. For instance, … Continue reading

Screem Fest!

This year, I think we celebrated Halloween to its full potential. Not only are the girls getting old enough to really know what’s going on and appreciate trick-or-treating (well, except for Keira, who is three months old), we took Jaiden to Screem Fest at Canobie Lake Park. The last time I went to Halloween haunted … Continue reading

The Joy of Selling Cub Scout Popcorn

October 24 Today, Jaiden and I made a feeble attempt at my most-dreaded of all Cub Scout activities – selling popcorn. This fundraiser comes along every October and, honestly, I just don’t want to do it. First of all, he is too young to go by himself and it has been nearly impossible for me … Continue reading

Adrianna’s Quote of the Day: Wise Words to Her Baby Sister

Adrianna, a wise three-year-old, explaining life to Keira, her three-month-old baby sister: “Baby, when you grow up, you’re going to learn to play with toys because you already learned how to hold a spoon.” (Adrianna was handing Keira a plastic spoon to grip yesterday.) “I already learned how to play with toys because I’m a … Continue reading

The Beginnings of Being Mommy

One of the topics that I will obviously be writing about is my kids and being a mom to them! I have three kids. The oldest, Jaiden, was born in April of 2003. Five years later, I had Adrianna in May of 2008, and then 14 months after that, Alyssandra was born in July of … Continue reading