Strawberry Shortcake

Okay, pretty much everyone probably knows how to make strawberry shortcake if you aren’t making the shortcake from scratch.  You buy the “shortcake” sponge cake cups at the store, slice some strawberries, toss them with some sugar, place on top of sponge cake and cover with whipped cream from a can.  (The whipped cream could … 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

Turkish Food in Brookline, and Pics

Yesterday, my parents invited us to go eat in a Turkish restaurant in Brookline, which is close to where my brother lives in Jamaica Plain. My parents had eaten at the restaurant before, and my dad really liked it so he wanted to go back. Even though it is a Turkish restaurant, it’s called Family … Continue reading

A blogging cat.

Getting Back into Writing

Although I was a prolific journal-writer in high school, since growing up and having my kids, I’ve struggled with finding the time and inspiration to write. Could blogging be the answer?

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

Naptime, Tanturms, and Baby Bonding

This was a great day with my baby girls in which I took the time to realize how lucky I am to have them as my little companions! Also, how I deal with toddler tantrums.

Celtics Game

Last week, the hubby and I went to a Celtics game at the Boston Garden. They were playing the New York Knicks. It was my Valentine’s Day present to him. I was pretty proud of myself for surprising him with something he really liked. (It had been between that and an iPod. But since he … Continue reading

Jake’s The Bachelor: Vienna was a Good Choice

Yes, I’m sappy enough to watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series on ABC. Obviously, it doesn’t always result in lasting relationships, but for my favorite couples, I always hope that it will. The Bachelor with Jake Pavelka has just ended, and he got engaged to Vienna Girardi. I’m happy for them! The show kind … Continue reading