Let’s have more love affairs.

I miss New York City. I miss our well-worn apartment, its ramshackle window AC units and impossible-to-regulate radiator heaters. I miss its tiny kitchen, even tinier bathrooms, haggard floors, barred windows and all. I miss our Mahmoud, who runs the Middle-Eastern food cart on our street corner. Once, at bedtime, Cam and I were discussing […]

My Run-in with Hankie the Christmas Poo

A few days ago, I was in the process of changing Kate’s diaper when I looked down to see her poo peering at me. It was a rather startling site. But let me backtrack for you. 25 days of Christmas. A fellow momma and blogger, Courtney, from the Young and Fun Stay-at-Home Moms Meetup group […]

Superstorm Sandy

As you all know, I’m ridiculously behind on posting. There’s nothing like a giant hurricane to kick my butt into gear, so thank you for that, Superstorm Sandy. If you’re not familiar with the layout of Manhattan (I still don’t have it fully painted in my my mind by heart yet, and I’m a resident), […]

Thoughts and goings on

I’ve found myself doing a lot of complaining lately. A lot. About my overwhelming and ubiquitous list of to-dos. I need to potty-train Cam. I need to set up a grocery delivery service. We’re spending ungodly amounts of money on takeout and daily mini-trip to Whole Foods and the Hispanic grocery mart downstairs. (I’ve found […]

Art

It so amazes me how my devilish little angel can go from this: A polite, brilliant, intent little artist coloring pictures of, and I quote, bird, sun, scary monster, train track, and camel (I’m assuming he went with the abstract interpretation) while Mommy makes lunch. To this: A crazed graffiti vandal hungry for a thrill […]

Five interactions to keep your inner dragon at bay

Last weekend, I did a little calculating.  I’ve been pregnant or nursing for more than two years now which means my social life has also been very limited for more than two years. So naturally, I took it out on Mike.  He came home from work on Friday and said, “I forgot to mention I’m […]

Momma’s favorite daddyism: a buzi hit

buzi hit noun /boo‘zhee hit/ A dose of that warm, tingly, wonderfully intoxicating, melt-into-mush feeling obtained by simultaneously kissing Kate’s soft, chubby little cheek and smelling her sweet baby breath. It’s a term my hubby coined.  He’s an addict. And he would kill me if he knew I was telling the world about it. Buzi […]

The Hunt

Yep, this is me looking not so impressed.  This beauty was one of the apartments we were shown last weekend in NYC on our search for the perfect home.  But let’s be honest. We are not going to find a home that’s even close to perfect.  I know I don’t have room to complain. I […]