Voted Best Blog by Parent & Child Magazine, this blog chronicles the "wonderful mundaneness" of a Philadelphia stay-at-home mom and her four small children.

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  • My Spray-On Life
    on Feb 18, 2011
    Quite unexpectedly, I have become the object of ridicule/admiration in my neighborhood...all because I have been spray painting my brass door hardware."Oh my gosh! Are you spray painting your doorknobs?" One of my neighbors asked me this as she stoo...
  • Landscaping Help
    on Feb 16, 2011
    Before we moved into our house, we had to have 10 trees removed from the back yard. We were sad to see them go, but they were diseased and/or dead. Two had already fallen into the pool.Right now, our back yard is just dirt.I've been hunting around f...
  • Vacation!
    on Mar 16, 2010
    I haven't taken a blog vacation in over a year...I'm long overdue! My kids are out of school and I'm going on break too!!! I'll see you in a couple of days.I don't say this nearly enough: Thanks for reading my blog. It's super fun to write. I'm ha...
  • The School Nurse
    on Feb 8, 2010
    We have discovered the school nurse. Last Wednesday, I received a phone call at 2:50pm. "Your daughter is in my office right now," I was told. "She says her stomach hurts."I told the nurse that I would investigate the situation in exactly eleven minu...
  • The Purple Boots
    on Feb 3, 2010
    The groundhog hurt my feelings this year. Six more weeks of winter! I put on my sweatpants and washed off my makeup when I heard the news.Two nights ago, it snowed enough to justify building a snowman. Camber and Cortlen were up and out on the fron...
  • Open HousesI really struggle with forms, especially those that ask me to list my interests and hobbies. I have learned the hard way that in some cases, this one included, honesty isn't always the best policy.Potential Employer: "You enjoy reading wedding annou...
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    on Nov 26, 2009 in Thanksgiving
    I am grateful for many things this Thanksgiving...chief among them my own little turkey, who has brought me and my family so much joy this past year.It's incredibly humbling how one's perspective of life changes in the face of near tragedy.In Thanksg...
  • The Turkeys that Weren't Pardoned
    on Nov 25, 2009 in Thanksgiving
    Every year, we eat Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors. When left to their own devices, Chuck, Helen-Marie, and their college-aged daughters pass over the turkey and stuffing in favor of homemade ravioli and made-from-scratch garlic bread. Fortu...
  • Money Down the Drain...Literally
    on Nov 18, 2009 in kids' toys money My bad behavior
    My older children are walking metal detectors. It seems that every time we are out in public, at least one six-year-old wins the lottery in the form of a blackened dime found in the gutter or a rusty penny pried out of a sidewalk crack.Yesterday afte...
  • Peel-and-Stick LaminateLater this week is the annual First Grade Pirate Party at my kids' elementary school. A few weeks ago, I sent a note to the event coordinator volunteering to help decorate the gym. The note I received in reply thanked me for my willingness to come...
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