Extra! Extra! Read All About It! As a former news reporter, I know that Extra Edition Newspapers only come out in extreme or extraordinary circumstances. The first time I saw it happen, the event was extreme: 9-11. Today was the 2nd time. And it was Extraordinary. Fantastic work St. Louis Post Dispatch!
I have to admit, I stole this idea from a girlfriend….in honor of the Inauguration today, she and her 4 year old daughter made these darling cookies: I offered the same fun times to Delaney – she wanted cupcakes instead. Not quite the same effect…..even with red and blue sprinkles in the batter: So…we aren’t winning any baking awards from… View Post
Dear My Favorite Small People, Today history unfolded in front of our very eyes. Well, at least in front of mine and the millions of adults, teenagers and children who were lucky enough to grasp the magnitude of January 20, 2009. I have tried to share the moments with you today as they happened, but you were perplexed by my ‘tears of… View Post
File this under, “Don’t you wish you were me?” or maybe “It is a DAMN good thing he’s cute!” or maybe, just maybe, “I bet this doesn’t happen at the St. Regis.” I had just finished doing a little exercise, during which the kiddos were mesmerized by Dora left me peacefully alone. Suddenly, Delaney comes running into the room, doing… View Post
The Enthusiasm on his little face makes me smile every time. And it is with a great big smile that I announce we are successfully potty training. For many of you potty training is probably no big deal. For me: pure terror. Training Delaney was the single worst parenting experience of my life. She would cry. She would scream. She… View Post
It is -15 wind chill today. So…rather than subjecting myself or the kiddos to ANY portion of that ridiculous temperature, I opted for an inside day. Now…’inside days’ have been especially challenging lately as the small people tend to get bored VERY quickly and no amount of destruction can typically keep them satisfied. But, today was different. On an average… View Post