Family Time

I’ve taken a few days off, mostly because if I bury myself in my office to post, my currently-on-vacation hubby will aimlessly drift around the house calling my name, first in curiosity, and then later in concern when I don’t answer, because I’m feverishly trying to finish the post before being located. Right now he’s […]

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses

Last night, before my fifth grader departed to visit his dad for Christmas, I surprised him with a gingerbread house to decorate.  I don’t think we did one last year, in my postpartum hormone and sleep-deprived haze.  We could have, and maybe I blocked it out.  I’ve almost blocked out the memory of me ripping […]

Pork Chops & Butter

There’s a lot my hubby and I disagree on. We disagree that Game of Thrones is a television show worthy of watching.  We disagree about whether Madden ’13 is worth upwards of sixty bucks.  We disagree that toilet paper is just fine sitting on the floor inches below the metal object quite capable of holding […]

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

This is some news heading ’round the blog world and my fifth grader and I are going to do our little part to help! Here’s the message: National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA pledge our unwavering support to the Newtown community. In the past few days, we have met with PTA leaders of all of […]

Festooning Notebooks

Festooning Notebooks

It’s no secret (especially to my husband) that I have a slight addiction to a certain website that rhymes with “Glick Your Glum.” Back in early November, they posted adorable little ‘naked notebooks’ and I had to have them.  I ended up turning them into personalized teacher gifts and they turned out so cute! This […]

For Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Josephine, Ana, Dylan, Madeleine, Catherine, Chase, Jesse, James, Grace, Emilie, Jack, Noah, Caroline, Jessica, Avielle, Benjamin, and Allison

When I started this blog, I really planned to write once a day, but “radio silence” has suited me better over the last couple of days, because I’ve been preoccupied with the deaths of twenty little babies in Connecticut. To be honest, when I first saw the headline it didn’t register with me.  I thought […]

iPhone apps

I’m always on the hunt for new and amazing iPhone apps, mostly by word of mouth. For your Daily Daisy, here’s what’s currently on my phone… Facebook Our home alarm app Our bank’s app Meetup – for my mommy groups Redbox Netflix Flixster ProBoards – for my message board…girls I’ve been chatting with since 2001! […]

Kids say the MOST PROFOUND things.

Today’s Daily Daisy is a lesson I learned…a very unexpected one. A few nights ago, as is his custom, G-Bot (the fifth grader), texted me after he went to bed.  Usually it’s an “I love you, mom” or “Mom, you’re so boss for XYZ thing you did for me” or something along those lines.  Lately, […]

Daily Daisy…it starts now. With soup.

I’ve had the idea in mind to start a blog for a very long time.  I even started a few and never kept up with them.  I could never nail down a theme that I could stick with or get excited about.  Finally I came up with the idea of the “Daily Daisy.”  Basically, the […]