Tag Archive: DC Metro Moms

The Shooting Range

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As a parent of three small children in a townhouse community FULL of children, I’m only just starting to experience the anxiety of letting them play outside the safety of our front lawn. At one time, they would happily stay close to home and never considered crossing the street to interact with the older kids….

What Would Pioneer Woman Think?

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I often think about how much easier my life as a mother has been made as the result of advancing technology. Need a quiet moment to make a school-related phone call? Put on a DVD. Prefer the kids to read instead of watch TV while you clean the kitchen? Pull out the Leap Frog Tag….

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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I do a lot of yelling. In fact, I often wonder if the neighbors who don’t know me well assume I’m an abusive parent. Whenever I’m outside, I seem to be bellowing at least one of my children’s names and threatening everything from time outs and revoked toys to cancelled trips to Dairy Queen. Whether…

Monkey in the Middle

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I have three children born in the following order: Oliver, George and Eleanor. And as number two out of three, George won the title of middle child. By default of course, since he’s a twin… But boy, has he lived lived up to it. When I was pregnant with the twins, I knew that I…

No One Mentioned Having to Repeat Kindergarten…

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…and first grade…and second grade…and high school…Today, I visited the school that my five year old will be attending in the Fall when he starts Kindergarten. And as I observed the excitement of the children with their little can’t-be-still -for-more-than-five seconds bodies, their colorful art projects adorning the walls and the competent teacher running the…

When is it time to stop picking your child’s nose?

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As always – I’m attacking hard hitting issues over at DC Metro Moms. Come visit – and let me know what you think! **************************************************************************************************** ELSEWHERE:On Wishing True… Dream bathroom rendering at A Schematic Life Beautiful paintings from Penny Graham

When is it time to stop picking your child’s nose?

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Because I do it all the time. Like every day – several times a day. Sometimes with cooperation from the “pickee,” and sometimes with resistance that requires a full nelson and lightning fast reflexes for success. But pick that nose I will. Because I cannot abide boogers. It all started with Oliver. He was one…

Pearls of Wisdom

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One of the things we all do when we become parents is dream about what the future holds for our children. We think about who they are going to be. Or more accurately – who we want them to be. Every night when I was pregnant with my first baby, I thought about all of…

They’re Playing Our Song

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Have you ever heard a song that transported you back to a memory so visceral that you could close your eyes and feel like you were actually there? Of course you have – we all have. Music has always been a well known sense memory trigger. And we can all call upon those few notes…

Like Somebody’s Mother

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This year, I realized that I haven’t worn a one piece bathing suit since I was twelve years old. And it’s not because I’ve been living the good life, giving the cast of The Hills a run for their money in the bikini department. It’s simply because no matter what dress size I’m wearing, I…

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