September, 2008

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. I have so much to be thankful for … a healthy and beautiful child, a loving and hysterically funny husband, a generous family, a great new job, and a house (which could use a little organizing from time to time) that I absolutely love to come home to.   While I’m only a week and a day in on this “working mom” thing, I am starting to “get it.” The feelings of pressure, exhaustion, exhilaration as I try to balance a career and a home-life (baby, husband, dishes, etc). Even though I’m feeling swamped, here a couple things that I ...Read More
If it weren’t for an obscene amount of television that I need to catch up on, I might be annoyed that my husband is at my brother in law’s Bachelor party while I sit at home on a Saturday night. But fortunately, the season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” was riveting (helllooo, Dr. Hunt!) and the season finale of “Weeds” fantastic, so I didn’t have to time to sit around and think about what kind of debauchery he and the boys are getting in to. In fact, I don’t even care.  Seriously. I’ve learned my lesson and know that it’s better (for everyone involved) to give it little heed and not think ...Read More
For the first time in 12 months, I know what day it is. It’s Wednesday. My third day of work, Baby-Ko’s third day of day care, and my third day of some serious constipation. (Wait, that’s a whole other issue). Anyway, the point is, it’s been quite a week already and my mind is racing with all sorts of things… I am happy to announce that I’m now a full time writer/ producer at I have been a “network affiliate” with them with my blog but now I’m actually working there. First of all, returning to work has been a hell of a lot easier than I thought, not only ...Read More
Well, tomorrow’s the BIG DAY… I start a brand new full time job and Baby-Ko starts day care (full time). It goes without saying that it will be a week of adjusting and transition. I’m going to do my best tomorrow not to cry when I drop off Baby-Ko. In fact, I might take this picture with me to keep me smiling…   I knew this kitchen was worth it….
My Dearest Baby-Ko, It’s hard to believe that tomorrow you turn ONE…. that just 364 days ago I was at the hospital with Daddy and all of your Grandparents, waiting for you to make your entrance. And what an entrance you made…. You are without a doubt, the sunshine of my life. You are sweet, charming, and clever…. You are only 21 pounds and 2’5″ to date, but boy, you are already such a big boy. Each and every day I grow more and more proud of you and am amazed by your your curiosity AND your understanding of the world around you.   This past year, I have learned and ...Read More
Like most babies, mine is OBSESSED with DOORS. Open. Close. Open. Close. Kid could do it all day long. And, of course, now that he can pull him self to standing, and actually stay there for a while without falling, he now loves DRAWERS too. Open. Close. Open. Close. Well, it goes without saying that a tiled bathroom and kitchen with an old stove that constantly omits heat (and probably gas for that matter), is not exactly a safe play area for a child. SO, when my Nana asked me what Baby-Ko might like these days for his first birthday gift, it was a no brainer: A kitchen. He needs ...Read More
Several months ago, during a Mommy & Me class, Wacky said that it was imperative that we go away with our husbands for at least one night WITHOUT the baby. She said that sending the baby to a Grandparent’s house for the night and staying HOME doesn’t count…. We have to go OUT OF TOWN or at least to a HOTEL “for the sake of our marriages.” And she said that we MUST do this BEFORE the baby turns ONE.  Well it only took 360 days… but we did it. We went away for the night WITHOUT the baby…. AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. For my birthday, T-Ko planned a mini-getaway to Palm ...Read More
With a million things on my plate and on my mind, I’m finding it hard to be creative and post something new. I am truly DISTRACTED. Ironically, it’s actually “distraction” that made me feel like a genius tonight…. I’m sure I’m not the first parent in the world to HATE cutting their baby’s finger nails. It’s impossible and kind of exhausting, actually. T-Ko and I usually attempt this horrible feat during a bottle feed, when Baby-Ko’s relaxed and zoned out. But it ultimately ends up stressful: one pinch and Baby-Ko’s on to us- hands clenched in a fist, not willing to play along. I try my best to sway him with ...Read More


32. Flip it around and it’s 23. Ha. That was a fun age… It’s hard to believe that was 9 YEARS ago. Actually, it’s hard to believe that exactly one year ago today, I was 9 DAYS away from giving birth to a beautiful baby boy.  My birthday took a backseat to the state of my pregnancy (the peeing every ten seconds, my bulging varicose veins, the intense heartburn). It was pretty hard to celebrate the idea of turning 31 when there was so much else to look forward to.   Now, one year later (peeing normally and taking tums only when needed), I am closing one chapter to my life and ...Read More
It’s just too apropos… I’m sitting here in my pajamas, sipping cold/old coffee, writing this post, listening to MBMB (that’s: My Boyfriend Michael Buble) on The Today Show, on the phone with yet another customer service rep, waiting for the sound of Baby-Ko to come over the monitor, wondering if I will have time to take a shower (and maybe pluck an eyebrow or two) AND do some research on child care….. I’m kind of a mess. For weeks now, I’ve toyed with the idea of changing my blog name…. wanting to find a title and name that really summed up the essence of who I am…. All these thoughts swirled ...Read More