February, 2009

A couple weeks ago, a coworker of mine wrote a post about how she may have traumatized her son when she unintentionally changed a tampon in front of her 5 year old son. One reader told her she was “inappropriate….” another said  “Gross!…. another said “C’est La Vie….”  I personally lean to the “C’est La Vie” side, especially tonight…. As soon as I got home from work,  I threw off my high heeled boots, got down on the floor and started playing with Baby-Ko. A few minutes in to our castle building session, I had to go to the bathroom. Baby-Ko followed me in to the bathroom and attempted to say ...Read More
The Oscars. My favorite day/night/event of the year. I want to watch it all: the pre-pre-countdown to the red carpet countdown to the “live from the red carpet”to the main event to Bawbwa making someone cry…  Well, last year, there was no Oscar shmaltz. There was no glitz… there was no glamour… there was no gasping over her dress or his speech…  There was no honing in on every word during the best sound editing acceptance speech. There was certainly no chips, dip or champagne flowing…  Last year, my (then) 5 month old was horribly sick with the flu and my husband and I were equally sick. IT SUCKED. This year, THANK G-D, ...Read More
Need a little pick me up? A quick fix? A cup o’ joe? Then you’ve come to the right place. We are running a contest at momlogic.com and I have been chosen as one of the bloggers to kick off the Mom Logic Community Coffee Club. Every day for a month, you’ll have the chance to WIN a Keurig Single-Cup Coffee Maker, just for leaving COMMENTS in a couple places… It’s so easy, there’s almost no caffeine necessary! Okay, so here’s what you do: FIRST, leave a comment on my MLC Coffee Club Featured post called “Sandy Koufax Kind of Sex.” I wrote it last April when my son was about 7 months old. ...Read More
I’ve always thought it was strange when people talk about babies and children by saying  “oh, it’s such a great age…” or “that was the best age…” It makes me sad– as if Baby-Ko turning 24 one day won’t be as special as him turning 2. But after I saw these photos that T-Ko took over the weekend, I kind of understood that “aww, enjoy this right now” thing that people do.  I get it…  Seeing these DOES make me want to stop and relish in every second of every minute RIGHT NOW.   I probably won’t be able to carry him when he’s 24, but I can still explore the world ...Read More
After spending stupid money on a pre-fixed shitty steak and service dinner many many moons ago, T-Ko and I decided (like everyone else), that V-day was for amateurs.  We figured why not share our love over something we both really enjoyed and do it comfortably and casually… So for the last few years, V-Day has been all about Burgers and Beer. It’s been great.  Well this year, we decided we’d kick it up a notch and still get our burgers, but decided to “zjuszh” it up a bit and go for massages AND a movie. We had gift certificates to Burke Williams and a babysitter so it seemed like the perfect ...Read More
By now you’ve probably heard about the fact that Salma Hayek breastfed a starving baby in Sierra Leone. Hayak, who is still nursing her one-year-old daughter, says she isn’t the first in her family to offer her breast milk to a starving child– her great-grandmother did the same exact thing years ago in Mexico. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM7kKJ1NbQA] As much as I complained and hated every second of nursing, (with the exception of the fact that I burned calories faster than Michael Phelps), I think I would do the exact same thing. It was a beautiful and selfless act. But can I just be a 12 year old boy for one second and state the obvious: ...Read More
As most of you know, I’m a writer/producer for Momlogic.com. Recently, I’ve become a lot more active in our ML Community which is social networking site much like Facebook. We’re working really hard to create more activity and increase our membership, and in doing so, I’ve connected with some other mom bloggers. A lot of bloggers “interview” one another and Laura from metrogirl.typepad.com sent me some terrific questions: 1) If you didn’t have to work (didn’t need the income) what would you being doing all day and why? Okay, this may sound obnoxious but if I didn’t “have” to work, it’s safe to say that I would be able to afford full time help, ...Read More
This weekend, I went to a charity event where there were quite a few celeb moms and their kids in attendance (I have told you how cool I am, haven’t I?) Anyway, maybe its something about being a celebrity that automatically makes everything they do look so effortless, but I couldn’t help but feel totally disheveled in their presence — As they were enjoying the festivities, smiling for photo opps, and whisking around their children from station to station looking totally flawless, I was praying that my bangs didn’t frizz and  making sure I didn’t slip and fall on the ice (brought in just for the event),  and that no ...Read More
The other day I posted 25 Random Facts after being inundated with tags on Facebook. Ever since then, I’ve been on a random fact rampage! Random memories of my life flood my brain like stream of consciousness… Well, fortunately for me, I have an outlet to share all this useless information. 🙂 When my son walks up to me and hugs me “just because,” I can kind of understand that “no one will ever be good enough for my son” mentality.  When I was about 9 years old, I became obsessed with the Pioneers (like the ones that travelled out west during the Gold Rush) and convinced my mom that we should do ...Read More
As we sat in traffic en route to Lucy’s 2nd Birthday party, I nearly bit my tongue off trying to stifle my urge to tell T-Ko to change lanes. He has a habit of staying in the right lane forever, and effing EVER, and it makes me insane in the membrane.  Trying to avoid a fight, and trying to challenge myself to my own little game of “who can be quiet the longest,” I didn’t say anything.  (Okay, well maybe I said one thing. But it was only because he really could have gone faster. It’s true that you can actually get a ticket for driving like my grandma. Seriously). ...Read More