My Betty Homemaker

My Betty Homemaker

Lately the routine in our house has been great.   Kate and I both get home before 6, depending on traffic, and the major priority is, of course, the Beanster.   He gets dinner and a bath and I usually cook dinner while Kate is putting him to bed. However, the other night Kate decides that she wants to switch roles and let me take care of Beanie while she cooks dinner.   No big deal, I say, I would love to let you cook dinner while I relax with…

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Daycare and the Spoiled Child

Daycare and the Spoiled Child

On Monday when I picked Beanie up from daycare, I walked into the nursery and all of the lights were turned off. The room was empty, except for Beanie and his teacher. They were sitting in a rocking chair. Beanie was all bent over and staring at the wall. His teacher was rocking him, wild-eyed, and patting his bottom. It was a strange scene. “Where is everyone?” I asked. “They are in the other room,” the teacher said in a whisper. So I lowered my voice to a whisper, too….

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Neighborly.

Neighborly.

This past weekend, our neighbors had a yard sale. I know this because at 8:00 in the morning on Saturday, I found Chris standing at the dining room window, staring into our neighbor’s front yard. I hate when he does this.   Stalking the neighbors is awkward for all involved. Chris stood there for a little while, reporting every item they brought out of their house. “There’s a dollhouse.” “Oh!   Golf clubs!” “There’s a play crib.” “Wow!   Another set of golf clubs!” After a couple hours, Chris declared…

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A Super Funny Giveaway

A Super Funny Giveaway

(Before I start, I should tell you that I have not been compensated in any way for this blog post.   My use of the product was before the company contacted me.   And I like them.   And they’re nice.   So I gave away their product.   So there.) This cracks me up. Remember a couple weeks ago when I posted about an important, high tech gadget called a pee-pee teepee?   No?   Don’t remember that?   Well, go read about it HERE. Go ahead. I’ll wait….

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Attn: Residents of PA

Attn: Residents of PA

Well, I’m getting ready to tell you the saddest story ever. I would normally advise you to look away from the sadness, but I have to tell you in case anyone out there can help some very dear friends of mine. My friends, Sarah and Jon, were traveling through Pennsylvania this past Sunday and they got into a car accident. They were fine, but their car was totaled. The absolute worst part of the ordeal was that their family dog, Bailey, jumped out of the car right after the accident…

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Rolly Polly

Rolly Polly

“Whatcha doing, Beanie?” “Oh, you know,” he said.   “Just rolling around.” “Well, it looks like you’re really enjoying that, huh?” I said. “Oh, yeah!” he said.   “Its a lot of fun!” “Hey, watch this, Mom!” Beanie said.   “Whhhoooaaaa!!!!” “Whoa there, Beanie!” I said.   “That’s a lot of rolling, Little Buddy.   Maybe you should take it easy!” “Yeah, maybe,” he said.   “I guess I’ll just stick with one foot for a while.” “That’s probably a good idea,” I said. “On second thought….” he said.  …

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A Terrifying Milestone

A Terrifying Milestone

Late in the afternoon on Friday, Beanie rolled over for the first time.   I was playing with him on the floor in our living room, forcing him to have tummy time.   He was reaching for a toy and somehow managed to get himself up on his side and then – woop! – he rolled over on his back. I know I was supposed to yell and scream and jump up and down and be so excited.   Its our first real milestone. But it was kind of a…

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A Man and His Toys

A Man and His Toys

In the past few weeks, Beanie has discovered that he has the ability to put things in his mouth.   He’s gotten much better at working his arms and hands, so he can actually get things into his mouth on purpose now.   This means much of my time is now spent fishing things out of his mouth. Like the dog’s toy.   Or my headband.   Or Molly’s tail. Whatever he can get his grubby little hands on, you can be sure its going in his mouth. This is…

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Its Okay. He €™s the Father.

Its Okay.  He €™s the Father.

Chris has been a natural so far in the parenting category.   He’s attentive, funny, responsible, reliable.   He’s just great. One of the things I have struggled the most with as a new mom is how to not be so controlling.   Chris is Beanie’s dad.   He has every right to make decisions and judgment calls about him. And most of the time, I’m alright with that.   I trust Chris and I know Beanie does, too.   So, I am learning how to sit back and let…

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A Favor and a Promise

A Favor and a Promise

One of the readers of this humble blog sent me an email telling me about a contest I should enter.   Apparently TheBump.com (the baby website by The Knot people) is looking for top mommy blogger websites.   While I absolutely abhor the title “Mommy Blogger” (hang on, I have to go throw up…), the contest comes with great exposure and a prize of $1,000!!   Holla!! So. I’m reaching out to you, my dear friends, and asking you to please nominate me in the WORKING MOM BLOG category for…

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