I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday filled with good food, good times and good memories! My Christmas was upstaged by our new kitten, Scooter. She stole our hearts, some zzz’s, and even a bed with her sweet antics. For instance, she took a nap in the new American Girl bunk bed (with [Read More]
What do you do when it’s Winter Break, you live in frigid Michigan, and you have an eight-year-old daughter in love with American Girl dolls? Why, you travel to American Girl Place in Chicago, of course! Which is what the EBM family did a couple weeks ago. Many of you recall that I also have [Read More]
Terrific. Great. Just a couple words that describe how I feel this week about getting back into our family’s routine of school and work. Don’t get me wrong, the holidays were wonderful and I felt like we enjoyed a much-needed break. That said, by New Year’s we were starting to climb the walls and fight [Read More]
I’m pleased to be sharing one of my favorite tales of Christmas past on Kelly McKenzie’s blog, Just Typikel, today. For those of you unfamiliar with Kelly, she is a hilarious blogger with 2 grown kids and a sparkly mom in her 90s. Their adventures – and the warmth and humor with which Kelly shares [Read More]
BK (Before Kids), I probably would have freaked out at images that I now consider normal at my house. Like this: It’s a Very Hairy Caterpillar made out of pantyhose. It’s so ugly it’s cute. And it’s now living on my kitchen counter for who knows how long. Or there’s this image: It’s my 16-year-old [Read More]
Once upon a time, I had two children. They loved each other. Maybe because they were 3 1/2 years apart in age and different genders they got along for many years. Then, my older child, a boy, entered 4th grade. Suddenly, his little sister was “lame”. This coincided with my daughter’s uncanny ability to push [Read More]
Remember when I was whining about sending Bitty Baby to the American Girl doll hospital? Well, she’s back! Here she is in her hospital gown all better. And Sydney’s soooo happy!