If you never see yourself as a massive failure then you’ve got your head up your ass. No, I’m not kidding. Dinner sucked last night, I failed to check Alexander’s homework and he lied about it like a little cretin. Alexander is now punished, but really it should be me because I gave him just enough rope to hang himself. This morning was the blessing of the animals. I swear to all that is holy the priest fairly drowned the hamster. Too bad, too, because if there was ever an …

L’Shana Tova: Quick Hit

Jane turns 10 in a few short months. All she wants is Windows for her Mac. Really. Alexander liked Shul. They played Texas Hold ‘Em in the hallway. Everything else was a blur to him.

I Love My Kids; It’s the Parenting that Sucks

My son can’t get a hold of himself when he’s hungry. He’s long and lean and clearly in the middle of a growth spurt. He’s gangly and lopsided and when he smiles it’s like the sun focused all it’s warmth on just your face and it’s about to penetrate your soul. When my son smiles with his whole face, I melt. So does Robert. But as Alexander is growing, and stretching in physical and emotional ways he flops himself into my car at the end of the day. “How was …

Why I Bought My Mom A Wii

I think we all know that one surefire way to raise an underachieving slacker is to buy them a Wii. Simply put, high achieving homes don’t let their 7 year old sons sit around and waste their days with Wii tennis and Mario Super-Loser-Town. If I poke around the web I’ll find a handful of housewives who have spent the day flat on their asses with a Wii Nunchuck in their hands. So when my husband said, “No video games in our house”. I agreed, vehemently.

Soccer and Such

Today I’m at the LA Moms Blog. See me there. Also, I need 15 more fans before my feed is up at facebook, so go do it. I need your help in taking over the world.