Hello Kitty has no mouth for a reason

By Gretchen I was putting bagged groceries into the cart when my 4-year-old daughter ran up to me, sobbing. On that day, it was nothing new. She cried about all sorts of things during that shopping trip. It was the end of a long, demanding week and nerves were frayed. Most of her sadness could…

Pregnancy Stupids

By Sarah Fader I used to be an articulate person. I used to be able to spell words and form coherent sentences. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. I find myself unable to express myself…see! I did it again! I was trying to complete a thought and I completely spaced and forgot where I…

Happy Thanksgiving! Ari Has Croup!

By Sarah Fader It’s been four days of madness around here. Every night for the past three nights Ari has woken up between 3-4am with 103 fever. Last night the fever was accompanied by a disturbing wheezing sound. We took him to the doctor today and he was diagnosed with Croup. It makes sense because…

Crying Over Spilled Coffee

By Sarah Fader This morning I was down to my last bit of coffee. I emptied the bag into the filter and looked forward to the moment when my coffeemaker beeped so I could savor my last cup. When my Krups 12 Cup Programmable coffeemaker gave me the go ahead, I mixed the milk and…

An evil toy leads to an evil plot

By Sarah Bessey This is the worst toy in the world. This is The Cat Piano or Kitty Keyboard, depending on which toy retailer you use. Here’s the preface: I hate toys with batteries, toys that make noise. I have very little tolerance for toys that make noise because my children themselves ARE SO INCREDIBLY…

I Have a Superpower

By Sarah Fader I’ve always wanted a superpower. Today I found out that I actually have one. It all started when I realized I was thirsty. I went into a local bakery and spotted an Honest Ade Cranberry Lemonade. Immediately, I started salivating. I knew I needed it. I hadn’t even handed the money to…

Peeing on The Bathroom Floor

By Sarah Fader I’m now six months pregnant. A couple of days ago, a humiliating thing happened to me. I was getting ready to take a shower, and I had the sudden urge to pee. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the toilet and I peed all over the bathroom rug. It’s ironic that I…

The Wish I Wish Outloud

By Megan Every weekday at 4 PM my phone plays a lively guitar tune. It’s the alarm I’ve set to remind Peabody and me that we need to get ready and go meet Bean as she gets off of the school bus. Without fail, Peabody hears the music and begins grinning ear to ear. Just…

Things that you should NOT say to a pregnant woman

By Sarah Bessey I am currently expecting my third child. While I was pregnant with my second, I jotted down this list. When I began to dig out my maternity clothes for a third round, I found this list tucked in there and had a laugh. Then a cry. Then a crazy sort of laugh-cry…

A Miraculous Thing Happened!

By Sarah Fader I was out to lunch with Ari today in my neighborhood. I was standing at the cash register at this sandwich shop, when a woman gasped as she looked down at my feet. “Your shoe is untied!” She said in horrified voice. “Do you want me to tie it for you? I…