Our tour of every public restroom in the great state of California has begun.
As much as Iâ€™d like to just hide at home during the (glacially slow going) training phase of potty skills, after a certain amount of peepee mopping, youâ€™ve just gotta get out. And this requires asking/encouraging your little potty rookies if they have to use the facilities every 32 seconds. Continue reading
I write a monthly column over atÂ AlliOSNews. Itâ€™s a techie site â€“ extolling all the goodies and gunpowder on the Apple OS. (SHINY TOY!) Iâ€™m TechMom. And these are my stories on how technology is really used. This is what you must deal with as I am a Silicon Valley nerd by day.
(Iâ€™m well aware itâ€™s Friday. Â If you want TechMom Tuesday on Tuesdays, head on over toÂ AlliOSNewsÂ for all things Apple. TechMom Tuesday is typically published the first Tuesday of every month. I reserve the right to rant more or less as the technical goings-on, wellâ€¦go on. This month it’s late because I was off celebrating Americaâ€™s Independence Day the first week, and then my editor was on vacation the next.) Continue reading
June 21, 2013
Dear President Gross: Continue reading
Recently the wildfires that seem to be an annual occurrence in the hills and valleys around my childhood home once again reared their ugly head. I messaged my mom over chat. Continue reading
When the muppets were born, they were indoctrinated to a cold, cruel, gravity-filled world. Instead of smiling alligators, bumble bees, and caterpillars adorning nursery walls in bold primary colors, their first ABCs were the red beeping alarms of apnea and bradycardia episodes in an intensive care isolette.
Now theyâ€™re closing in on age 3. And causing trouble. Yesterday I got pulled into the principalâ€™s office. Because one of my little ones was spending a bit too much time in THE OFFICE. Weâ€™ve been observing and discussing next steps. Our new ABCs are antecedents, behavior, consequence.
Whatever. Interested in the actual alphabet involved in the parenting of a toddler? Continue reading
It started on a rainy day many months ago. Disallowed from their preferred activity of stomping through puddles and rolling in natureâ€™s mud baths, Search and Destroyâ€™s teachers directed our favorite whirling dervishes toward the classroom dress-up corner.
They went straight for the sparkling tutu costumes. (They clearly take after their mother â€“ oooh, shiny object distractionâ€¦) Continue reading
Naptime hadnâ€™t gone so well. The natives were getting restless in the living room. So we ventured forth into the great outdoors and headed toward the park.
Sadly, our local neighborhood corner park was infested by middle-school-age heathens â€“ who thought it was just hilarious to stuff themselves into the bucket swings and squeeze down the toddler slides. Continue reading
TURTLE WEENIES! YAY!!!
Search and Destroy were very excited about the eveningâ€™s culinary offering. (To clarify, we were having tortellini for dinner.)
While the â€œeat whatever you want with reckless abandon because itâ€™s the holidays and things are just really tastyâ€ season â€“ general running from the turkey of Thanksgiving through the chocolate goodies of Valentineâ€™s Day â€“ has concluded for this year, the muppets are still going strong. Continue reading
Did you all have a nice weekend? We had a Superbowl Party. I wonâ€™t lie. It did turn in to a bit of a Bacchanalian fracas.
It was supposed to be a nice chill, laid back afternoon. Jon invited a couple friends over; I did the same. Jon set about preparing mozzarella meatball sliders, I focused on the important course of the meal – carrot cake and peanut butter brownies. It was a gluten-free bonanza, yo! (Lookitmee, all domestic-like.) Continue reading