I haven’t written anything in a few days, but I have an excuse – I’ve been spending all my free time watching the DNC. Michelle Obama’s speech the first night was brilliant; she is so poised and genuine. I know she’ll make a great First Lady. The video introduction narrated by her mom was a […]
Archives for August 2008
The Nanny Diaries 2?
Just read this article in the NYT, and though I’m a little late in the game I think it’s still worth posting. It’s about a Manhattan mom’s listing on Craiglist, searching for a nanny. The original listing has now expired, but here it is in its entirety for your reading pleasure! I copied it exactly […]
Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid
“Can I taste it, Mommy?” Maya asked. Not the question I expected to hear after opening the bottle of Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid I received from Clorox. It’s understandable, though, considering how good it smells. A combination of coconut and lemon, it reminds me faintly of a tropical drink. Mind you, I didn’t let […]
The question I ask myself everyday….
What am I going to make for dinner? For a time, I was so good about writing out a weekly menu, and shopping accordingly. That has fallen by the wayside, although I can’t seem to pinpoint exactly why. I let my subscription to the Menu-Mailer expire long ago, and my unread issues of Everyday Food […]
Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits [book review]
Dangerous pursuits… hmm. Doesn’t that pique your curiosity? It did mine. In Note to Self: : On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Samara O’Shea takes on the topic of journal-writing. Judging from its title, I knew it wouldn’t just be a typical how-to guide, and I was right. Through sharing her own journal […]
An eternal optimist… no more?
Thursday afternoon, as we were putting away some toys, Maya said to me: “So are we going to sell this house or what?” After a good laugh, I responded: “Well, it looks like no one wants to buy it!” She then patted me on my shoulder and said: “That’s okay, Mommy. We can just stay […]