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Ain’t no party like a Scarlett tea party

I know they’re my spawns, but the cuteness factor is way high in this photo, right? Scarlett dragged Leo (literally) into her play house for a tea party. She was the perfect host, obviously. She tea parties hard. Sometimes . . . . .…

March 6, 2013

Breast-Pumping Barbie

Scarlett: Mom, look! Barbie is ready to pump. Me: Oh. I see that. (Pause.) Did you help her get ready? Scarlett: Yeah, I helped her with her boobs. Mom, Barbie is ready to pump her breastmilk now. Go get her pump. Me: Well, Babe, I don’t think…

March 5, 2013

Does your child ever hurt your feelings?

I know that’s a weird thing to ask, and maybe I’m just being overly sensitive these days because I haven’t been sleeping much. (Leo’s night sleeping is still pretty wackadoo.) And although I try really hard not to take things personally, sometimes I just…

February 18, 2013

Let’s play the name game

There are two kinds of people in this world: those with nicknames and those without. I’m one of the many nicknameless. I’ve had a string of wannabe nicknames: Mel, Mabs, 98, Meliss’. But nothing that anyone or everyone calls me with any consistency. If…

February 12, 2013