Valentine’s Day is the new Christmas.

Cal has two great loves – drawing and girls. He’s been that way right from the very beginning. Even as a baby, he would flutter his long eyelashes at females and smile in a way that would just make them putty in his tiny baby hands. As soon as he could hold a crayon, he was creating…

Back away from the decorative candles!!

I’ll admit it – I like candles. A lot. I like them dotted all over our bedroom. I like them lining the sides of the bathtub. I like them in the center of the dining table in big, glass hurricane holders and I like them scattered all over my bookcases.  Heck, I’d probably even put one in my car…

Where’s my brain, Mommy?

I was helping Ro-Ro put on his pajamas last night when he suddenly held up his arms and yelled, “Mommy! Stop!!” I jumped back in shock. What just happened? Did I scrape him with my fingernail? Accidentally pull his hair when I was putting on his shirt? Somehow hurt his leg when he was taking off his shorts?…

Mr. Happy and his GINORMOUS temper tantrum.

Yesterday morning, Ro-Ro and I were driving along in our car and chatting about how warm and sunny it was outside. “The sun’s really yellow today,” Ro-Ro commented. “And it’s kinda warm outside!” “Yes, it is!” I agreed, sounding especially perky. You can’t help but feel happy and carefree when the last of the snow has melted…

Apparently, I’m old. And I grunt like Grandpa.

My thirty-fifth birthday is coming up. In the blink of an eye, my mid-thirties have arrived (along with a couple dozen silver hairs and some fine lines around my eyes that turn into not-so-fine lines whenever I smile) and I’m just a hop, skip and a jump away from the big 4-0. Does any of this…

Preschool is so STRESSFUL.

Picking up Ro-Ro from preschool is usually a delightful experience. We have a regular routine and everything. First he comes bursting out of the school doors and runs full-speed at me, usually head-butting me in the gut and knocking me off of my feet slightly (he’s only a whopping thirty-eight pounds, so I figure I’ve got a couple…