Wednesday, January 30, 2008

You Know You"re A Mom When

You Know You're a Mother When ...

You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.

You have time to shave only one leg at a time.

You hide in the bathroom to be alone.

Your kid throws-up and you catch it.

Someone else's kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.

As you cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons; your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.

You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it's the only one your child eats.

You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into cute shapes.

You hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth when you say, "NOT in your good clothes!"

You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.

You donate to charities in the hope that your child won't get that disease.

You hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.

You use your own saliva to clean your child's face.

You say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job", but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything".

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Start a Business

I receive numerous requests from people for information about how to start a crafts business. I am always happy to help, and I am thrilled to watch people I know become entrepreneurs. Now you can have that same feeling. is an amazing organization that helps people help other people start small businesses. My friend Susan just gave $25 to three Peruvian women trying to start a grocery store and felt "FABULOUS." You don't need to make a donation: you can make a LOAN--how cool is that?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just Some Stuff I'm Thinking About

It seems that Jesse can only get ear infections while we are out of town, and only after 11 pm at night. It happened again this weekend while we were away in Hartford, and we had to ask the concierge where the nearest Emergency Room was BECAUSE I COULD JUST DIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE FROM THE PAIN MOMMY. Earlier in the evening he had told me he felt dizzy and I told him he was Just Hungry. Put another check next to my name on the Mommy of the Year ballot; I treat an ear infection with a piece of chicken and if you get strep throat I might give you CAKE.

Annie is taking the Big Test on Friday that will determine if she is eligible for the Gifted and Talented Kindergarten class. I am annoyed because her class is having a Pot Luck supper on Thursday, and now I will have to spend all night making sure she lays off the sauce. I'm thinking there is no way she will score in the 95th percentile if she's hungover. Hopefully she will do well-as we have been having her tutored so that she understands some of the foreign concepts on the standardized test. Concepts like a "A Dad in a Business Suit", or a "Backyard".

Things at work have been crazy busy in a "Lay Awake and Stare at the Bedroom Ceiling Wishing your Mind Would Just Shut Up for Awhile" kind of a way. Atlanta was very fun--the eight hours it took me to get home including an unscheduled stop in Norfolk Virginia--not so much. As usual, the people from Enesco were wonderful. I met the artist who makes my favorite line- Pumpkinseeds by Janelle Berryman. If I ever have a house and it comes with a basement or an attic, I'm getting me lots of her stuff. That's another concept for Annie: "Seasonal Decorating."

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Who Are You Voting For?

I am drinking out of the one on the right. My tribute to my Brother in Law is on the left.

I am voting for Change.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Please come and see me in the new Enesco showroom at Americas Mart in Suite 819, Thursday January 10th. I will be kissing babies and signing cleavage as requested. Meet me and be able to say "I had no idea she was so boring in real life."

See you soon!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Bueno New Year!

We just returned from a wonderful week in Puerto Rico. I have decided that the definition of optimism is to pack two books when you are going on vacation with two young children. But the 3 whole pages I read were very good. There is no "me" in "Island" anyway- and the whole trip was about FAMILY--Happy Birthday to my dear DeeDad, who celebrates his 36th anniversary of his 39th birthday on January 9th.

I have resolved to blog more frequently and hope I will be more successful at that resolution than I have been on other promises, she said, taking a sip of wine.

Check out the interview I did for when you get a chance. Thanks Natasha!