Friday, April 20, 2012


How is it that my son’s not even in daycare and he’s sick again? This time, it’s croup. His cough sounds like a dying sea lion. I’m starting to think this “Mommies and Movers” yoga class was a bad idea. (I’m full of those this week, apparently.) I wish there was a way to socialize our children – and build their immune systems – without them getting sick every other week.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m on snot patrol.

Here are the “R’s.”


In Monday’s QWA, we had a super ugly visitor.

On Tuesday, I told you about a little home improvement project we have going on and how that led to a really bad idea.    

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy Wednesday, you saw a short video of Quinn dancing to the theme song for Big Bang Theory.


This week’s super awesome blogger referral is Kara from Casa DeFrias. I know Kara in real life, and I am a better person for knowing her. We worked together before I became a SAHM, and she is one of the people I miss most from that job.

Kara is the epitome of strength in my eyes. She is a brave blogger who bares her soul about being a cancer survivor.(Three times!) She shares her decision to salvage her eggs and her experience with IVF. She takes her readers along on her journey to find a surrogate mother. And, most recently, Kara opened up about her divorce and the custody battle over the embryos.


I’ll just pause right here and let you catch your breath for a sec... You good? Okay.

Even after all of that, Kara is the most positive person you’ll ever meet. She’s clever, fun and loving. She finds joy and shares it with the world. Plus, she is hilarious. I think I’ve liked every one of her status updates on Facebook. (Sorry if that’s creepy, Kara. *sheepish*)

Pop by Casa DeFrias this weekend. I promise you will laugh, cry, get all mad, and then laugh some more. You might even be inspired to take on your biggest obstacle.

(PS: Kara is also a senior editor over at Tea with Lemon and the author of California Kara. Just in case you need more of her. Which you will.)

(PSS: Fuck cancer.)


I’m getting allergy tests done soon, so I have to be off my beloved Allegra and Singulair until the appointment. And you know what that means. Yep, I turn into Sloth from Goonies. Funny thing, that post has had over 30,000 page views, which is a shit-ton of page views for this little ol’ blog. (Seriously, I’m lucky if I hit two hundred views on a post.) According to the Blogger stats (that I only sort of understand), a bunch of people in the U.K. keep Googling “Sloth” and “Goonies” and happening upon my post. Hey, whatever works, right?

Tune in next week!

You come up with a whole bunch of ideas for new inventions when you become a mom for the first time. Next week, I’ll share a few of mine, and you can tell me if they’re dumb or ingenious.

Have a great weekend, friends!