Last July 24th was a Sunday…

and I got to work on Patrick's strawberry cake with funfetti icing, as requested-- and as is the same selection for todayΒ πŸ˜‚. Later, my parents joined Patrick and me for his birthday lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. During lunch, I felt some new pains and, as the day went on, we began to time their [...]

DEAR HOPELESS #1: My Kids Don’t Clean Up

Before I officially kick off an advice column, I want to give a DEAR HOPELESS subthread and hashtag a shot. If others find me to be as therapeutic and helpful as my peers tend to, I'll make it more official! πŸ™‚ To kick us off, Brianna tweeted me (@hopelessMAblog) that she has a tough time [...]

Fisher Price Rock β€˜N Play: A Bassinet & Lost Sleep Alternative

If you’re here, you’re probably who I once was: the parent of a newborn, searching the internet desperately for any opportunity to sleep through the night.Β  As if suffering from sleep deprivation and being borderline-nervous breakdown aren’t enough, it seems like, every day, there’s a new scary article on baby sleep rules and regulations on [...]