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Plunged Into Darkness

They say the hardest thing about raising children is remembering to bathe them four times a year. No, maybe that was three times a year. Before June, but after July? No matter, I’m here to tell you, the hardest thing about raising children [...]

Ten Worst Gifts to Give at a Baby Shower

How was everyone’s weekend? I hauled the twins around in a little red wagon until I thought I was going to have a heart attack. It was the longest three minutes of my life. But enough about my fit and active lifestyle. Also worth mentioning [...]

Can We Just Try This Day…Ok, WEEK, AGAIN?

So this past Friday Saturday, I stagger out of bed, exhausted (we’d been passing around a toddler stomach bug for the previous week) and I drink three cups of coffee just to be able to SEE straight. Being the AWESOME, sweet, loving, [...]

Too Fancy for the Grocery Store

Is it possible to drink so much coffee in twenty-four hours, you feel like you’re being stabbed in the kidney?   Just curious.   Anywho, how was everyone’s weekend? If you’re like moi, you thought outside the box, [...]

Are They Dead Yet?

Well, the season’s upon us. Sandal season? No, but you’ll find those flip flops will come in really handy when the realization the spiders have woken up sinks in. I’ll give you a moment. I’m not sure what things are [...]

Our Life is Like a Junk Drawer—Sticky, Ugly & Interesting

By Kristen Lamb Ah, it is time for spring cleaning. This past week I have been on a mission to simplify and organize. Yeah, easier said than done. I began with the refrigerator, battled the Spinach Ooze of Doom and The Casserole that Time Forgot. I [...]

Hello, Mr. Salvador Perez

There’s an old saying that goes, “If a Kellerman adopts an animal, there’s a seventy-eight percent chance they’ll misplace it.” I’m pretty sure I saw that etched on a wall somewhere. At any rate, while I [...]

Sticks and Stones

It’s been a busy week around the Split-level. As is the case for most households when a child flies off her bed and breaks her arm. Oh yes, our dear Sundance, after executing a Double Sow Cow and finding a soft plastic race track to land [...]

Babies and Crackers

I’m well aware I haven’t given may updates about Doc. So, before we go any further, please know he still lives with us. Okay, that’s cleared up, so let’s talk about some notable milestones, which, to the untrained eye, [...]

And Then the Dog Got Fat

I’m taking a brief timeout from a horrendously unsuccessful nap time to say hello and confirm the fact that, yes, right now, playing in traffic sounds delightful. Thanks for asking. But enough about me and how tempting the liquor’s [...]