Archive for the ‘Motherhood’ Category

Little Steps

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by by Smacksy

“How about some dinner, Bob? Are you feeling up to that?”

“Yeah, I’m starving.”

“I bet you are. You didn’t eat anything while you were sick. What sounds good?”

“Because I’m so hungry, I’m gonna have to go with a really, really, really big Popsicle.”


Where Would That Be On the Map?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by by Smacksy

“Mom? You know how some people are Jewish?”

“I do.”

“Well there’s a kid at my school who’s gibberish.”

“That’s not a thing you can be.”

“Well, the teacher said the kid was speaking gibberish.”


“So at least I know he has a gibberish accent.

Do Ugly Babies Exist?

Friday, January 31st, 2014 by by Karith

Now some of y’all are going to have some issues with this post, but I’m not here to people please, (well, not entirely.) I’m here to tell it like it is and to tell the truth- and hopefully give you a chuckle. As a mother of an almost toddler with a new one on the way I am smack dab in the middle of the baby storm. Part of this “Babynado”, if you will, includes the much heated debate on whether or not babies can or can’t be ugly?

I hope this blog entry clears it up. The answer y’all is YES! A resounding YES. I know, I know I’m supposed to say all babies are gifts from God and they are beautiful. I DO believe that ALL babies are gifts from God, but they are not all asthetically pleasing to the eye. Am I lying?! (more…)

Fun in the Snow

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by by BrookeLeiberman

These photos were taken before we had a snowstorm and the snow was beautifully soft and powdery. (more…)


First Star

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by by Smacksy

“Look, Mom! The first star of the night! I’m making a wish.”

“Before you make your wish you’re supposed to say, ‘Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.’”

“No. I don’t think I need to that.”

“All right. take your chances…”

“How did that go again?”

The Gospel According to Karith: What I Would Tell My Pre-Pregnant Self

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by by Karith

While being a mother has truly been the most awesome thing I have ever done in terms of love, time, energy and effort there are things I wish I would have known/done before I became one.

I’m not mad, but feel like my friends who did this before me should have done a better job of warning me. Maybe they did, but like most impending moms I was just too excited/ scared/ nervous to listen, and my friends just did their due diligence by reassuring me that it was all going to be okay. And that’s what good friends are supposed to do.

I do vaguely remember a few friends and my mother saying something like, “You’re going to be so tired after the new baby gets here, that you need to sleep when the baby sleeps.” Which is all great in theory (more…)


Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by by Smacksy

“So, Mom? While you were gone, me and Dad played some tennis over at the court at the middle school.”

“He taught you how to play today?”

“Yeah, he did some serves.”


“And then we did some ballies.”

“I think you mean ‘volleys.’”

“Come on, Mom. It’s ballies, cause we’re playing with a ball and everything.”


Snow Angels

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by by Charla

The daycare is up and running again, after a wonderful holiday. However, with the deep freeze that Toronto was experiencing, we have been stuck inside for two whole days! Minus 25 degree or more with the wind chill is just not okay to trek out in if we don’t have to. And since Noah and B. are not yet back at school, we have had the luxury of avoiding it.


New Year, New Baby!

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by by Karith

‘Cause why the heck not?! Some people plan their kids so they’re spaced out evenly over every couple of years.

Those people have the luxury of time. So if you can do that- more power to ya! Just for the record, I planned this baby too. I planned for it not to be still inside of me in the sweltering summer heat. (more…)

I’ve Made A Terrible Mistake……

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 by by Nina

When my oldest was born I was all like….”Yeah yeah yeah…..I got this. I won’t talk to her like she’s a baby, I won’t homeschool her. I won’t spoil her. I won’t blah blah blah…”. Then Lex was born and I was  all like “OH MY GOD HE IS NEVER LEAVING MY SIDE!!!!” See what getting old does to you? It makes you weak! Just terrible. For four years my son was always with me. We did everything together, the park, Chuck-E-Cheese, shopping….everything! He was never away from me. And he was very shy. His Dad and I thought that putting him in preschool would help him come out of his shell. It didn’t. Then came Kindergarten and we were so sure that this would be the year he really shined and showed everyone the brilliant child we saw at home every day. It wasn’t. First grade……I won’t even talk about first grade. It was so bad that I actually contemplated homeschooling him. That is actually what I really wanted to do. I wanted to keep him home, safe, with me. Forever. But I didn’t. We were moving to a new town and I thought “One more year. Let’s give this school a chance. Maybe it isn’t him.” and here we are, second grade, a new school and a new teacher. And things are still the same. BUT, his teacher isn’t like the others. She has taken the time to actually look deeper, and she has seen what we see every day. She just can’t get him to to show it. And do you know why??? Because of me. Me and my “OMG HE IS NEVER LEAVING MY SIDE!!!” I have bottled my son up (more…)