Another year, always my son

A Minion meme that showed up in my news feed features a minion dressed as a baby — diaper, paci and little blue cap — under the words, “Sons are a blessing, especially mine. I love my son.” How appropriate that it shows up just two days before...

Date nights with little darlings

As February winds down and this mommy plans to resume more consistent blogging (a large project, now finished, took precedence the past week), the subject of parent/child dances takes the floor. Valentine’s Day — that holiday where you shower your...

Keeping it together

Just like Linus, my son loves his blanket. Just like that “Peanuts” character, the favorite blanket is blue. Unlike Linus, however, Jacob’s blanket has begun to show signs of wear and tear. Literally. “Linus Blankie” sported holes lately...

Savoring mommy-son moments

Grocery shopping. Ugh. Seriously, shopping for food requires lots of work — loading the shopping cart, unloading at checkout, bagging the merchandise if doing self-checkout (or shopping at Aldi), loading the bags into the car, unloading the car and —...

Mommy needs to recover

I took time to nurse my sick self not once, but twice, last week. As much as we don’t like to admit it, moms can, and do, get sick. Of course, the old adage goes that no matter what, sick or not, mom has to hold it together like glue, be like an engine that...