Monthly Archives: September 2011

My New Donna Reed Show Ring Tone Makes Me Smile

My husband surprised me with a new ring tone last week It’s the theme to the Donna Reed Show, a sit-com that premiered in 1959 and ran eight seasons. The show was wonderful, and now whenever my phone rings I become ridiculously happy, no matter who it is.

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Hey lady, why don’t ya focus on your kid?

While my husband ran into the bank today, I sat in the car and listened to the BBC news. There’s trouble in Barundi, the announcer said. And more trouble in Libya and Afghanistan. I switched the station to classic rock.

Through the window I could see a mother coming down the sidewalk with a baby stroller. It was one of those umbrella models, the kind that flight attendants used to let me take on the plane. The mother wore shorts and a summer top, and took Continue reading

My new granddaughter arrived tonight. Just wait till her two-year-old brother finds out!

We got a pretty neat phone call this evening. My son said that he and his wife were on their way to the hospital. It was time for baby number two to make her appearance.

My daughter-in-law’s mom met them at the hospital and took Jude, their two-and-a-half year-old, to her home for the night. Fortunately, there’s lots of love to go around in a pinch.

After a blessedly short labor, little Kadence Alesandra came into Continue reading

Confessions of a Chile Addict: I Weaned My Babies onto Salsa!!

Here’s the truth: My children were weaned right from the breast onto green chile. They’d sit in their cute little high chairs, point at the bowl of salsa on the table and grunt, “Unh, unh!” And anyone with half a brain knows “unh, unh” means “want something.”

So around 18 months, I figured it was time. The rest of the family dipped. Why shouldn’t they?

Besides, I thought it was great for hand-eye coordination.

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