Tag Archives: New Orleans

Like a Phoenix Rising From the Trashes

This is it.  The end of another calendar year and holiday season.  In the usual fashion, this week has rocketed by.  Let’s see what happened: Crispi and I had a rather impromptu mother/daughter day in New Orleans.  I really like … Continue reading

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Blonde Momshell

In keeping with my theme of getting back into the world and away from romper room, my mom and I did something pretty daring (for us):  we ditched the kids and husbands and drove down to New Orleans.  There were … Continue reading

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Necessity Is the Mommy of Invention

At long last, Will starts his new job today.  Over the weekend, he transitioned from stressed, to worried, to excited.  I know he’ll be fine and do well.  He just needs to realize that.  After an hour there, he’ll be … Continue reading

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Trial By Journey

Once upon a time, my mom and I went on a mother-daughter trip to New Mexico.  I have a whole a lot of fond memories of that trip, including -I’m ashamed to say- me acting like a butt.  I remember … Continue reading

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House of the Rising Son (and Daughter)

I love my kids.  Really, I do.  And I love my husband.  Most of the time.  All that being said, Will and I have not been having a really great time lately, separately or apart.  First there was me being … Continue reading

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Different Strokes for Indifferent Folks

We’ve been lucky in how healthy and hearty Stella has been.  While that’s a function of nature more than anything, we have also tried not to coddle her too much.  We don’t want a wee little drama queen if we … Continue reading

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House of the Rising Wing

We had a pretty big (for us) weekend.  Some friends of ours who have a little girl 6 days older than Stella arranged for a group to meet at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.  While we have … Continue reading

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A pumping we will go

Many moons ago, I did break down and buy a car charger for the breast pump.  I figured that due to my job, I would occasionally get caught out somewhere where I could not access a nice quiet locked room … Continue reading

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More than ok

While I feel very guilty for saying this, another baby has been very much on my mind (or in the back of it).  As much as I am absolutely in love with Stella, I can’t seem to completely shake that … Continue reading

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