Not just ANY dishwashing liquid…

Not just ANY dishwashing liquid…

Three words: Heirloom Dishwashing Liquid. This fine specimen of liquified soap, with which one might cleanse the scum and villainy off of one's dishes – indeed, both fine china AND the plain wooden trenchers off of which one consumes everyday mutton chops and boiled potatoes – was passed down through your family over generations. Your dear GrandMaMa, God rest her…
Skinned knees

Skinned knees

Just when you think your child has really matured, is great at handling a lot of things on his own (not to mention correctly a large portion of the time), and maybe doesn't actually need you watching him like a hawk all the time, he does something to remind you that yes, he is very much still a little kid.…
Little monster drawings

Little monster drawings

I love this drawing! What a great monster! And the next few are not monsters, actually, but I love them too. A cat with tongue sticking out: A flying mouse, a cat and a kitten: And a mouse on roller skates:
The Saga of Perioral Dermatitis

The Saga of Perioral Dermatitis

Sounds exotic, doesn't it? (Or slightly dirty) It really just refers to a red, bumpy, non-itchy, otherwise unexplainable rash around the mouth and lower part of the face. It started happening back in July, and at the time I thought that I was having an allergic reaction to something. I am allergic to both benzoyl peroxide (found in some acne…
Walking Dead, and a surprising find

Walking Dead, and a surprising find

Today I stayed home from work because I wasn't feeling well. I don't have the flu or anything (thankfully) but I think that the work-related stress from the past couple of months is catching up with me in the form of mild migraines and a lowered immune system. I had a nasty headache yesterday afternoon at work and it came…
Little butts

Little butts

Yesterday, while we were making hummus together, Jamieson asked me if he could eat some of the chickpeas out of the colander before we added them to the blender. The boy loves his chickpeas, for sure. And then he said, "Mom, I really love chickpeas. Do you know why?" I said, "No, sweetie, why?" And he said, "Because they look…
Finding a place of odd semi-satisfaction

Finding a place of odd semi-satisfaction

Over the past two and a half years, I have lost 40 pounds. Losing weight has never been easy for me,  and I am extremely proud of myself for managing to do this. I am still too heavy (by about 25 pounds)... and I don't hate myself. Actually,  I am mostly satisfied with how I look and feel. HOW IS…
Lunchbox notes #1

Lunchbox notes #1

Although we do not have the time or energy to create amazing works of art on Jamieson's brown bag lunches every day (not to mention that he doesn't use a brown bag, so that would be problem #1), like this talented parent does, we are putting forth an effort to put funny and/or meaningful notes in his lunch box several…
A very eventful few days

A very eventful few days

Jamieson woke up at 5 a.m. last Thursday throwing up. He continued to throw up pretty much everything he drank (he wasn't interested in eating) for most of the day, and took several naps. I was worried that he was getting dehydrated so we took him to the pediatrician, who of course said he would be fine. The pediatrician gave…