Fillings and Fillers… Oy Vey

spa day clipart

When did going to the dentist become a spa experience? Nowadays, just walking into the waiting room feels like walking into the lobby of a luxurious hotel with a world-class spa awaiting you. Peaceful music and the sounds of the water feature fill the air. Soothing colors and decor welcome you. Sounds relaxing, right? Since when has going to the dentist become a relaxing experience? Usually Continue Reading

Delusional Shoposaurus… Oy Vey

Dino Day - Daddy, don't let him eat me

Like all moms, I was completely delusional before I had kids. All of my "mommy" friends told me so... as a matter of fact, they seemed to relish telling me so. Within days of becoming a mom, I started to think that they might be right. Now, almost 4 years into motherhood, I don't think they even came close to adequately describing how delusional I was. I also think they may be completely Continue Reading

Oy Vey… Pre-K


I recently went to the Pre-K open house at my son's school, and I sat there listening to the class teacher and school owner telling me how my soon-to-be 4-year-old will be reading, writing short paragraphs, learning world geography, and taking his first standardized test, and all I could think was...OY VEY! When did selecting the right Pre-K program become so important? Isn't college 13 years Continue Reading


I am the 40-something mother of two toddler boys, Isaac (Ike) and Max (Moose). After more than a decade as a techincal writer, I chose to be a stay-at-home mom, and I have no regrets... just a lot of "oy vey" moments. I have been married to Rahn for 11 years, and I really hope he's willing to put up with me for at least another 50. Continue Reading

10K… Oy Vey

running girl

Oy vey, do I hurt! But, I am extremely proud to say that my friend, Amynah, and I completed our very first 10k on February 16! Not only did we finish, but we did better than we ever expected. Following a run/walk interval format, our primary goal was to cross the finish line - even if it took 2 hours. Based on our training, we were hoping to finish in less than 1 hour and 40 minutes. When we Continue Reading

Oh Croc!

Ike's Crocs

Did anyone feel the Earth tilt a bit on its axis, see pigs flying around... or maybe see the devil walking around in a parka and mittens? I ask because I did something I swore I would never, under any circumstances, do... I bought Crocs for my kids. I know many people out there love them. I however, fit into the category of folks who thinks Crocs are so unattractive (and, in my opinion, Continue Reading

Kid’s Craft: Valentine’s Mailbox


This is the first year Ike is experiencing Valentine's Day beyond cards from family. He is finally in preschool and the giving and receiving of those funny little valentines is just a few days away. I would say we're lucky that we don't have to worry about him dating for another 12 or 13 years, but the years pass so quickly - it will be here before we know it. Because Ike has been sick, he Continue Reading