Category: The Mom Scene

Puzzles and sports bore me, but you should see me act out a Playmobil scene!

One of my friends recently confessed she felt guilty because she never played Playmobil with her son — whereas I, um, name all of our Playmobil figures and probably play it more than most children. But she is way better than me about playing…

Me, myself, and Kathleen Kelly

Every year in late August, I start channeling Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail, and waxing poetically about bouquets of freshly-sharpened pencils. Glossy duotangs! Packages of crisp white looseleaf! Brand-new boxes of crayons with perfectly-pointed wax tips!  I can’t believe I’ll be taking one…

Kiddie parties, chevron walls, and making mom-friends

When I’m not hanging out around Laptops to Lullabies, wiping kiddie bums, or watching old TV shows on Netflix (Darling Husband and I just started season two of 24 — we’re kinda behind the times), I’m usually working at my “afternoon” job — writing…