Monthly Archives: January 2011

An Actual Conversation: Oral Hygiene

When we moved into our new house a year ago, one of the bestest parts was having a Master Bathroom!  Squeeeee!  Don’t get me wrong, I really, really, really enjoyed sharing one bathtub with 4 other people.  It was great. … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Book Club

I am in a book club that started up the month Pickles was born.  I actually missed the first couple of books because I was, you know, having baby Pickles.  That means that this Spring our Book Club (that we … Continue reading

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Boys Morning Out: Please Touch Museum and Some Juice

Yesterday morning Husband was kind enough to take all three shorties to the Please Touch Museum in Philly. (Which Mamaw refers to as the Please Touch Me Museum, which is another place entirely.  In another part of town.  On the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Jersey Girl Cooks with Nutella (Squeeeee!)

You may remember me writing about my friend, Lisa, who is a fantabulous cook and blogger and understands my issues with Nutella.  (The first step is to admit that I am powerless over Nutella). Banana Nutella Muffins Hi. I’m Jersey … Continue reading

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Just to Clarify a Few Things: An Open Letter to the Shorties

There seems to be some confusion lately on Cloud 8 and I feel the need to take a moment to clarify a few things in the form of an open letter to the shorties. Dear Shorties: 1.  If I am … Continue reading

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I Want My Money Back: A List

When you have kids, there is so much money that flies out of the house it is ridiculous.  A lot of it is wasted on toys that they only play with once or stuff that gets broken immediately, or furniture … Continue reading

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And Now We Are *Exactly* Like Everyone Else.

When we unexpectedly had to replace our van, we wound up getting a used Honda Odyssey.  Yes, this is the same. damn. van. everyone else who has kids drives.  You can’t be too picky when buying a used van and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: So Are You EVER Going to Have Kids, or What?

I am lucky enough to have had fantastic college roommates.  Lots of them in fact, but I am still in touch with 4 of them.  Of those 4 who haven’t entered the witness protection program, my friend and former roomie … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Taking Pumpkin Pie For a Walk

With all this Gawdawful annoying lovely fun snow we’ve had recently and his recent growth spurt, Pumpkin Pie has found himself the proud owner of Pickles’ old snow coat.  It has a detachable snappy hood and covers his wrists nicely, … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Snow Days: 6:07 am – 8:17 am

Here is how my snow day morning went. 6:07 am: Phone (right beside my head) rings.  It was the automated recording of the PR person from Our Town’s school district telling me that the schools are closed and that we … Continue reading

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