Friday, September 14, 2012

Less Paperwork and What I Know For Sure (this week)

The piles of paper have begun stacking up on the counter top. Picture forms, back to school newsletters, class T-shirt information slips, book orders and more.  We've already lost one child's homework, but luckily it was found before we left for school.

"I need to get organized.  I need a system," I told my husband last night.  "Or I need more drawers to stuff all this stuff in."

"Yup," he nodded.  "I've heard you say that for 14 years."

Piles, junk drawers...that's how I roll.  And that's why I am so much better at being a summer time parent.  Less paperwork.  I know that for sure.

Here's what else I know for sure (this week):

  • Moms, and really everyone, should lose the guilt about watching realty TV.  It's one of my tips on how to take care of yourself in my MomPulse video.  Check it out:

  • Okay, wait, I take that should lose the reality TV guilt unless you are watching HoneyBooBoo.  Sorry, I can't do that.
  • Haircuts make kids look older.  I am a fan of the floppy long hair, or as my pal (and hair stylist extraordinaire) Gloria calls it, Wade's "signature shaggy look."  But when your 2 year old who doesn't know too many words is asking for a hair cut, it's time.  But now that 2 year old looks older, more like 3 or 4. Sigh.  But still such a cutie-patootie.
The before and after of little Wade.

  • ZZ Ward singing + clips from TV shows from the 1970s= Brilliance.  Enjoy this video, I think it's so fun.

  • The Today show sucks now. Even though I felt like I was cheating on someone, I switched my morning news shows.  The Today show just feels like Entertainment Tonight, sometimes more like Extra.  So, after 20+ years of watching Today before classes in college, work or my stay at home work with babies and kids, I switched to Good Morning America.

  • I am more in love with Instagram than ever.  

  • Pink is my pop music sister soul mate.  Not to sound too stalker-y, but I think, no I know, that I love her. Almost every song feels like it could be my song.  Too creepy? Maybe.  I uploaded seven of her songs here that I think help tell my story, but then realized that was a bit much.  Here is an awesome Lyric video of a song from her new CD and one of my all time FAVORITE songs that sums up divorce so well from a child's perspective, Family Portrait.  

Are We All We Are Lyric Video

Pink-Family Portrait

  • I love having a daughter. The end.

Here's my Lulu--all freckles, blue eyes and mischief.  She is undoubtedly about to say something very funny.

What do you know for sure (this week)?  Share what you know in the comments here or on Facebook.  Don't be shy, I want to know what you know.


  1. I feel the same way about P!nk... Maybe we're triplets. BAWAHAHA
    I'm drowning in paperwork too... This weekend I've gotta do SOMETHING
    I'll be surfing Pinterest today!!!!!

    1. Pink triplets! I love it. I agree Pinterest is a great place to get ideas, now I just have to actually follow through. If you find something good let me know if you find something that works for you!

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