My week: from zen mama to sloth lover

After a bizarrely sultry weekend at the beach – so totally unlike me to go for a splash, see Beached Wail for details – I headed back to the office on Monday after two weeks away, totally transformed. I was a Zen Mama!

zen mama

Husband has been rather scathing about my zen demeanor. He’s convinced it won’t last. But I spent five whole days of juggling work and family and I’m doing just fine. Take THAT Husband.

I also gave up Diet Coke – and posted this hilarious link on the 25 Signs You’re Addicted to Diet Coke to my Facebook page – and curbed my pinot grigio intake. I wish I could say I gave up burgers and fries as well, but I would be lying.

I reminisced about the time the groom at our Southern wedding babysat my kids when they were teeny Sprogs in New York. His tips for child-minding afterwards included: “When a child stares at you with absolutely no expression, it means something has gone wrong (i.e. their milk is all over the floor and they are hoping you won’t notice).”

tooth fairy

I celebrated my 1000th blog post in less than two years and announced to Twitter that I was a machine. The post included the letter above, which I am quite taken by.

Photo: Sloth cuddles up with its new best friend. The cat doesn't seem to mind all the hugging or the giant claws <3</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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I got a bit busy on Friday and didn’t have time to blog, but I made up for it with a video of a sloth cuddling a cat. You really haven’t lived until you’ve seen a sloth cuddling a cat. Click here for a giggle.

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I also shared 5 recipes my kids love eating for dinner. Click to see what they are (no spag bol in sight!)

iGossip: Mariah renews her wedding vows at Disneyland

Over at iVillage, gossip highlights (click on the links for more info) included the police recording of Reese Witherspoon’s disorderly conduct that lead to her arrest (cringeworthy in the extreme!); Gwyneth Paltrow advising that blow jobs and not placing any demands on your husband are the way to avoid divorce; Mariah Carey shutting down Disneyland so she could renew her wedding vows for the fifth time in fairytale style; Lindsay Lohan packing 270 outfits for rehab; Jessica Alba confessing she wore a double corset day and night for three months to get back in shape after her baby; Catherine Zeta Jones checking into a mental health facility for a 30-day stint; and Tori Spelling confessing she sleeps with a chicken.

Other fun stuff from iVillage included this adorable video of a duckling snoring (I’m a bit animal video obsessed at the moment).

While a story about a victim of domestic violence who blames herself for her daughter’s death made me cry.

Meanwhile, a confession by a new dad that he dropped his baby went berko on the site.


Last but not least, I was blown away by what this kindy teacher did for her gravely ill student.

Now, tell me about your week …

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