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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

At the core of it, I have not gotten rid of the highchair, because I have pictures of #NoBen and #StopThatAiden eating their 6 month ‘birthday’ cake in it. I performed all their haircuts except the most recent in THAT CHAIR.

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  I just love daylight savings time in Washington, where we enjoy less sleep, the sun wakes my children up too early, and it stays light until the ungodly hour of at least 8:00 pm, making my children think it’s acceptable to stay up past 6:30 pm, which is highly disruptive to me (who wakes …

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Hello, Officer, I’d like to report an abduction. An abduction? Three actually. You’re reporting three abductions? Yes. It was aliens, I think.  One abduction seems to be for the better, so I’d like to leave that one alone, but the other two are not good. So not good. Ma’am, have you been drinking? No way, …

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Every New Year’s Eve, Dreamy and I reflect on the highlights and lowlights of the year, how we progressed with our previous year’s goals and set goals for upcoming year. Once upon a time, this involved us sitting quietly together, sipping our sparkling grape juice and ringing in the New Year at midnight. Things have …

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I read something really funny on one of my mommy feeds the other day. It was called something like ‘Ten ways to know if you have a strong-willed child.’ Let me save you some reading…if you need ten clues, you most definitely do NOT have a strong-willed child. On the other hand, if you Do …

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Because there is not much else going on in the world this week, I have been slightly obsessing on bunk beds. Let me explain. About six months ago, after #NoBen figured out how to fling himself out of his crib, we converted the cribs to toddler beds to avoid broken arms (and in Aiden’s case, …

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I just looked at the calendar and realized that in less than a month, I will have three kids in preschool! This doesn’t even seem possible. Now mind you, it’s only a few hours a couple times a week, but next year, Bisky will be in Kindergarten all day, every day. I honestly don’t know …

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So I think I’ve entered into a massive identity crisis.  I used to laugh about the fact that I needed 4 different lives to live all the different things I wanted to do.  Maybe it’s because I’m third-aged (as opposed to middle aged, seeing as how I plan to live to 120) but it’s dawning …

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