Many of us spend far too much on Christmas. Keep two things in mind…
“Not every homemade Christmas ornament is display-worthy. You know it and I know it.”
I don’t have the world’s best restraint. What do you recommend?
We also survived snowy road conditions and boring moments throughout the trip.
We’re celebrating our first Christmas in our new home.
Getting my 84-year-old great aunt to our family’s Thanksgiving feast was no small feat.
Author archive: Melissa Cruickshank
Two toddlers fighting over a toy is hilarious – until it’s your own kid.
For me, it’s the spa. For my 2-year-old, it’s time out. Yep, really.
They go away, if slowly and sporadically. Right?
I thought we were raising our kids to be open-minded. Who cares if a classmate is gay?
The evil ones are at the zoo, too.
My sister has switched alliances from Team Melissa to Team Cambria.
It is not the place for a germaphobe mom or a toddler too easily trampled by big kids.
Even this miscarriage.
One of the most special people in my life is my Nana. She’s not my Grandma. In fact, we’re not even related. My parents lived across the street from her and her husband before I was born. As a nurse… »
We realize we aren’t the first moms to complain about the goody bag phenomenon. I am sure we are not alone when we declare that, back in the good old days, WE did not force our moms to give away… »
Before I had you, life was very, very different.
After drowning in snow and ice and everything (not) nice AND being stuck indoors with our angelic children (ahem), here are a few thoughts about the last couple weeks: – We don’t care what you believe in – someone, somewhere… »
I left my sister alone with Cambria for five minutes. Apparently, five minutes is all she needed for a mustache, goatee, monocle and a tear drop tattoo. On a 1-year old. In pen. My sister, whom Cambria (and now the… »
I have joint custody of Cambria. Not with my husband, but with Miss Roxanne and Miss Barb, her childcare teachers. We drop Cambria off at 8 a.m. and pick her up at 4:30 p.m. Cambria goes to bed at 7:30… »
Yes, we are friends in real life.
You know those friends who remind you to breathe when life is crumbling?
I’m lucky to have two of them.
I have it.
I don’t want to look like Beyonce. I just want to fit into my pre-baby clothes.
It never occurred to me that I could have problems conceiving. That wasn’t part of my plan.
With my 20s coming to a close, I’ve had lots of questions about how I’m coping. I think I’m coping better than everyone who is asking me. Come July, my mom will have a 30-year-old daughter. And my friends will… »