In this episode of What’s Shakin’, Christy shares a Favorite Find which also is symbolic of a key message at our Pink Tambourine Club workshops.
In sort-of chronological order, numbered for my own comfort:
1) I cried. I was not sad, just a little surprised and overwhelmed. Within one hour of taking the pregnancy test I had to walk out of my house and get on a plane for a business trip to effing Las Vegas.
2) I lost all my mommy-grody-mojo. Before becoming a parent, I couldn’t handle anything even remotely disgusting. Then I had my daughter and could handle lots of it. With another pregnancy, my capacity for “gross” disappeared again. One night “Boopsie” had the stomach flu and I couldn’t get within 10 feet of her without retching. It was 3 a.m. and Daddy-o had to do comforting and clean-up while I
My daughter Nora is a friend magnet. She and I recently spent a weekend encamped on the sixth floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts building in downtown Minneapolis. We were relegated to a grand old ballroom turned greenroom for Nora and dozens of frenetic, giggly ballerinas under the age of eight. Each ballet class was given their own little corner of the ballroom where the girls could participate in “quiet” activities while they waited, waited, waited for their two-and-a-half minute turn on a darkened stage. It was time for the spring ballet recital. And goofiness was in full bloom.
In the midst of my shushing and corralling duties, I couldn’t help but notice how Nora would Read More→
As if I need another thing to worry about. Right now, we are in the throes of preparing to move, taking care of a sick toddler (bronchitis AND an ear infection), working our full-time jobs, attempting a healthier-lifestyle overhaul and generally trying to keep it together.
Last weekend, in a fit of desire to feel organized and in control, I decided I would Read More→
I’m fortunate to have several friends who are gifted hosts. Some love to cook and bake, some have incredibly creative party theme ideas and they all know how to throw a great party.
Me? I’m not so gifted. I can’t ever seem to think of a truly creative party idea, I get overwhelmed by anything more than a small dinner and during any given week I’m satisfied to get myself, my husband and my kid Read More→