Erin Perry O'Donnell » Archive
Around the time all the good Halloween candy was gone, I decided this was the year to dial down the Christmas gift-a-lanche. Seriously. Hell or high water. I mean it. I always mean it. We’re on a tight budget. To top it off, I had just quit a full-time job. I don’t even know how we … Read entire article »
How old is too old to still believe in Santa? I’m thinking 9. That’s my son’s age, and this is the year he has, reluctantly, begun letting go of the Santa myth. Secretly, I am a little relieved about his newfound skepticism regarding the Jolly Old Elf. He’s been on the fence so long I have … Read entire article »
Life is full of surprises when you’re a parent. So is your house. Heading into the 10-year mark of my career as a mom, I have learned to take many things in stride: shoes left in the bathroom, bikes left in the driveway, broccoli left on a plate. I don’t overlook them; they just don’t surprise … Read entire article »
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I wasn’t a strict baby-book keeper. Predictably, with each successive child I slacked off a little more. The raw materials are saved; the final product is just not final. So we’ll call them keepsake boxes. I say, it doesn’t matter how you document the special firsts in a child’s life as long as you have … Read entire article »
I had a great new idea bubbling over in my head and I couldn’t wait to share it with my husband. “My blog — the one I keep saying I’m going to start — I have a name for it!” He put on his “Honey, that’s great!” face and asked me to share. I paused for … Read entire article »