Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Puppy’s Requests

Dear Evangeline, Our new puppy, Ripley, wants to have some words with you. As the matriarch of the household, I feel it is my responsibility to speak for her. There are five things, specifically, that Ripley would like to address: 1. I’m having a bit of trouble understanding why you can tear apart my toys and eat MY food, but… Read more →

On Turning a “Terrible” Two

Dear Evangeline, The “terrible twos” are upon us! Well, anyhow, that’s what we hear every time we walk out the front door. In reality, the “terrible twos” started back in August, when you were just 18 months-old. It was almost as if the moment you turned 18 months-old, our world was jerked upside down. You started to dance, to have… Read more →

A Papa Tomato Story

Dear Evangeline, Last week, your pop-pop and I were reminiscing about your great-grandfather, whom you lovingly nicknamed “Papa Tomato” shortly before his death this past summer. “That man just never stopped moving. He always had his hands in something. He just couldn’t sit still,” your pop-pop said to me with a nostalgic quiver, “It’s almost as if…well, it’s almost as… Read more →

(Not Your Typical) First Day of Preschool

Dear Evangeline, As the epic, cliched version of the story goes, today I was first supposed to take a picture of you smiling with your absurdly cute backpack on by our front door. Ideally, you’d be holding some version of sign reading, “my first day of preschool!” I think next I am supposed to put you in the car, drive you… Read more →

The $4.49/year Blogging Slave

Dear Evangeline, I have some really great news. Mommy’s blog netted the family an extra $4.49 in 2014- almost enough to buy a cup of #joe at school to get her through her 7pm Chemistry class. I have even better news for you, too, darling. Mommy is going to start writing a lot more because she is an utterly unreformed… Read more →

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