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Who Are You? by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ok, I'll bite. At the very least, it will give me something to try to complete - my follow through rate on stuff is abysmal. Case in point - these prompts are supposed ... Read on »
New Year's Resolution, The Friends Version by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I tried this in 2013. I was gifted an enormous coffee cup - I mean, HUGE - it's a decoration, no one can drink out of it - and I had the kids help me make a memory cup. ... Read on »
Memory and Remembering and Losing Yourself by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In December, I read  Still Alice .  Mostly, I bought it because I had a gift certificate and needed to buy a book to read and the premise looked - intriguing.  ... Read on »
A Year in Review by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's my most favorite post of the year, one that takes me forever and ever to write and I get wrapped up in reflecting exactly how I screwed up spent the past year. I e ... Read on »
So, Yeah, High Expectations and All That Jazz by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I do it to myself every year, but this year was probably the worst in my memory. Starting December 1, I toss myself into a feverish holiday frenzy. I plan. I plot. ... Read on »
Holiday and Party Foods by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's the week before Christmas and we are all frantic with lots and lots of parties, gifts to buy, responsibilities, concerts, recitals - and one of the areas with whic ... Read on »
One Year Later by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I pulled out my dressy winter coat Tuesday night for a walking event (We went to Unsilent Night , and it was super cool), and as one does, I put my hand into the pocket ... Read on »
A Few of My Favorite Things by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My good friend Kendra wrote a post about her favorite things, and because I am nothing if not a lemming - I copied and borrowed.  Ok, fine. Enough already. I stole ... Read on »
Let's Play a Pre Christmas Game by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Let's pretend that a friend pulled out all of the gifts she'd bought for her family.  Let's pretend that this friend had a large family to buy for, and let's preten ... Read on »
At My House : An Old Fashioned Meme by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was getting my hair done this past week, I grabbed a magazine - the only time I ever read magazines is when I'm getting my hair done. I used to love them, and ha ... Read on »
People Are Fascinating by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Probably one of my most favorite activities to do - when I have time enough to do it - is people watch.  Especially if you are in an environment that, by it's very ... Read on »
The Morning Routine by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There's a funny thing going around, in which women share their morning routines . It's a riff off of an article in which 12 Women Leaders share their routines .  Ro ... Read on »
Hello? Hello? Is This Thing On? by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Geez. Give me a blog and a bunch of new Facebook fans and I fall off the face of the internet.  Let's play catch up.  First - I know that everyone is on pins an ... Read on »
One Day More - the Grocery Edition by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was going to have my daughter sing this, but it never quite worked out. To the tune of "One Day More" from Les Mis, just put the song on and read along. :)   ... Read on »
Balance Isn't Just a Ballet Activity by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yes, that's me. Yes, that's my leg. No, I do not have any shame at all. Read on »
Everyone Has Baggage by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I love to go to the airport. I travel - not a ton, but a couple of times a year, and the airport is a fascinating place to spend time.  I've never been to Heathrow ... Read on »
Notes of Affirmation by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the month of November, I am performing what, in my mind, is an experiment on my personal Facebook page. Every day, I pick two of my friends, at random, and I leave a ... Read on »
It's Either Laugh or Cry by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Soooooo, yeah. Let's talk about Wednesday.  Actually, no. I'd prefer to never talk about Wednesday. I'd prefer to think it just - poof! - vanished into thin air, va ... Read on »
Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I dunno. Maybe I'm turning into a food blogger.  The thing with having a kid with multiple food allergies is that you really kinda can't trust food from most places ... Read on »
What It's Like to Raise a High Functioning Kid by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, you have a kid who registers "off", and you take that kid for evals, plural, and therapies, plural, and you deal with issues, plural, and you spend years doing this ... Read on »