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A Trip Away by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was last minute invited to New York City on a sponsored trip. Without thinking too much about it - I think it took five seconds - I said yes. I badly ... Read on »
What I Want My Kids to Know by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I remember when I had my first baby. There were so many decisions to be made! So many things to worry about. I felt nearly paralyzed by the choices. Bre ... Read on »
More Snow than Sand by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I live at the beach. We have a hurricane close call or warning just about every year. Snow? It's just not something you think about when you think Beach ... Read on »
Feelings and Power and Validity by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This post is going to be long, rambly, and scattered – in other words, just like every other post ever written on this here blog. But first, I want t ... Read on »
How to Make Meyer Lemon Marmalade by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've seen Meyer lemons in the store, but never cooked with them. I've heard an awful lot about them though. when I saw them at the store this past week, ... Read on »
It rhymes with "Schmericka's Fest" by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have worn glasses since I was about seven years old. Very strong, very thick, Coke bottom glasses. When I was a child, the fashion was to wear a big l ... Read on »
Movies You Just Didn't "Get" by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, because I'm watching sooo much more tv than typical - read, ever - I was on the sofa watching the Today show when the Academy Award Nominees were an ... Read on »
Games in the Grocery Store by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Being laid up with The Bronchitis, I've spent a few days in bed. More than a few. I'm on day FIVE and although I have no fever and I'm coughing less, it ... Read on »
It Started Wednesday by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling, well, a little bit out of sorts. I also started to cough during the night. Having so many asthmatics in the house, ... Read on »
In the New Year, I Shall…. by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting not make any New Year's Resolutions. :) I have done that before, with great and not so great results. I resolved once to finally and for all time lo ... Read on »
Whittling Down to Bullet Points by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm meeting a new person this week, and for many reasons that are mostly way too boring to discuss, it is important that this person know a lot about me ... Read on »
Color Makes Every Birthday Better by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It all started, innocently enough - like most things do - in Target. She spotted this cake mix, and all bets were off. This was it, she declared. TH ... Read on »
This (Next) Year by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There are just a few hours left in 2013. On the whole, it wasn't a very good year personally. I'm not going to lie and wax nostalgic. In many ways, I wi ... Read on »
Making Marshmallows by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Thank you so very much for your beautiful comments, emails and texts in regards to my last post. I'm not going to deny that I'm struggling, and this is ... Read on »
There are No Coincidences by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday was a very bad day for me. For whatever reason, I was very emotional. I was on the verge of tears for most of the day. Every time that ... Read on »
Twenty-Four by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Twenty four years is a long time.  I was newly 20. And I do mean newly.  He was not. He was older, divorced, with children - and people thought ... Read on »
Holiday Check In by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it's coming up - as of today, we have 13 days.  Less than two weeks.  Are you feeling the pinch yet? St ... Read on »
Grief, Man by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Grief. For some reason - hubris, probably -  I thought that I could escape it. I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal. I mean, for real, people pass ... Read on »