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Lisa .. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I'm Lisa and I have six kids. Whew, I'm glad that's out of the way! I know six sounds like a crazy number. I never set out to have so many kids. People with a bunch of kids always make me picture the women that won't make eye contact and wear the long skirts. And home-school. That's not me. ... Full Bio
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The Pajina Monolouges (again) by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sweet little baby Marin is now 18 months old. All parents know that 18 months can be a difficult age, that’s when the tantrums generally kick in, but toddlers this age are ... Read on »
Baby and Bugs (Or, What Kind of Monster Does She Think I am?) by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today I had the baby in the bathroom with me while I took a bath. Unfortunately, she was not the only member of the audience. There was also a cricket waiting patiently to h ... Read on »
I had an appointment with a po ... by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had an appointment with a podiatrist today. Prior to my appointment, I was scheduled to stop by the hospital to have x-rays of my feet. I was taken back fairly quickly. Th ... Read on »
Marin is Four Now.... by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few days ago, my morning started out bad. The downstairs toilet was clogged, all the clocks in the house were blinking announcing the precise time when the pow ... Read on »
Marin by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Marin heard something on the news about Mitt Romney going to New Hampshire and asked, "Who's getting a hamster?" Read on »
House by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The new construction is coming along nicely. The upstairs has walls now. The windows and doors are in. Most of the appliances have been purchased but I am still shopping ... Read on »
Because the World Needs to Know by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You know how people bore you by telling you about the dream they had? Then you’re all “cool, what happened next?” but really wanting to shoot yourself in the face? ... Read on »
The BIG Project of 2011 by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I mentioned the house project in a previous post. It's coming along nicely. Now that the roof trusses are up, things have gone more quickly. T ... Read on »
The Bug Trauma by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m not a big fan of bugs. Marin however, thinks bugs are fun. Recently she was playing in the yard and yelled at me to come lo ... Read on »
Falls Under the Category of WTF? by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was shopping on Amazon for some vitamin B today. Since Pleasantville is pretty small, we don't have everything available here in town at a great price. I fo ... Read on »
The One Where I Could Have Been Buried Under the House by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, we have this big house project going on. My contractor is my dad. The savings is tremendous but the other result is that I have to do things that I normally would ... Read on »
The One With No Title by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hello? Hello? Anyone still out there? Is this the time where I make the excuses for not posting? I’m going to skip that part and go ahead and move on to new business ... Read on »
Three is FUN by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You might be surprised by the magnitude of the mess that can be created by just one three year old and just one package of instant oatmeal. I know I was. Read on »
I'm Back by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting But just briefly, since I have to cook dinner next. I just had to tell both of the readers I have left what's coming next. I have an interview scheduled with Mamie White f ... Read on »
Big News by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My oldest son, Noah and his wife, Cassie are having a baby! I should let you know something right up front though. By my calculations, that means I'm going to be an aunt. ... Read on »
I Believe (one more time.....) by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is something that I wrote a couple of years ago. I was just reminded of writing it after the death of a family friend a few days ago. I know she shared many of my sam ... Read on »
Triple-Amputee Barbie by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So the dog likes Barbie dolls. I can't even bring myself to discuss Ken's fate. Let's just say it wasn't pretty. This dog stuff is all new to me since I haven't had o ... Read on »
One of My Favorite Dogs by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There once was a dog named Abby Rae, Whose tongue stuck out halfway, It wasn't meant to be rude Or express a bad mood, It just happened to be that way all ... Read on »
Holiday Shopping! by Lisa .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I wanted to share a special holiday promotion from the nicest people in skincare. The coupon code is FF25 and it will get you an extra 25% off your order. Just go to SkinM ... Read on »