Category: Parenthood

  • Month 100, 101 and 102

    Month 100, 101 and 102

    Dear Olivia, I feel like a ping pong ball at the moment between school, work, extracurricular activities and just with life in general. You might be asking yourself, why am I no longer writing these letters to you more often? Am I no longer interesting? Are my interactions with you unworthy of a blog post? Do I […]

  • Month 98 & 99

    Month 98 & 99

    Dear Olivia, The holidays are over and despite it being my favorite time of year, I’m excited to send you and your brother back to school. I need routine like nobody’s business and when you’re both here at the house, asking what the plans are for the day, I stress. Not to mention you and Miles […]

  • Month 93

    Month 93

    Dear Olivia, These last four weeks of summer have been hard. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of not having a routine or you miss your friends or it’s your age or you’re just being an asshole but these first weeks of summer have been difficult for you. It seems like I can’t do […]

  • The O’Donnells Take On the Fair

    The O’Donnells Take On the Fair

    The Summer of Awesome is moving along (much faster than I anticipated) and an absolute activity for any summer is a trip to the Alameda County Fair. Every year I’m reminded how dirty and expensive the fair is but nonetheless, I find myself year after year looking forward to it.

  • Summer of Awesome Update

    Summer of Awesome Update

    Summer of Awesome is well under way and first on the list was a classic movie. Last summer, we unknowingly created a tradition of watching a classic movie after Olivia’s swim meets. We’re always dead exhausted and end up crashing on the couch. Normally, the kids whine and sulk if we put on anything other than The […]

  • Summer of Awesome

    Summer of Awesome

    Summer is here and I’m prepared to make this the most awesome, epic summer that ever was! Well, that we’ve ever had. The kids are doing minimal activities and despite me working now, I’m ready to embark on a summer filled with endless possibilities. In other words, I’m ready to summer like a ten year […]

  • Month 79

    Month 79

    Dear Olivia, As you get older, friends are becoming much more important and prominent in your day-to-day activities. This is normal and expected but I really struggle with other people’s children. Majority of the kids I meet are bossy or are downright moody. I have my own struggles–I don’t need to tolerate any more children […]

  • My life according to the camera

    My life according to the camera

          What have we been up to?? Besides spoiling our Corgi, Fabrizio, rotten with lots of walks, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with cotton candy bigger than our heads, numerous trips to the library and a discovery of an awesome place called Studio Grow.  We went here for a birthday party and the […]

  • 20 Baby Products Great For Traumatizing Infants

    20 Baby Products Great For Traumatizing Infants

    Cracked has a great article posting the worst 20 baby products ever invented.  You can see the entire list here but these are a few of my favs: **MANUAL SNOT SUCKER Just the idea made me puke in my mouth a little bit. **PO-KNEE You just know every creepy uncle and local pervert thanked the […]