the home tome

what happens at home, stays at home… unless I write about it here

the home tome’s list of banned baby books

In honor of banned books week, I decided to ban some baby books. From our collection. At least for the time being. Please know that I very much believe in … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 19 Comments

Edward Scissorhands please cut my toddler’s hair

image source Dear Edward (can I call you Ed?), Let me start off by saying that I’m a huge fan of your work: I have long admired your Robert Smith-like … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 17 Comments

exclamations in celebration of my 200th post!

  (Apologies in advance to exclamation point haters – I know you’re out there! Please make an exception just this once, for I can find no other punctuation to adequately … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

mommy wash dishes: greetings from the kitchen sink

Sippy cups. Milk bottles. Tiny spoons. Funky bowls and plates meant to make mealtime more fun. Last night’s nasty pan still reeking of salmon. Ad infinitum. Motherhood has changed many … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 13 Comments

happy five to my hilarious hubs

Getting all the details sorted out for our wedding five short years ago… Before I met my husband, Rob, I didn’t believe in miracles. Now I do. In honor of … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 12 Comments

good bye-bye summer

Wait, summer! Summer! Come back! Instead of lamenting all the things we didn’t do this summer (for example, we didn’t picnic, we didn’t barbeque even once though the grill’s replacement … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

inherited: my mother things

My mother would have turned 79 today. As some of you know, she passed away at the end of December on the night of my son’s first birthday. Since then, … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 31 Comments

why my hair looks like this (after baby)

First of all, thank you so much for not saying anything about my hair. Because we all know I’d prefer that it looked much much better than this. Any face … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

is there anything crazier than childbirth?

Ian, one day old /new What’s miraculous, crazy and painful ALL OVER? Childbirth. And it seems to me that every birth story has a good dose of surprise to maximize … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

maybe I’m not smart enough to be a parent (oops too late)

I don’t know how you’re feeling about your intelligence these days, but mine is definitely in question. I’m tempted to build myself up here by listing all of my academic … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 12 Comments

some burning questions about cracked pepper

Last night I made a simple salad with arugula (a.k.a. rockets) which, as many of you know, is leafy green with a rather “peppery” flavor. I put some cracked pepper … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 10 Comments

why a water table is one of the best investments we’ve ever made

image source (fyi, I did not get paid for or compensated in any way for the following post.) Before becoming a parent, I’d heard of water beds, but not water … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 22 Comments

there’s a carrot in my shoe and other developments

Announcement: the home tome headquarters have recently gone through a significant reorganization. This includes changes in both staffing and office space. First, we have a new CEO. He has been … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

thoughts while scraping gum off the bottom of my son’s tiny shoe

This is the most tedious micro-management project yet. Except lessĀ  management and more tedium. But I must [scrape] get rid [scrape] of this glob [scrape with disgust from another angle] … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

exclusive preview of the baby scrapbook I’ll never get around to

This is the scrapbook I bought more than a year ago when our son was still napping twice a day and pretty much immobile. (He is now 17 months old, … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 9 Comments

on the fence

Let me share with you a frightening formula: corner lot + busy street + toddler who is clearly going to be an Olympic sprinter (as long as races are held … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 12 Comments

note to the babysitter re: gnomes

Dear Babysitter, Hello! Thanks for coming a bit earlier today so that I could attempt to call the dentist, the pediatrician, the gynecologist and the car dealership before work without … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

the sad science of safety proofing

Greetings from The House of Too-Little-Too-Late where we have very good intentions, an under-abundance of time, and a fifteen month-old who suddenly moves at the speed of light. Our previously … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 11 Comments

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