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Whatatrip
Life with triplets.
Interests: SLEEP.
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A year or two ago, I interviewed babysitters very differently than I do now. Two years ago I was willing to hire a sitter because she had CPR and claimed to love children. She proceeded to sit on my floor and pat my kids on the back while watching soap operas. One down. The next one got cozy on my couch and decided it was ok to change what was recording on our TiVo because she wanted to watch something else. Meanwhile, my kids sat on the floor and looked up at her with curiosity. Two down. I hired a doula who is my mom’s age, and she was wonderful. She came over twice a week, made me something to eat and insisted I go take a nap. While I fitfully slept, she folded laundry, tidied up and fed the babies. But she was ghastly expensive and I desperately needed more help. Three down. All this within the span of a month. Over the next few months I tried one more gal, who seemed great at first – then called in pregnant one day. Four down. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at LA Moms Blog
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I often underestimate the power of getting out of the house. I’m less motivated to take my kids out when I am alone for several reasons, not the least of which is that I cannot run in three directions if they all take off on me. This is bound to happen sooner or later, but most of the time they are their own play group. Being naturally more solitary, I’m content to stay home. Working at home gives me balance, besides the ever present opportunity to wipe snot off my shirt and pick up empty bottles. Don’t get me wrong, I take the kids on play dates. And we visit the children’s room at the local library once a week (it is a contained room with toys, books and games). This being my comfort zone, I often forget that it is also a vacuum, where it’s pretty easy to avoid drama and have a peaceful existence, outside of the requisite crying and sibling rivalry. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at LA Moms Blog
I think it's great. I speak to my kids in French and play them French music, DVDs and read them books. Some people think it's a waste of time, but they are already speaking it and their English is just fine. Keep it up!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2010 on You Speak to her in Spanish? at LA Moms Blog
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Thanks Green!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2009 on Black Friday at LA Moms Blog
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Lol. It means he ran away scared and/or cowardly.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on Disgusted at LA Moms Blog
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OMG, Ciaran, that was hilarious!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2009 on The Crazy Cat Lady of Too Many Blogs at LA Moms Blog
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Aww, thanks Amy!
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on A Good Guy To Know at LA Moms Blog
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Thanks Emily :-)
Toggle Commented May 13, 2009 on A Good Guy To Know at LA Moms Blog
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Thanks for your comment Yvonne! It's good to know I'm not alone with this. :-) ~ Lexi
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2009 on Mom, interrupted. at LA Moms Blog
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Great post. I grew up with a Jewish mom who converted to Catholicism, and a German Catholic dad. We celebrated both Jewish and Christian holidays with both sides of the family and went to church every Sunday. It was an interesting perspective, but a bit confusing as each side 'claimed' us kids. We had all the religion and twice the guilt!
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2008 on The "War on Christmas" in My Home at LA Moms Blog
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If they don't learn it from you, it will never mean as much!
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