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Friday, January 29, 2010

So ... who would like an invite ...

So, after the [evil site] debacle, my friends and I decided that as wonderful as it is to talk and snark amongst ourselves, which we do so friggin' well, we would like to chat with some of the other friends with made out in this big crazy internet. So, we started our own little forum. It's completely closed, which means that you can't stumble across it and sign up. You have to be invited ... We want to make sure we like the people there ...

So, who wants to join us? Yes, a lot of us are atheists/agnostics/alternative belief system chicks, but not everyone. We even have a nutty born again Christian who is both insane and very funny at the same time.

And it's not all about religion ... we talk parenting tips, current affairs, tv shows, cooking, crafting, shopping, fashion, etc.

The cool thing is that it's not one of those huge sites with 20 billion people that you feel are impossible to get to know people. It's small, intimate if you will.

There are LOTS of multiple mommies ... since we all came from the same site... but we've opened it up to our person friends as well, so there are singleton mommies as well.

More importantly, it's no bullshit, you can curse, you can talk freely, there isn't any bullshit politics or mods on power trips. Just cool people chatting it up.

Anyway, if you would like an invite, I need your email address.

You can email me at Because we aren't opening it up to the world, I'm not willing to let strangers in ... sorry. You need to give me a link to your blog or I need to "know you" as a frequent commenter. Sorry, just trying to keep it cool. We may eventually open it up to others, but not right now.

So, come join us! We do have a subforum to discuss all things non-religious, if there are any AAAers out there ... but we also have one for the believers.

Email me!

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Princess

I always really wanted a little girl. I'm sure that was partly because I AM a girl ... so I figured I would know what to do with one. I didn't know what it would be like to have a boy.

Well, let me just say that the Moop is like my best friend. I can't imagine not having that little dude. OMG, I adore him.

But this is about my little girl. She is so freaking cute. Seriously. And she is SUCH a girl. She loves playing dress up, loves putting on all her princess jewelry and princess high heels and walking around the house. She will walk up to me or her father and say "Mom, am I SO pretty?" ... and I will say "Boots, you are beautiful." And she is.

Pretty Princess

And, like every good princess, she has the CUTEST shoes EVER and lovely painted pink toes!!
Pretty Princess

God I love this kid.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure ...

I've uploaded our Baby Story episode to youtube!! So for any of you that may have missed it ... here it is!! Youtube doesn't allow you to upload a video that is longer than 10 minutes, so we had to split it into three different videos ... Enjoy!!

Triolo Baby Story Part One

Triolo Baby Story Part Two

Triolo Baby Story Part Three

Caba (aka Baby Story STAR!)

Monday, January 18, 2010


I want to talk about my friends today, specifically my online friends. I used to belong to a site for parenting. I'm not going to give them a shout out, because it's run by a bunch of fucking nasty, lonely, uptight, jealous bitches, and they don't deserve me sending anyone there. But, I digress ...

I joined the site and quickly found myself arguing with a lot of people. I'm not one to hold my tongue, and I'm not good at not giving up. When I'm arguing an issue, and I think I'm right, I will argue to the bitter end about it. The first big argument was about Healthcare. Yes, I'm embarrassed to say that I was on what I now consider to be the wrong side of the debate. I was talking against universal healthcare, and against there being a way for everyone to have healthcare. My stance was "If you want it, get a job." Now, this post isn't about that, and please don't yell at me! I have seen the error of my ways. I am now 100% for a universal healthcare system, or at least, a true public option. I don't believe that anyone in this country should be without healthcare. And it shouldn't be tied to your job. But again, this is about healthcare. We'll save that for another day. So, there were all these crazy liberals that I was fighting with on this site. Ugh, I hated them. Especially this bitch Jenni, who was REALLY rude to me.

So, fast forward to a month later, and someone posted about a friend who was pregnant with 5! FIVE! babies. WTF, right? Of course, it was after IUI. And everyone and their mom was responding with "Tell her to trust in God", "Tell her to pray on it", "God never gives us more than we can handle" or some such nonsense. I'm reading these comments thinking "Really? This is the advice???" ... So I chimed in with "Well, I'm an atheist. So the idea of giving something to God is silly to me. I would get many opinions from doctors, figure out all the risk, and talk with my husband and listen to my gut" or something like that.

Well, boy did I get hammered!!! "How DARE you say believing in God is silly! ... "God is NOT silly, and he will listen to you!" blah blah blah and more blah. I felt like Alice, but instead of falling into a rabbit hole, I feel smack dab into some sort of evangelical God-loving nightmare.

But the good that came out of it was a private message I got from Jenni, the bitch from the Healthcare thread. She said "OMG! Another atheist! I feel bad for being so mean to you in that other thread. I thought this site was nicknamed Jesus Loves [site name]". And thus, a friendship was born. Being the outspoken atheist and pot stirrer that I am, I started a thread to see if there were others like us. And low and behold, there were A LOT. It was awesome. And friendships were born. That bitch Jenni, well, I love her now. She's still a bitch, but so I am, and so is Anne, so the three of us are like triplets. Anne and I were separated at birth. How two people, one who lives in NJ and one who lives in Pakistan, can be the same person is beyond me. But we are. Hell, we would even have the same patronus. And the lovely Kelly, well, she decided to petition for an area all our own, a subforum where we could discuss parenting beyond belief. And she got it. Because she is awesome like that. And then we were able to talk about all the things you CAN'T or SHOULDN'T talk about in the public. Like how ridiculous we think religion is. And I met Millie, a person who is so different from me in so many ways, yet is a kindred spirit. And I met Siri and Ellen, two women that are so smart, so strong, so together (or so it seems) and yet so human. They have taught me a lot of different things in my life, taught me about ways in which I want to try and better myself. And I met Kristi, who is so outspoken and honest, and such an amazing and loyal friend. And Michaele, who has biting humor, a sharp tongue and a HUGE heart. She is fiercely loyal, and just an amazing friend. And I met Debi, who always makes me laugh and always scares me about the impending growing up of my twins, seeing the chaos her boys get into! And lastly, a newer addition, Rachael. A brilliantly intelligent woman, who is so secure in herself, it's a wonderful thing to see and look up to. Plus, she likes to fight about as much (if not MORE) than I do!

So, I have to say. I'm glad to be gone from that stupid site. I was banned for making a rude comment about mor(m)ons and their magic underwear. And yes, they do believe in magic underwear. Look it up. It's fucking funny, really. But I made the most amazing friends on it. And these friendships, they have evolved beyond that site. To us talking every day, all day. To me not working because I'm too busy chatting with Millie. To us planning a trip to see each other in Reno in March. To these women knowing my inner most secrets. I would venture they know more about me right now than some people in my real life.

I couldn't have asked for a better group of heathens. I love you guys more than you will ever know. Thank you for your friendship, your loyalty, your support. Thank you for forgetting about that selfish bitch that was against universal healthcare, and giving Caba another chance to fall into your good graces. Thank you for teaching me to be a better parent, a better person, and a better human being. Thank you for never letting me down. Jenni, Anne, Siri, Michaele, Ellen, Debi, Kristi, Kelly, Millie and Rachael, you girls mean the world to me. I'm glad to have found you all. I will forever be thankful to [evil site] for that. Love you all!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

32 Flavors

My friend SweetPeaG said that this song lyrics were in honor of me. I love her for that. She is right, ya know. I am pretty fucking great. Sorry for the cursing, but it's warranted at times.

This has nothing to do with my kids, as you can probably tell. It's a drama that I will save for another day, because it's late, and I'm tired, and I can't rehash it at this moment. But when SweetPeaG sent me these lyrics I realized, god damn I have made some great friends. And for that, I will forever be grateful.

"32 Flavors"

squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
and I'm beyond your peripheral vision
so you might want to turn your head
cause someday you're going to get hungry
and eat most of the words you just said

both my parents taught me about good will
and I have done well by their names
just the kindness I've lavished on strangers
is more than I can explain
still there's many who've turned out their porch lights
just so I would think they were not home
and hid in the dark of their windows
til I'd passed and left them alone

and god help you if you are an ugly girl
course too pretty is also your doom
cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
for the prettiest girl in the room
and god help you if you are a pheonix
and you dare to rise up from the ash
a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy
while you are just flying back

I'm not trying to give my life meaning
by demeaning you
and I would like to state for the record
I did everything that I could do
I'm not saying that I'm a saint
I just don't want to live that way
no, I will never be a saint
but I will always say

squint your eyes and look closer
I'm not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
And I'm beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
Cause someday you might find you're starving
and eating all of the words you said

Ani Difranco


PS - Hey Jori! Thanks for stopping by! Email me:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The weekend comes to a close ...

I'm so tired. It was a long week this week ... Moop was home sick Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Luckily my mom was able to watch him on Mon and Wed, and I work from home on Tues, so neither DH or I had to take any days off of work. Everyone is finally healthy. Let's hope it last for at least a week!

I need to catch up on pictures, so that I can actually start writing about some interesting stuff. Here are all the pics from Christmas.

I am fairly please with this picture from Christmas. Boots doesn't look super happy, but hey, it's pretty close!
Family Picture


Monday, January 4, 2010

Moop is sick.

He got whatever his sister had. Luckily my wonderful mom came over to hang with him today. He has a fever, thrown up a few times, overall phlegmy and coughing a lot. I feel bad for the poor Bubba.

So has anyone else out there looked for FeverAll lately? If you don't know what it is, its acetomenephen (tylenol) but it's a suppository. I give it to the kids when they have stomach issues, so that they don't have to take their meds by mouth. With Moop throwing up, I wanted to give him the FeverAll for his fever. We only had 2 left, so I went out at lunch to the local CVS by my work. They didn't have any. Ok, no problem, I'd never bought it there before, only in the CVS by my house. So, I stopped there on the way home. They were out, and it was backordered for MONTHS. What the hell?? And they didn't have any other equivalent. What a pain in the ass. So I came home, and my mom said he hadn't throw up all day, so I gave him a little tylenol by mouth. Bad idea. About 15 minutes later, he throws up all over the couch. LOVELY.

So, I went on a mad internet hunt, and find Acephen (same thing, different maker) and found a Rite Aid that had some close by. So DH ran out to get it. Ugh. What an ordeal. But I hate seeing my little man suffer with a fever, and not be able to help him.

So, luckily I telecommute on Tuesdays, so I'll be home with him tomorrow. If he's still feverish in the morning, I may run him into the doc just to make sure it's nothing else. But Boots had the same thing over the holiday, and it was just viral, so I don't really think he has anything else.

So, I need to put all my pics up here for my family who want to order them ... so bear with the old pics for a while.

Here are pics from Thanksgiving. We hosted DH's family, plus my parents and brother. It was like 15 adults and 5 kids. It really was a lot of fun!

Here are pics encompassing A LOT of stuff. We took the kids to pick out our Christmas tree, my sister and her husband took us to the Big Apple Circus, and the Christmas card photo shoot.

Here are the kids in their new Rudolph and Clarice sweatshirts going to get our Christmas tree!

And here they are looking cute as can be getting ready to leave for the Circus!

And here is one of the pics that made the Christmas Card this year. Mr Moop looks so grown up to me!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Family Get Together

We had a family get together today with all my cousins on my mom's side of the family. Since everyone has gotten married/had kids, etc, we don't do all the holidays together like we used to when we were younger. So last year we started doing a party somewhere around the holidays to see everyone. It was a fun time, and the kids were suprisingly well behaved. I'll take it. Here is a pic of all the ladies. Lots more pics from the party if you click on the link.

Family GetTogether

Boots was sick over this long weekend. We took her to the doc Wednesday night, and it appeared to be viral. She had a horrible cough, a fever, a non-stop running nose, etc. It sucked. It's just the worst when you can't give them anything to make them feel better, ya know? She appears to be over it now, fever has been gone for well over 24 hours. I was happy she was able to make it to the party today.

Christmas was really wonderful this year. The kids really got it. They were excited for Santa. They ran downstairs on Christmas morning (well, after we reassured the Moop like 25 times that Santa was NOT in the house anymore. Yes, he left you your gifts, then left!) and were so excited about all their toys. It was so funny to see them open a gift, and then just be done. Moop opened one book and wanted to play with it and be done. Meanwhile, there is like a billion other gifts for him! And he would get all excited and be like "more for me, mom?" ... LOVE him.

They got more stuff than any two kids should get. Besides Santa spoiling them, my mother was crazy as usual with a ton of stuff, including a train table for Moop and a dollhouse for Boots. My sister also went nuts, and this was just Christmas Day! We then went to see DH's family the Sunday after Christmas, and they got a ton more stuff. Can you say spoiled? Because they sure are!

The house is still all Christmas'ed out. We will probably undecorate sometime this week, but I hate it! It always makes the house look so damn boring after putting everything away.

I have to put up more Christmas pics ... but I'm too lazy to do it now ... I need a nap while the littles nap!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

It's late ... but it's January 1st. And I'm going to resolve to post at least twice a week. Which probably means this blog is going to not be so baby-centric.

I have so many pictures to post, from Christmas and just random cuteness. But tonight is not the night for that.

But I will leave you with a cute pic of my twins and my sister's twins ... can you handle all the adorableness??

Twin Love