Author Archives: MommyDish

About MommyDish

I still blast my music a little too loud for a wife and mother of two living in a sleepy suburb of Boston (old habits from the 80s die hard). I am a Mommy of one–my infant son, Alex, and Stepmom of one–my teenage stepdaughter, Ashley (her biological mom passed away when she was a toddler). Raising a baby and a teenager simultaneously always generates good MommyDish. I work by day as a public relations/marketing/communications guru, and by night as an amateur gourmet (I am a vegetarian in a meat eater’s world, but cook everything for my family). My life is complicated, chaotic, and downright comical–and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Teething Bites

  It seems like my son has been stood up on his first blind date. A tooth is definitely coming–I can feel it under his gums–but it’s playing hard to get. My little man requires as many costume changes as Lady Gaga … Continue reading

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Naughty Girl Brunch

There are some recipes that make me want to squeeze my eyes shut and click my heels together to mentally escape as I add the sinful ingredients.  They’re so bad, yet so good. Naughty recipes like these are the equivalent of a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Reprieve

Guess what I am doing this New Year’s Eve? Nothing. We’re talking PJs, pizza, and bubbly Mommy juice to ring in 2011. That’s if my husband, who threw his back out before our major blizzard (forcing me to break my 20-year no … Continue reading

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It’s a Blizzard, Baby!

The spirit of Christmas in my hometown has been blown away by blizzard-force winds. My son and I made the obligatory trip to the grocery store in anticipation of record snowfall today (20 inches, anyone?), and were greeted by absolute … Continue reading

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Master Multitasker

I’ve hit a new low trying to cram too many things in a 24 hour period. Today, I filed my baby’s nails on the “Daddy’s scratchy face” page of his Pat the Bunny book. While I am not proud, I do … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap!

 If you want to test your courage, strength, and endurance, schedule a photo session for a seven-month-old and a teenager one week before Christmas. It is much harder than any Iron Man competition, trust me. Sure, those who compete in … Continue reading

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Holiday Card Envy

Why am I sending New Year’s cards to usher in 2011? Here’s my spin: New Year’s cards are for trendsetters.  Here’s my reality: New Year’s cards are mini miracles for procrastinating Mommys who book their kids’ photo sessions 11 days before … Continue reading

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