Epic mommy fail

Here’s the setup We are a one car family. Which is great for the environment and our perpetually empty bank account, but it kind of, okay, really sucks. But we make do. My husband car pools to work a couple days a week and I make arrangements to have all the doctor appointments, errands, etc. {… Continue Reading …}

Why you need to save your soul on your desktop – probably every couple of minutes

I lost a blog post. Like, my first significant blog post. Gone. Forever. Deleted when I broke my blog (I still don’t know how that happened), and not saved to my hard drive, for some mysterious reason. I can remember some of the words, some of the hilarity, some of the pain. It goes something {… Continue Reading …}

Another neglectful Wednesday, 9/28/11


  So, I’m working along while the baby is playing where I can’t see her. What? That’s not okay? Let me be honest. I was gossiping with Kate on the phone. One thing I love about babies this age is they tell on themselves. So out she comes and she say’s, “aahhh!!” Which means, “I {… Continue Reading …}

Being realistic when you are a planning over-achiever with big, sweet dreams


The planning Here it is for the world to read. I will say it out loud as I type, to carry the point to my poor little psyche. My name is Elaine Griffin and I am an organized disaster. A hot mess in an old dress. Which is actually a nightgown I have had has {… Continue Reading …}