The Toilet Paper and the Nanny Cam

Most people in my situation probably would not have resorted to the measures that I did (see picture above), but I am too obsessive compulsive (read: nuts), and I couldn’t let it go. While I was 8 months pregnant, I noticed after coming home from work one day that the toilet paper in our bathroom…

Skeletons in the Closet

I am having difficulty restraining myself.  Before having Jake, I WAS NOT a go-all-out-and-decorate-the-house-from-top-to-bottom-for-the-holidays type of person.  The thought of it was always too exhausting.  In retrospect, it was probably in response to the way my family handled decorating. Every year, my Grandma Ann would decorate her place for the holidays.  We’re talking paper turkeys…

1st Birthday Insanity

About 2 months before Jake’s first birthday, the panic set in.  How were we going to celebrate??  Should we invite just family?  How much family?  Friends with kids?  How many kids could we fit in our New York City apartment?  What food should I make?  What will the theme be?  It was overwhelming–so many important…