Category - Candy’s Column

A Mother’s Selflessness and All That Jazz

At Skye’s check-up this morning: DOCTOR:  I see she has the sniffles. ME:  Yeah.  Nothing new there. DOCTOR:  Well, we should probably hold off on giving her any shots, just in case she does become sick because shots can make it worse...

Toot! Toot! (Shameless Self-Promotion Alert)

Last week…?  Not the most stellar.  [CUE THE VIOLINS]  My cat died unexpectedly on Sunday.  My Grandma Kirby passed away on Friday.  And, perhaps most traumatically of all, I went to pour myself a bowl of Chocolate Cheerios on Thursday...

Mr. Candy, Evil Mastermind

BACKSTORY:  Our 15-month-old loves taking baths so much that she never wants to get out of her duck tub.  Like, EVER.  Wrinkled like a prune?  No problem!  She is more than happy to resemble a fruit laxative.  And if we should be rude enough to...

The World Has Lost Twenty Pounds of Fluff

I was snuggling under the covers last night, happily resting my legs and arms that were aching from carrying Skye all over the city for the Halloween festivities, when Mr. Candy walked into the room to join me in bed. “Oh, my god,”...

15 Months

A milestone you won’t read about on BabyCenter.com:  At 15 months, a child will become so smitten at the sight of herself in a tutu, that you will be almost late for her school Halloween parade because SHE WILL NOT STOP POSING AND STARING...

Keeping Our Dirty Laundry to Ourselves

“…AND they do their laundry separately.  Isn’t that weird?” my mother-in-law clucked, gossiping about another couple, presumably on the rocks if their laundering habits were any indication, to Mr. Candy. “Well...

Dinner for Three

There are a number of ridiculous old wives’ tales about cats and babies, such as the one about cats jumping into the crib and smothering the child to death (has never been known to happen).  Or cats who SUCK THE BABY’S BREATH to get...