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Category: Candy’s Column

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...

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Skye’s Law of Universal Gravity-Defying Poop

A mom learns that a newborn's excrement has the ability to defy gravity.

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...

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As Relaxed as a Strand of Overcooked Spaghetti

They say crying is good for you because it releases pent-up stress hormones.  In which case, I must be as relaxed as a strand of overcooked spaghetti after grieving the...

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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...

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Our Family: Halloween Edition

MR. CANDY:  Awwww, aren’t we precious? SKYE:  There it is!  My escape route.  I’m going to make a run for it. CANDY:  I wonder if anyone noticed I...

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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...

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...

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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...

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Li’l Mama

I fell asleep the mother of a baby and woke up with a li’l mama.  (Not to be confused with the rapper, of course, the primary difference being Skye still has all...