Author Archives: RidgewoodMom

About RidgewoodMom

Thirtysomething mom of a baby girl. First and only baby, possibly. First baby amongst my close friends. These are the trials, frustrations and lessons I have learned in raising a single child in New York.

Snausage vs. Ice Cream Truck

Instead of a toddler, we now are the temporary parents of the Snausage Dog.  He is definetely a lot older now.  He’s a lot calmer. Less barking. He still takes issues with the cats, but less so. I think he … Continue reading

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I Miss My Baby!

I didn’t think it would be so hard. If you remember  few years ago when she went, I was pretty laisez-faire about it.  But this time it’s a lot harder.  I guess because her personally has developed so much, that … Continue reading

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At the Airport

After the tears at the security line, I get a call half hour later: O: Mommy, there are a lot of planes here at the airport. Look, I see one in the air. Me: What colors are they. O: This … Continue reading

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Goodbye Day Care

Yesterday was O’s last day at preschool/ day care. Starting in September she will be at big girl school. As a goodbye, the teachers threw her an ice cream party (provided by moi).  The day before her ice cream party, … Continue reading

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Tattoo and Leaf

E is O’s little friend from school. He is super cute, and very polite. That is, until his mom is around at which point he become Mr. Hyde.  Really bizarre. I’m sure O does the same thing with me. We … Continue reading

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Haircut

A few weeks ago, O and I come home from summer camp. She is miraculously doing something on her own in her bedroom, while I fuss around the kitchen making dinner. A few minutes later, O comes in and declares: … Continue reading

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Fixing the Door

The doors to our house are probably the original doors that were put in when the house was built over 100 years ago.  They expand and contract with the weather. Because DH can’t leave well enough alone, last summer he … Continue reading

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