Post-It, Can You Hear Me?

My life in Post-Its.

Many many many years ago – it scares me how many years this must have been – my sister and I were driving around together and we stopped at McDonalds for a quick bite.

(See what I mean? This was so many years ago that saturated fats and ridiculous calorie counts and what even THEN we suspected was pink gloop didn’t scare the hell out of us.)



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WHAT’S GOOD ORGANIC: Baby & Toddler Food Delivered to Your Door

A few weeks ago we schlepped the kids out to the Autry Museum on a Saturday afternoon and stumbled upon the Autry Farmer’s Market.

We tend to get a lot of attention when we’re all out together, especially as MrBigIdeas is into dressing the boys in coordinated Adidas track suits.

Anyway, while we were out causing a stir, we stumbled upon a stand we hadn’t seen before at all the OTHER farmer’s markets in town:


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HARVEY KARP WILL SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE (And Keep You from Murdering Your Toddler, Too)

My Cavemen.

I have blogged about Harvey Karp before. His Happiest Baby on the Block and DVDare lifesavers for new parents – and of course I am a sucker for anyone who can systemize things into checklists, so he had me at first S.

(Don’t know what that means? GO BUY THE BOOK!)

But I am long past babies. I’ve done this four times, people. Every child in this house is now walking and talking (hallelujah). They eat, they sleep, they play nicely 30-40% of the time.

I haven’t needed Harvey Karp in some time.

Or at least that’s what I thought – until last week, I heard him give a TODDLER seminar at The Pump Station and Nurtury in Hollywood, built around his “Happiest Toddler on the Block” book and DVD.

I was at The Pump Station on other MomciergeLA business, I wasn’t planning to attend the seminar – I mean, come on. What more could Dr. Karp have to tell me that I haven’t already figured out (or completely screwed up) on my own already?

But when the store manager said there were a few cancellations and I could sit in if I liked, I took the seat.

Research, right? Never too late to learn a little more I can pass on to all of you?


Truth is, I have a bit of a toddler problem of my own.

Two of them, really. And I’m not talking about my twins.

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Yes, Your Face Will Freeze That Way

Hanging out at The Autry Museum.

Last week on the drive to school, Diddy asked me if it was true your face can freeze.

It was pretty frickin’ cold in the car and as per usual none of us were appropriately dressed, this being California and my having recently fallen prey to the kids’ VERY LOUD PROTESTATIONS that if it’s CLEAR and SUNNY outside is must also be WARM.

(Note to self: Kids aren’t that smart. Stop listening to them.)

But it wasn’t FACE FREEZING cold. I mean, I have been places where it is effing freezing. Like Manitoba. Or Chicago. Did she mean like when I had a boyfriend who lived in Chicago and I went to visit him in January and my lips froze together? Because yes, THAT can happen, and that, my darling, is wny I am not married to that man in Chicago —

“No, not THAT! I mean like when you make a crazy face or a mean face something,” she said.


At this juncture, some parents might stop and think a moment. For instance, last month when we parsed the difference between extinct and imaginary in re. unicorns, I totally copped out and went with what I, actually possessing one, am allowed to call the total pussy play of “What do YOU think?”

But not this time. This time I was ready to step up and knock it out of the parenting park and make a real difference in my child’s emotional and intellectual development. I was shaping a whole human here and I was ready.

(I would also like to point out that I was fully dressed and accessorized, too, thank you very much. At 730. In the freezing car. Yes, Mama is knocking it out of the park this year, or at least faking it till she yadda yaddas.)

And so: (more…)

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How To Plan The Perfect Babymoon

Jamaica. Site of Naked House. Man do I miss Naked House.

I’m talking about babymoons over at Kristin’s Mommy Blog on 103.5 KOST FM today.

Head over there if you’re thinking about planning a great trip before baby … or if you just wanna read more about Naked House.

Did I mention I wrote this while on an airplane with children? OK, just one kid, but still — how’s THAT for a hat trick? I wrote this on an airplane while entertaining a very needy kid! Now you KNOW you wanna go read it … (see? I just gave you a totally NON-PERVY reason to go read my thingy about about babymoons! Head over there now!)






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Sarah Kate Levy

Once upon a time I wanted to be a novelist in NY. FOUR KIDS LATER I'm a
screenwriter in LA who blogs about parenting, partnering, and the decline of civilization / my home.

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