Monthly Archives : September 2015

Why I Have a Cleaning Lady, And Maybe You Should, Too!

Why I have a cleaning lady, and maybe you should too!

This may make your head spin.  File this under, “this works for me and my family; if you’ve never considered it, you should.”  So, before you pass judgment on me (ha!), read this post: There was a time, not so long ago, that if a peer of mine had told me they had a cleaning lady come, I would have…

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TheShortestTallman Review: Ocean Blue Restaurant, Utica, NY

Last night, I had the honor of being invited to the “Friends and Family” sneak peek of the brand new Ocean Blue Restaurant atop the newly renovated Landmarc building in downtown Utica.  TheShortestTallman was on assignment! The sampling menu had a… sampling… of the full dinner menu advertised on the website. At our table, we tried 3 appetizers:  meat and…

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Share me!

Thanks for reading!  If you want to share any of my posts on the shortest tallman, you can use any of the social media buttons at the bottom of each post.  You have to click on the link of the post you want to share (the buttons don’t appear on my “home” page that has all of my blog posts…

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Brewster, MA

Welp, after an absence I am back to my blog!  Adding work back into my juggling act has been a transition, and everyone is in a new grade or class at school, so we’ve all been adjusting.  I have missed you, blog! Over Labor Day weekend, we took a little trip to visit some old friends at the Cape.  And…

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I am definitely a newbie at blogging.  But I thought I’d share how I got into blogging, and some of the nuts and bolts of it all. I decided to start blogging when I feel like I wanted to say more than what you’d usually say on Facebook, which was the main social media site I’d use.  I liked the…

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First day of work-school

Welp, tomorrow is the day I’ve been dreading all summer:  the day I go back to work.  I love being a SAHM.  But alas, I can only enjoy it on my days off from my day job (which thankfully, being a teacher, is a pretty generous schedule). To help me cope, and to help my coworkers cope, I am bringing…

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Morning and Nighttime Routines for Kids!


“It’s the same as last night!” That quote is from me, every. flipping. night. seriously. Kids (secretly) love routines.  Kids need routines.  But, boy, they sure seem to stray from routines whenever possible.  Our bedtime routine takes way too long, and our morning routine often involves fussing.  So we are trying this: I asked my oldest last night what we…

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