Author Archives: Heather

First Day of School

And…it’s done! I’m happy to report that the first day of school was a rousing success for all. Boys didn’t cry, Mommy didn’t cry (too much), and we had 6 solid hours of a quiet house and no staggered pickup/dropoff … Continue reading



Tomorrow, A starts Kindergarten, and D 1st grade. D is 7, A turns 6 next week. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow, in the midst of the never-ending sleepless nights, diaper changes, feedings, potty training, and learning to talk, … Continue reading

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I am that mom

I don’t know how I missed this when it happened on April 13th, but I just heard about the uproar over J.Crew’s email that featured a picture of a mom and her 5-year-old son.  What’s so awful about that, you … Continue reading

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The New Puppy

I needed a second dog like I needed a hole in the head, so when I heard the words “Andy, I want this dog” come out of my mouth, I was as surprised as my husband was! Since I’ve posted … Continue reading

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New Website!

I’ve moved! Welcome to the NEW Storming the Castle. Not that much has changed: all my previous posts are here, with a slightly new look and some new features. Mostly I moved because I wanted to own and control the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Furbaby

I know I promised my travel tips post next (and I swear it’s ready — written and scheduled to be posted on Thursday, in fact!), but I couldn’t let today pass without a post to my furbaby, Bryce.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

For those of you who know me in real life, you’ve probably already figured out that my rate of posting is in direct correlation to how crazy things are at work.  Not busy, because there’s always a ton to do, … Continue reading

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Things to come…

Another LONG LONG LONG travel week for me, so likely few, if any, posts.  However, if you follow me on Twitter or FB, you probably know of my travel nightmare/comedy of errors from last week.  I’m working on a post … Continue reading

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You Capture: Faces

One of the blogs I love is I Should Be Folding Laundry (and not just because the name totally describes MY life!).  Beth does a “You Capture” post every week and invites others to join in with their own pictures … Continue reading

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The Power of Pink

This is the story of how the Pink Princesses defeated the Shot. My boys hate shots.  Shocker, I know, but they really, really, REALLY hate shots.  Crying, screaming, must be held down…one time by 2 nurses and Dad while a … Continue reading

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