Jennifer Huffman is a reporter and the business editor of the Napa Valley Register. She's also mom to three daughters under the age of 21. Huffman writes a column about her family called "Surrendering to Motherhood" which runs every other Monday.
My husband and I were in Lake Tahoe for an anniversary getaway this past weekend when his cell phone began buzzing and beeping in the middle of the night early Monday morning.
Don’t tell the Huffman daughters but I’ve been hocking their old trinkets, jewelry and other castoffs at Jackie’s Consignment and the cash is rolling in!
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We moms are good at imagining all kinds of kid-related emergencies. We parents are professional assume-the-worsters. Once you pop out a baby or three, you never see things the same again.
It was 2:30 a.m. and we’d just gotten home from our family trip to Hawaii. Everyone was ready to collapse into bed after a long day of traveling when one Huffman girl started screeching.
We were planning my parent’s 50th anniversary party and my mom was not cooperating. Grandma Sue was being her practical, non-fussy self and I was trying to convince her we simply must have glittery gold centerpieces, embossed cake napkins, gold table confetti and individually crafted party favors.
The Huffman Family Rabbit Farm relocated last week to the Napa Fair. Six rabbits, including one set of triplets, were deposited in temporary bunny housing for the weeklong event, plus two goats in the large animal barn.