I See Us


Playing to Their Strengths

She doesn't have the experience to know that nothing good comes of being awake at 6:00 am, so Alexis can nearly always be found prowling around the kitchen. Dishes clank, the microwave door slams, and little feet patter as she flips on the TV and sits down for her first breakfast of the day. Nothing good comes of being awake at 6:00 am, so I pretend I'm not ....more

One of My Kids Knows How to Get Her Way.

There have been a few times in my professional life when I was absolutely convinced I was living in some sort of behavioral research project. There was simply no way the situation could be real. It was just a matter of time before Ahston Kutcher jumped out from behind a wall and yelled, "You've been punk'd!" I'm in that place again ....more

Waddle. Waddle. Waddle.

Somewhere between the 2-3 field trips per year and me dragging her as often as possible, Alexis grew sick of the zoo. I KNOW. It seems impossible, but it happened ....more

Another Level of Motivation

There are days when I wonder why I never seem to get anything done, then there are days like Sunday when I'm all THAT IS WHY. You guys, toddlers are a full-time job. It is a nonstop, every second matters job ....more

(Vegetarian) BBQ Chicken

Once upon a time, I made Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip. And it was goooooood. Very good ....more

Paris Love


That Is Exactly How I Treat Mila's Friends

There's being stuck between a rock and a hard place, and then there is that moment each morning when I can't decide whether or not it's worth the risk to hit the snooze button. Ten more minutes of sleep? Is it worth the possibility that Mila might wake up in that time? ...more

Different Circumstances. Different Outcome.

There's a recurring theme that I've seen time and time again, and I recently saw it stated more boldly than usual -- if your daughters fall into the princess-pink-sparkle trap, it's your fault for exposing them to it in the first place. ::sigh:: I've said how I feel about the whole gender and kids thing lots of times before, so I won't bother again, but when the article said "She wouldn't love the terrible Disney Princess universe if you hadn't shown it to her and bought into the idealism yourself," I knew I should roll my eyes, close my laptop, and never visit that particular site again. Kids have personalities ....more