A Prisoner of All Things

I most certainly don't know where she gets it from (ahem), but Mila is such a night owl. She hates mornings with a fiery passion and thrives in the space between sundown and sunrise. She can be about to fall over from exhaustion at 7:00, but girlfriend wants to throw a party once 9:00 rolls around ....more

13 Months of Tricks

So. Hey. This kid has been around for 13 months now ....more

On Otherness

We talk about Otherness a lot around here. It's not something to be applauded; it's something born of necessity. When you're a tomboy and your first-born declares her favorite color to be "sparkle," you have a choice ....more

Quick (Not) Beef and Broccoli

One of my children has been complaining endlessly that I don't make tofu enough, which, uhhhhh, WHAT? How did that happen? How did I end up with a kid that whines for tofu instead of, say, chocolate? ...more

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The Beginning of the Beginning of the End

There is going to come a day when Alexis calls me to complain. She's going to complain about how having kids sucks up all of her free time and can you believe those other parents at that thing and how did she end up with a kid who loves THAT and it's going to go on and on. I will listen ....more

Splish Splash

The first signs of the obsession showed up early. When Mila was just a few months old, she had her first trip to the beach. It ended with a ton of time in the ocean ....more

Thanks, Pixar. Seriously.

Mission accomplished. I managed to find my way to see Inside Out this weekend. It required taking the girls to the drive-in theater by myself, but that's a very low price to pay to get to see a movie before it's old news ....more

Thanks, Pixar. Seriously.

Mission accomplished. I managed to find my way to see Inside Out this weekend. It required taking the girls to the drive-in theater by myself, but that's a very low price to pay to get to see a movie before it's old news ....more