A Reminder About Christmas Crazy in July

As of this very moment, there are enough school supplies piled on my dining room table to take care of about 35 kids. That's pretty fantastic. But I want to take care of more kids ....more

We Were So Close to Ruining Her Life

Alexis started with the harassment super early in life. "I want a brother or sister." "When can I have a brother or sister?" "I neeeeeeeed a brother." "My life is a complete disaster because you have not delivered on that sister I requested several years ago." She may not have exactly said all of those things, but she came real close. It's going to be a few years before I tell Alexis about how those constant questions and demands cut straight to the core ....more

To Remember

Parenting is full of rewarding moments. Some of them are easier to explain that others. There's the day that your kid excels on the field and you get to yell, "That's MY girl!" There's the day that they do well on something at school ....more

Selfies of Your Dog Otis

It's not often that I write these words, in no small part because I think things through fooooorrrreeeevvvvveeeerrrr before forming an opinion, but here it is: I was wrong. Totally wrong. Totally and completely wrong ....more

Baked Eggplant and Spinach

Were there 48 hours in this weekend? Because I swear there WAS NOT NO WAY NUH-UH. Seriously ....more



All of the Things Are Unfair

In case you hadn't already figured it out, Alexis had a REALLY fun time in New York City. She is a self-proclaimed city girl who thrives on bright lights and crowds and late-night shopping, so basically she was born to exist in Time Square. Which, it's interesting how Times Square doesn't make her twitch like it does me ....more

Fixing Broken Promises

Hindsight being what it is, I now see the promise for what it was -- another series of meaningless words buried in a mountain of meaningless words. Some people in our lives do that. I don't think it's intentional ....more

Watching Voices of the Year Through a New Set of Eyes

There is one thing about a BlogHer conference that is a must. It's a must whether you are a blogger or a casual internet user, a woman or a man, or whatever. I think the only thing that matters is that you're human ....more