604th Friday Blog Roundup

We went to see the new Ghostbusters and LOVED it....more

An Unexpected Call

I know I said I wasn’t going to write anymore about Truman… but then I got good news. I’m working when the phone rings....more

How I Opened The Silent History’s DC Field Report

As George Washington croons to Hamilton, “One last tiiiiiiiiime.” The kids reported from the White House one last time last week at the 2016 Kids’ State Dinner. It has been an awesome experience, and while I’m hopeful that this won’t be the actual last time they step foot inside, it does feel like an ending […] ...more

#Microblog Mondays 99: Epistles

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* A friend is in a place for the next month where it will be difficult to reach her via phone and impossible to reach her to via email (no cellular service), but she can receive […] ...more

My Love-Pig

Truman hasn’t improved, so the vet moved up his follow-up appointment....more

Get Ready for a Conference: Make a Plan

BlogHer16 feels big... mostly because it is big. At any given moment, there are multiple tracks of programming, sponsors to visit in the Expo Hall, snacks to grab, keynotes to hear, bloggers to meet up with... There is A LOT. Every time I go to the conference, I start to panic when I see the schedule because I cannot wrap my brain around the idea of how I'm going to figure out where I need to go and what I need to do. I'm positive that something is going to fall through the cracks. ...more

603rd Friday Blog Roundup

I’m not going to play Pokémon Go....more

Kids Report from the 2016 White House Kids' State Dinner

Editor's Note: Just as they did in 2013, 2014, and 2015, my children once again served as reporters for this year's White House Kids' State Dinner. It was a wonderful day of new recipes, excited faces, and healthy recipes! -- Mel ...more
Thank you for sharing. I live in northern California and there are some creative chef classes ...more

Eff You, Parents’ Day

Last week, I got a PR pitch for Parents’ Day....more

Are Personalities Inherited or Built?

This kid at the school science fair had a really cool project looking at how closely people’s personalities align with the traits commonly assigned to various star signs....more