Facing a fear (i.e., what have I gotten myself into?)

Like most people, I have a fear of public speaking. I mean, it’s not the same kind of fear like my one of cockroaches. Cockroaches have a way of sneaking up on you ....more

Monday morning things

I wanted to blog about a few things that don’t really merit a post of their own. I baked a king cake! I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, and finally got around to it this weekend ....more

Oliver, school, and Mardi Gras

Yesterday was a big day. It was Oliver’s class’s last day at the zoo as well as the school’s mascot unveiling and their Mardi Gras parade. The kids (dressed as animals for the parade later that day) gave presentations about things they’d learned in the last four weeks at the zoo ....more

86 months

A little goofiness this month! ...more


I guess this means the boys probably aren’t going to try my favorite recipes anytime soon.  ...more

Happy birthday, part 2

Friday night, I had my second awesome fortieth birthday party. This time, with my girls from the neighborhood. I didn’t want anything super fancy, just a meal at a local Mexican restaurant and margaritas ....more


Happy birthday to me, from my favorite ladies in my neighborhood! ...more

Butternut Squash Crack…now in soup form!

Go check out my post on the New Orleans Moms Blog… ...more

Sonic had an epic adventure, apparently

In their quest to make movies as goofy as Uncle Evan, Miles and Linus filmed a story about Sonic and some other hedgehogs. It’s kind of violent, but at least the actors are stuffed, so they don’t get hurt too badly. I’ll admit, the plot goes over my head a little bit, maybe I’m just…Read more Sonic had an epic adventure,...more

Seven year stats

Took the boys to the pediatrician for their yearly well visit yesterday. Their 7 year stats: Linus: 49.6 lbs (50th); 49″ tall (50-75th) Oliver: 47.8 lbs (25-50th); 48.7″ tall (50-75th) Miles: 51.2 lbs (50th); 48.8″ tall (50-75th) Compared to six years: Linus: 47.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th) Oliver: 44.8 lbs (50th); 45.8″ tall (50th)…Read more Seven year stats ...more