Anne Lamott told me to write about school lunches and this is what happened.

The lunches my mom packed always had a treat along with the sandwich and fruit. At school, I liked different things from time to time, but that one summer at YMCA daycamp, it had to be chips.We sat in a circle. We ate outside, in the grass, under a tree ....more


I have a scrolling problem. I wake up in the morning and I start scrolling. I scroll through Facebook then Instagram, sometimes a deal blog or two, then usually open Facebook again ....more


I am curled up on my couch in my pajamas with both of my kids lying on top of me and a stuffed Piglet on my chest. We are watching sesame street and I am mindlessly scrolling my fb feed.I'm not okay.It's probably confusing to a lot of people because it's pretty much the same way I look when I am okay. Because I'm sure there are a lot of people who think it sounds divine ....more

Are bad guys real?

"Mommy," says BG ...more


It's a trait I see and admire so, in other people.Your grace, your courage, your vulnerability.But I'm just a mess,...more


"First you want to color the J and the jellyfish," our beloved children's librarian had instructed. "Then you can glue it to your paper. ...more


You know what would be great sometimes? If we could have a parenting co-op where we could take turns putting each other's kids to bed.Because God knows our kids would never treat other moms the way they treat us.But seriously, what would be amazing about this would be that when we said "omg, you will never believe..." And our friends said "I know," we would believe them. Really believe them ....more

Quiet Time

The toddler had nestled into her crib after only moments of fussing, laughingly declaring. "Bed. Okay ....more

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,Now. I'm not one to disrespect the turkey. But I see you out there ....more


It is ten o'clock on a Sunday night. ...more