Odds Are

Struck by lightning, sounds pretty frightening But you know the chances are so small Stuck by a bee sting, nothing but a B-thing Better chance you’re gonna bite it at the mall But it’s a twenty-three four-to-one That you can fall in love by the end of this song So get up, get up Tell the bookie put a bet on “not a damn thing will go wrong” If we put the odds of dying from any and all possible causes at a 1:1 ratio – because let’s face it, life is fleeting and all our candles will snuffed out in the blink of an eye in terms of time on this teacup ride – odds are we’re gonna be alright for another night. According to the CDC, before the U.S. widely implemented the measles vaccination program in 1963: 3-4 million people in the U.S. got measles each year. 48,000 were hospitalized ....more

Best Day Of My Life (Chorus Remix)

This is gonna be the best day of my life My li-i-i-ife Oo-o-o-o-oo This is gonna be the best day of my life My li-i-i-ife I’m never gonna look back Whoa, I’m never gonna give it up No, please don’t wake me now ...more

The iPad is NOT a Chew Toy

Bad dog. The sun was just about ready to set as the hours rolled on – drawing the summer solstice to a close. Inside the house, muppets were restless in their beds as the night was not yet dark despite the passing of bedtime ....more

An Open Letter to My Sons on Their Fifth Birthday

Five has always been my lucky number. So 5-years-old was the age I dreamt about during the early days of our adventure. Especially since the neurological studies kept reminding me that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops throughout the first five years of life ....more

Then and Now

Happy fifth...more

Turning 5: Danger Zone

Revvin’ up your engineListen to her howlin’ roarMetal under tensionBeggin’ you to touch and go Memorial Day weekend is once again upon us. And as we have for the past four years, it was time to celebrate the unexpected arrival of Search and Destroy. Wait, what? ...more

TechMom Tuesday: Voltron the Zippy Locks Me Out

* This post was originally published on ClintonFitch.com. I am officially a commuter. I think it may be somewhere in the Silicon Valley bylines that I must then acquire a commuter car ....more

Stranger Danger at the Mall

Last night I went to dinner with a friend from out of town. (It was Clinton Fitch, aka my TechMom Tuesday editor. This is not entirely relevant to the story, but an excellent opportunity for a plug that I shan’t hesitate to take.) We discussed mobile trends and the directions of varying operating systems well past sunset ....more

A Little Bit Rock-n-Roll

“Mommy, I need the music.” It’s a refrain that’s part of our daily routine now. We get in the car, the radio magically bursts into commercial, and Destroy demands music. The moment a song begins playing, Destroy starts in with the questions: “What song is this?” “Who’s singing?” “What’s the band?” “What’s the singers name?” (FYI – Shout out to Siri here for keeping me in the know, thereby preserving my status as mom with all the answers ....more