Conversations with Zuzu in November

Scene: First thing in the morning. Zuzu is in our bed. Zuzu: Is today my birthday? ...more

Living History

I wish I knew what to say....more

The Long and Short of It: Our Hair and Infertility

Tis the season for dried out turkey, awkward family questions and reflecting on all of the things you are thankful for… even the unexpected ones. Last year...more

How to Get From Thanksgiving to New Years When You’re Not in the Mood

I’ve written a post like this every year, bringing together all the advice from the years before (my own and what appeared in the comment section) and then opening it up to additional ideas (which will be brought next year into the new post as well). Because this time of year can be both impossibly […] ...more

Guest Post from Aunt Beth the Great

My great aunt Beth (or "Aunt Beth the Great" as she signs her cards) is my Grandma V's littlest sister. She's my mom's aunt, and one of my favorite people (and a faithful blog reader!)....more

I’m an Expert

I know. It’s a ridonculous thing to call oneself. I do not wish to court the effects of hubris, so I state it tongue-in-cheek ....more

The Empty Beach

Josh and I went to the beach for our anniversary....more

J'taime, Paris.

I didn't hear about the terror attacks when they first happened. I was in Memphis with the girls all weekend, so I didn't have much time to myself and I didn't want to watch (or even read) news reports with them. My cousin's husband read us the headline off his phone Friday evening, and my heart just sank.Today, NPR was reporting from Paris and after I dropped off Coco, I gripped the steering wheel tightly as I listened to news I would honestly have preferred to turn off ....more

#MicroblogMondays 64: Best Invention Ever

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* This hoodie is a portable back massager....more

Sunday Evening, Home Again

I don't like being exhausted on Sunday night. But this weekend was worth it. I drove with the girls to Memphis to visit my aunt and cousin and to see my friend Molly and her kids ....more