She Pushed Me

“Hey, she pushed me!” “Ashley’s using my hairbrush!” “STOP IT!” “Get OFF of me!” That’s how my sister and I talked to each other when we were growing up–the way sisters do. Now that I’m back home from a fantastic Adventure Girls trip to San Francisco, I’d like to report that my sister pushed me. […] ...more

Are You OK?

Once in a lifetime experience today: Ai Weiwei’s @Large art installation on Alcatraz. Go. Find a way ....more

Sacred Space

This Sunday morning, I tried to recreate a special experience from my past. Turns out–you can’t do that. Vivi and I took the cable car up to the top of Nob Hill early this morning ....more

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

On our adventures, I hope Vivi learns that people are kind and we delight in delighting each other. I also hope she learns that some of the best moments in life are happy accidents. A few examples from our second day in San Francisco: We settled for breakfast at the cafe across the street from […] ...more

Getting High and Gay Walking in San Francisco

Today I realized that, even after all our adventures, my daughter is a Country Mouse. You know the old story of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse? Vivi doesn’t know much about navigating a city ....more

Happy Birfday, Mommy

Today was my birthday. It was happy. Eventually ....more

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland I was in a funk this morning, so I started looking for Six Impossible Things to Believe Before Breakfast. It wasn't difficult. It only took me about a half an hour:...more

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland I […] ...more

940 Saturdays

Between your child’s birth and his or her 18th birthday, you’ll have 940 Saturdays to share together. That’s the premise behind a new family activities guide and keepsake journal...more

The Writing Spider

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve used my “room of her own” down in the basement. G got me a sweet notebook computer before BlogHer so I’ve been writing in bed, on the couch, outside, wherever. This weekend, though, I retreated to my lair to write while the kids played quietly with collaborative educational […] ...more