Yay! BOOM!

The 4th of July has always ranked high on my list of Best Holidays. Earlier in life, it was high on my list because it was a good holiday to volunteer to work. Hardly any humans wandered into the department store where I worked, we closed early, and work in no way interfered with the fun ....more

Magic Cake Cups

This is a thing that happened this weekend. But it's not really the point. The point is actually this ....more

The Ghosts of 4th of July Past

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A Prisoner of All Things

I most certainly don't know where she gets it from (ahem), but Mila is such a night owl. She hates mornings with a fiery passion and thrives in the space between sundown and sunrise. She can be about to fall over from exhaustion at 7:00, but girlfriend wants to throw a party once 9:00 rolls around ....more

13 Months of Tricks

So. Hey. This kid has been around for 13 months now ....more

On Otherness

We talk about Otherness a lot around here. It's not something to be applauded; it's something born of necessity. When you're a tomboy and your first-born declares her favorite color to be "sparkle," you have a choice ....more

Quick (Not) Beef and Broccoli

One of my children has been complaining endlessly that I don't make tofu enough, which, uhhhhh, WHAT? How did that happen? How did I end up with a kid that whines for tofu instead of, say, chocolate? ...more