We Shall Call Him George

Mila is not going to be the rule follower that her big sister is, so she had to find some other way to compete for Favorite Daughter. She decided to go for being a baby as long as possible. It's a good strategy ....more

Zoodle Spaghetti

One thing got in the way of another, and the next thing you know, it was late June before I planted my vegetable seeds this year. Better late than never, right? It's really no big deal because I will soon have zucchini and beans and carrots and such ....more

Obsessed

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A Reminder About Christmas Crazy in July

As of this very moment, there are enough school supplies piled on my dining room table to take care of about 35 kids. That's pretty fantastic. But I want to take care of more kids ....more

We Were So Close to Ruining Her Life

Alexis started with the harassment super early in life. "I want a brother or sister." "When can I have a brother or sister?" "I neeeeeeeed a brother." "My life is a complete disaster because you have not delivered on that sister I requested several years ago." She may not have exactly said all of those things, but she came real close. It's going to be a few years before I tell Alexis about how those constant questions and demands cut straight to the core ....more

To Remember

Parenting is full of rewarding moments. Some of them are easier to explain that others. There's the day that your kid excels on the field and you get to yell, "That's MY girl!" There's the day that they do well on something at school ....more

Selfies of Your Dog Otis

It's not often that I write these words, in no small part because I think things through fooooorrrreeeevvvvveeeerrrr before forming an opinion, but here it is: I was wrong. Totally wrong. Totally and completely wrong ....more

Baked Eggplant and Spinach

Were there 48 hours in this weekend? Because I swear there WAS NOT NO WAY NUH-UH. Seriously ....more