Hi, Karma

I'm not going to lie -- part of how I survived Alexis' toddler years was to console myself with the fact that paybacks are a bitch. From the Toddler Helmet™ to the food thievery to the constant bathroom intrusions, I fully expected that karma would find its way back to her. Some day she would call me, complaining endlessly about how her own child wouldn't stay in his bed, wouldn't sleep, and insisted on screaming randomly all of the time ....more

What a Girl Wants

If the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Alexis is dancing, Mila and I are at the playground. We started going the second daylight decided to stick around past the dinner hour. We've kept it up twice per week since, weather permitting ....more

Sometimes I Agree with the People Boycotting Target

Target recently did a thing, in case you hadn't heard. Basically, they set a policy that says to use the restroom that makes the most sense to you based on who you are as a person. Which, really they didn't have to say anything because the last time I checked, that's what people have been doing for years ....more

Spinach and Feta Crescents

I can't remember if I've mentioned this before or not, but Mila has a superpower. Her superpower is that she is able to sense when I'm eating. She knows whether she's on a different floor of the house, inside while I'm outside, or when facing backwards in her car seat and I'm sneaking food in the front ....more

When Doves Cry

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Life With a Toddler: A Short Story

"All done!" Mila said as she handed me a lump of slobber-covered bread. I grabbed the bread from her. "More!" Mila said ....more

Is There a Harry Potter Support Group? I'm Asking for a Friend.

To know Alexis is to know that she doesn't do anything halfway. She can't just read a book; she has to alter the orbit of her universe so that it revolves around that book. She received the entire Harry Potter series for Christmas ....more

A Different View That's Actually the Same

Because I am a special sort of insane, I let Alexis add a tumbling class to her schedule a few months back. It's all sorts of fun for her because it's an hour dedicated to back tucks and arabians and all sorts of other things that I can't name because do you hear that? The tumble-loving girl who won't stop talking? ...more

A Different View That's Actually the Same

Because I am a special sort of insane, I let Alexis add a tumbling class to her schedule a few months back. It's all sorts of fun for her because it's an hour dedicated to back tucks and arabians and all sorts of other things that I can't name because do you hear that? The tumble-loving girl who won't stop talking? ...more
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