Did You Not Know That Boys Can Have Long Hair?

My kids aren't little angels. At times they do frustrating things, destructive things and overall mind-boggling-ly asinine things. Because, well, ...more

It's Getting Dark and I Will Hold Your Hand

Hey Grampy,...more

This Good Life {or How Much I Love Notebooks}

These have been strange days. There is a ...more

Forgiving is Hard Until it Isn't

For most of my life I've had a hard time letting go. I would hold all the things so tight until my grippy knuckles turned white and suffocated the kitty. I'm loyal ....more

For the Love of Her Girl (A Love Story)

Two weeks ago we were in the throws of illness here at the Pants Ranch. Well actually, Pants, Daddy and I were getting through it just fine, it was Plum who was not. My sweet girl, as always, was sicker then the rest of us ....more

Pause the Song, Mama. I Need a Microphone.

We all have those moments when we are punched in the face by love. You know when the wave of Oh My God, I Love You So Much Right Now rushes over you and drowns you in awesome? It happens a lot over here but sometimes that wave brings with it the Memory Train to plow me down, too ....more

I Need to Tell You Something

Doug and Pants back in the day I could see that he was on the brink. ...more

Dear Pants and Plum: On Chaos and Love

Dear Pants and Plum,...more

When Art & Life Collide 

While at summer camp with my family, I had a conversation with a friend. We were talking about Pants and how he seems to be uniquely aware of the complexities of his emotions. My friend told me that she could see him ....more

Real Isn't How You Are Made....

I went to parent-teacher conference night last week. It started out like a parent's dream. Pants is making great strides! ...more