Back to School. Ring the Bell. (Or We're All Alright! We're All Alright!)

Off to Kindergarten. Off the Pre-K Surprise! There's a new kind of ache sending your firstborn child to school for five whole days and allowing others to teach and care for him ....more

Everything is Awesome: When Camping is the Answer

There was a BOAT! Last weekend we took the kids camping for the second time in their little lives. The short of it is that it was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC ....more

When I Realized That I Am OK With My Kids Growing Up

In the blink of an eye your kids grow up. This was said to me over and over and over AND OVER again from the moment it was obvious that I was pregnant with Pants. Friends, family, strangers, open letters on the internet - they all ...more

Sail On, Silver Girl...

Grandma, You're dying. It's happening right now and I am here in my house unable to come. Knowing you the way that I do, you'd totally understand and then maybe harbor a little guff ....more

I Should Have Known It Was You, Friend.

Every morning (almost) I have a routine. You know, if the kids sleep long enough to let me ease into the day. So about 3 days a week I have a routine ....more

Planting Seeds

This is a...more

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