Hop Along, Grasshopper

There are times when all you want them to do is grow up. There are times when how dependent on you they are feels absolutely suffocating. Of course, we love our kids ....more

Open Letter To Janay Rice

I'm so sorry, Janay. I'm so sorry that you are once again made to endure the scrutiny of the public. You know? If my personal business was revealed to all the world, I would be mortified....more
Courtney Henley The facts are that once a severely battered woman leaves her abuser her risk of ...more

To Janay Rice...

I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry that you are once again made to endure the scrutiny of the public. You know? ...more

Plum Takes on Preschool. Wins.

Dang, baby girl....more

I Meal Planned.  It Didn't Suck. 

I have long resisted the idea of meal planning. Seriously. I try desperately to not grow up every chance I get ....more

There's a Rock in My Pocket { DIY - Make a Safe Rock for your Child}

Sometimes we need an anchor. Sometimes we need magic....more

If You Don't Read This Blog Your Kids Will Rob a Bank

There has been a slew (pronounced- sl-eeeee-you) of parenting articles in my news stream lately. The parenting fairy/Universe must think I need to read some because we are talking about a constant flurry of ways to be fantastic and do it right. Some tell me to change what I say, change how I think and change how I skip to my Lou ....more

Meet Gloria. She Poops in My Yard.

Sooo, yeah. We got a puppy. A ridiculous and adorabalicious puppy and I love her so much its not even funny....more


Tomorrow I turn thirty-nine....more

Ray Rice, Domestic Violence and The United States of Disorderly Conduct

Three years ago I left my full-time job to stay home with my babies. For ten years, I had been the child advocate in a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. I loved my job very much but I have always struggled with burning my candle at both ends so when I became a mother, I burned out fast ....more