Hey Mom, taste this…

I do all the cooking in our house. It’s just worked out that way. Sure, Bill can cook ....more

Attack of the killer moon jellyfish

On the last day of our Florida vacation, I decided to take the kids snorkeling on a coral reef in the keys. I spent my childhood hovering over sea life with a plastic tube shoved in my mouth while my back bubbled in the sun and I wanted to give my kids that same experience. Buck and Emerson snorkeled once in Hawaii, but August has never snorkeled and he wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to try it ....more

Seeing the world wearing a jog bra

One of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling is to take a local exercise class. I know it’s kind of strange, but it accomplishes two goals — the more boring goal of fitness and the really fun goal of people watching. I have travelled a lot and I can you there is no better place to people watch than an exercise class ....more

Woo-hoo! I’m In the Powder Room!

I’ve been stalking In the Powder Room for a while now. If you don’t know about it, it’s a site with really, really funny writing. Great articles and posts, hilarious pictures ....more

You can’t go home again… or can you?

I’ve often wondered about the title of Thomas Wolfe’s book. I mean, can you go home again?...more

My children interpret pop music

In the summer, it seems like my kids and I are constantly in the car together… going to the pool, to the library, to the grocery,...more

I solve the race issue

I’ve been thinking a lot about race since the shootings. Not the shootings in the movie theater. Not the shootings of the military people ....more

I went Vegan for a week — here’s what happened

As you know, I LOVE animals. ...more

Waiting for a hot dog behind Abraham Lincoln

For no real reason other than morbid curiosity, I decided to take my kids to a Civil War reenactment yesterday. Before we left the house I thought I should try to explain the Civil War to them so they’d have a better understanding of what they were about to see. This meant I had to explain slavery, which is something I’ve been avoiding doing up until now ....more

7-Eleven’s free slurpee day — a truly nauseating experience

Sometimes as a parent, I just get so sick of parenting. I don’t mean the caring part of parenting, like giving someone a hug. I mean the responsible part of parenting ....more