Being a Mother in 5

The Trio

1. My kids have iPads. I feel bad about that for exactly four seconds until we end up sprawled across my bed watching Monty Python videos on youtube together for three hours. Plus it makes it easier to drive in cars with them. 2. It takes a village to raise a child. But, don’t limit […]

Orlando is for Families…and Overdraft Fees.

Fort De Soto

Once or twice a year we head down to Florida. It’s an absolute privilege my children get as a byproduct of having in-laws and friends that now reside in the Sunshine State. Last week I did a little venting on the myth that is the “family vacation.” I blame the steroids I was on for […]

The Tiny Fashionista

Lalaloopsy Collage

Having a girl has been a really, really awesome head trip. After two boys, I totally wanted a girl, but I had no idea what I was getting. I mean, it’s way better than I expected, but sometimes Andy and I look at each other all… Where did she come from? How does she know […]

Pink Eye

shallow hal eyes

Last Wednesday, the school popped up on my caller ID. Now, that single occurrence used to send me dashing to the phone, freaked out and scared to death at the news on the other end. But then, I quickly realized the main reason I happen to get calls from the school is for things like, […]

Parenting in Two Photos

Some days I call Andy at work and just make, like, a series of animalistic grunts and whines. Wheeeeeezzzeeeeee. Yeeeelppppppppp. Mew mewwwwwwww. Hisssssssss. Click. That is my best description of parenting. He always assumes I’m exaggerating. I now have photographic evidence. What Andy thinks our kids are like. What our kids are like. Andy, come […]

Working from Home: the Good, the Bad, and the Pathetic

Work From Home

I was having dinner with a friend the other night when her phone dinged on the table, and as she checked the text with obvious exasperation, she looked up at me and then out the window at the dance of headlights playing on the street beside us and whispered wistfully, I wish I could work […]