Orlando is for Families…and Overdraft Fees.

By |2013-04-09T10:44:34-04:00April 9th, 2013|Parenting, Travel|

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 [...]

Happy Birthday, Papa.

By |2017-06-14T15:13:39-04:00April 5th, 2013|Marriage, Parenting|

The kids call him papa. I think it makes people uncomfortable, which only goads us on, triple dog daring us into those weird couples who refer to each other as "papa" and "mama" across the room from each other at parties or in line for the complimentary hotel continental breakfast. We have all our important [...]

Family Vacation? Liar.

By |2013-04-02T10:44:58-04:00April 2nd, 2013|Parenting, Travel|

I remember when we landed in Cleveland from L.A. We stood in baggage claim hand in hand. He carried my bags for me, and snuggled me close as we ran in the snow to our car. We stopped at a restaurant off the turnpike on the drive home, he ran in to pee and came [...]

The Tiny Fashionista

By |2017-06-14T12:12:57-04:00March 8th, 2013|Fashion, Parenting, Travel|

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

By |2017-06-14T15:35:25-04:00March 6th, 2013|Parenting|

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

By |2017-06-14T16:23:07-04:00March 5th, 2013|Parenting|

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 [...]

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Meeting Wyatt

By |2017-06-14T15:13:59-04:00February 15th, 2013|Parenting, Pop Culture Addiction|

Every morning on the way to school we listen to music and sing. When they get out I turn on NPR or POTUS to nerd out, but until then, it's a super long drive and yes, singing and merriment is had. The kids have a Spotify playlist, and it used to consist of mostly Disney [...]

Screw the Dinner Table

By |2013-01-14T10:16:51-04:00January 14th, 2013|Parenting|

Friday night I came home from dinner with the girls, kissed the trio of messy haired mugs on the couch watching some apparent illegal form of Hotel Transylvania, peeked in at Andy playing some totally nerdy computer gun war game, went to my closet, pulled off my shirt, unbuttoned my jeggings, and went to the [...]