Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I’m just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you’ve read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven’t read the book by […]

I Speak For The Trees {Caboo Paper Products Review}

My guilt list is quite long. When you have children, it’s easy to add things to the list: I should feed them better, listen better, give them more opportunities, fix the world so it’s still here when they are adults…you know, your basic, easy stuff. I try to model healthy food choices and active listening […]

The whys of the 100th day of school

I get that elementary school is different these days than it was for me back in the 80s, what with the smart boards and chrome books and whatnot. Those are good things. Technology is helping our children learn. Cool. Great. Awesome. But the dressing up and big-to-do’s? Why. WHY? Today was the 100th day of […]

9 Conversations I Just Can’t Have Anymore

Enough is enough. We all have our limits and I’ve reached mine on the following topics: Minecraft: I love you, kids, but I don’t want to hear about the cool thing you learned to do on Minecraft. You’ve told me too much already. I can’t pretend to listen anymore. Our Garage: It is such a […]

my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s […]