Will It Ever Stop?


Yo. I don’t know. (I should tell you that the song “Ice, Ice Baby” was nominated for a Grammy. In 1991. A fact that is both educational and sobering.) I’m not rocking a mic like a vandal but I am mothering to the extreme. I am parenting in a world with which I am unfamiliar. […]

the burdens of her mother


“When is your birthday?” asked the volunteer behind the library counter. “May 18th,” my daughter answered, incorrectly. Perhaps we should have skipped this event. The night before, my soon-to-be 9 year-old had been concerned about attending Birthday Book Club as she does not like “rushing around” in the morning. I assured her that attending would not […]

Who Are You When You’re Hungry?


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias – Thank you for supporting the brands that make my blog possible. Try as I might to not take care of errands on an empty stomach, sometimes timing gets the best of me. It’s not an easy task to […]

What I Learned at CAMP {#TxSC15}


I don’t think anyone would describe me as “adventurous”, yet I seem to willingly put myself in situations that require me to travel to places I’ve never been, to meet people I’ve never met with some regularity. My latest adventure? CAMP. Last weekend I drove three and a half hours to Camp Texlake, which is a […]

Grocery Shopping Tips. But Not Really.

Grocery shopping is the worst part of being a grown up. It doesn’t help that I am particularly bad at meal planning. I do well at neither the meal nor the planning portion of the activity. To say grocery shopping is not my favorite thing is an understatement of comic proportions. When we lived in California we […]