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 […]

Gifts for Moms

Not all moms are the same, so I can’t tell you what kind of gift every mom you know might like. But what I can tell you is that at this point in my life, after being a mom for ten years, I don’t really care about presents. I’m just too tired to care and […]

chai tea & tai chi

I look forward to days the kids have off from school. I like the break in the routine. Plus I get to sleep later. But two days off from school? A four-day-weekend randomly placed in February? I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with that. Friday was fine. Fridays off are always fine. Also […]

kids, cups, and brooms

I don’t watch the news as much as I used to. So many bad and troubling events in the world. Divisiveness is running rampant in our country. People are putting butter in their coffee. We live in strange times. But the one thing I really can’t seem to get my head around, the one thing […]

I won’t be attending the Pumpkin Spice party

Fall is a lovely season. Not so much in Houston where fall is exactly like summer and the leaves don’t really change color, but in theory fall is lovely. Fall scarves, fall boots, fall colors, fall made-up flavors that everyone obsesses about when Starbucks unleashes releases it. Lovely. Yep. I’m looking at you, Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin […]