The Mejias Take Manhattan

Holy July, Batman! We have been uncharacteristically traveling like jet setters this month. OK. Nothing like jet setters. Is a jet setter a real thing? Let’s just say it is and quit talking about it already. We were in Florida for a week and then my mom came to town and me and the ol’ […]

Friends

This is day 23 of my #30DaysofThanks series. It feels like a good day to be thankful for friends. I haven’t always had friends. Moving often made that difficult. And then, of course, when you are a kid and you move somewhere new and everybody is already friends it’s awkward. Actually it’s pretty awkward as […]

My Partner

So how does a girl who’d lived in small towns in five different states meet a boy who’d lived his whole life in El Salvador? College, of course. When I met my husband in the fall of 1993, I didn’t even know where El Salvador was. I also didn’t know where Spadra Creek was, so I had to find […]

Why I Make My Kids Use iThings

As a GenX mom with a fondness for all things Montessori, technology for my children’s use has never been a priority in my life. In fact, I’ve been limiting their screen time since birth. We even pared our cable down to only the basics so I wouldn’t be tempted to turn on Disney Junior to entertain the girls […]

31 Days: Women + Halloween Costumes.

For years I have been puzzled by the choices many women — young and not so young — make for their Halloween costumes. It’s become a long standing joke that women’s Halloween costumes are “slutty” this and “sexy” that. Can we stop this trend please? One thing that bothers me about this is that it’s […]