Whatever: Gifts for Tween Girls

November 2016 has been a historically crazy month. Thanksgiving gatherings no doubt will also be historically crazy this year. But pay attention, my discombobulated friends: Christmas is coming. And your tween girl is already rolling her eyes about it. Probably. I mean she’d actually have to be listening to you to roll her eyes at […]

Mama’s Got a New Bag

I bought my first pair of TOMS shoes as soon as I read about their commitment to One for One. This was in 2008, before they became a style statement. I was on board immediately when I read about children who could not go to school because they did not have shoes and about children […]

But I’m in Costa Rica!

I’m taking a few minutes this evening to be publicly thankful for the lack of howling wind (or monkeys) tonight. Last night the wind was blowing so hard and whistling so loudly that not only did I think it might blow the house down, but it scared the bejeezus out of my nearly 7 year-old […]