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 […]

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 […]

Let’s Be Bad Moms at Alamo Drafthouse

The longer I’m a mom the less I care about SO MANY things. I care about my kids, obviously, but I don’t really care about what other people think about how I parent. And that? Makes me feel like a bad mom sometimes. Which is probably ironic. But I came of age when Alanis Morisette’s […]

summer and time

On the second day of summer break my girls were¬†already planning what they will pack for lunch and snack on their first day of school. In August. Why, oh WHY are they in such a hurry to have time pass? The next school year will put them in first grade and fifth grade. They are […]