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The other day, I was making cookies in the kitchen (because where else would I be making cookies? Kind of a dumb leading sentence...). If there is something I do well, it is make cookies...and my kids know it.  So Annie, anxious to get a warm, gooey cookie, dragged a tall kitchen chair over to … Continue reading Literally

If you decide to try yoga…advice to limit potential embarrassment

Happy New Year, friends!  It's that time of year when we (or maybe just me?) lament all the things we've eaten since Thanksgiving and commit to making changes IMMEDIATELY!  Or tomorrow...because today is still technically a holiday...and leftovers. In the next few days, gyms across America will be inundated with people committed to getting back … Continue reading If you decide to try yoga…advice to limit potential embarrassment

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Warm Regards, Eat Glass

Ah, the holiday season. That blessed time of year when we are inundated with card after lovely card, wishing us a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  Cards arrive from family and friends, near and far.  Every card featuring some combination of children and animals, dressed in matching outfits, smiling as though they are truly … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Warm Regards, Eat Glass

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My husband.  My quiet, thoughtful, brilliant husband. We don't often gush over each other publicly or on social media, but exceptional talent and beautiful expression must be shared.  (He is probably cringing at my use of the word 'gush.') Danny wrote this piece following the death of my grandma Virgie and I am grateful (albeit … Continue reading 71

That time I lost my $#!t over 5th grade math homework

We have identified that my eldest daughter has many talents.  Singing, dancing, acting, flipping about and socializing are all areas that she excels in.  We have identified that math....well, math is an area of great and exciting opportunity! She started out the school year pretty strong, but with rehearsals and shows and hobnobbing with famous … Continue reading That time I lost my $#!t over 5th grade math homework

Seven minutes in a car with a toddler

The scene: Driving home from Louisa's dance class.  Louisa is in the third row, Annie is rear-facing in the middle row.  I'm in the driver's seat. Pulling through the drive-thru at Sonic (which was a dumb idea because it's so much slower than if you actually pull into a stall). Annie: Mom, I want dinner. … Continue reading Seven minutes in a car with a toddler