The Hangover

I got a call this morning from my son’s friend’s mom. Don’t worry, I always understand things better with an illustration, too. She asked if my son could come play after school. I told her yes, hung up and said, “Hey dude!” because it’s important as a parent to do whatever you can to relate […]

If You Take a Friend to Costco…

I don’t know what made me pick up that silo’s worth of Farro the other day at Costco. Maybe I was high on life with the mozzarella samples. Maybe after seeing that pallet of fiber bars, this duffel bag of Farro looked small. I just don’t know. As it turns out, my husband’s complaints about […]

Breaking the Rules

We woke up in the middle of a cloud today. Billowy white surrounded us like First Communion at an all-girls school. Then the sun broke through. It’s simply gorgeous out there. But, speaking of breaking things, I’m breaking rules all over the place with these images. I can’t help it. I love the blur, I […]

In Defense of the French Fry

I was listening to the radio recently and they were talking about the Happy Meal Scandal. You know, the battle over eliminating toys and adding apples. It sounds kind of absurd when you say it out loud, so don’t. Because I was stuck at about the 23rd minute of my 55 minute commute to work, […]

Scooby Doo and the Super Collider

To my left is my trusty sidekick. She sleeps. Deeply. There’s a slight snore coming from her direction and one foot paws the air in slow motion as if she were running on clouds. To my right is someone else’s trusty sidekick. She sleeps like Jason Bourne. One eye open. I could tell this morning […]

Why I Don’t Have the Attendance Office on Speed Dial

The oldest announced this morning with a low grumble and a lame cough that he has a sore throat and asked if he could possibly stay home from school today. Now, you may not be aware that I am not only a card carrying Attendance Tyrant of the First Order, but I’m also a specially […]