By my estimate, I spent approximately $84,000 dollars on children’s footwear this summer. Or maybe it just felt like that much money. But it definitely seemed like I was buying shoes every other day. I spend a significant portion of my parenting emotional bandwidth on Dealing With Shoes. The rest of my children’s wardrobe is… Continue reading Shoes. So Many Shoes.
The summer of 2018 will be long remembered in our family as a season of daring exploits on the high seas. Songs will be sung and epic poems recounted about our adventures. Okay, okay. There will probably not be heroic poems told about our trip to the water park or my fledgling attempts at paddle-… Continue reading In Which We Excel at Water Sports
When your energy drink explodes in your lap, it seems like the universe might be trying to tell you something. In this case, I think it was trying to say something like – “quit drinking that crap and sleep, woman!” I wrote another column earlier this summer on “Lessons from Fairy Camp” and it was… Continue reading More Lessons, Some Painful
I’m an extrovert (surprise!) and as such, I like being around people. As a general rule, I believe that more is merrier. Planning a dinner party for four? Why not make it ten? Thinking of having a handful of people over for a movie night? Tell them each to bring a friend. Heck, go ahead… Continue reading More Is Merrier – But Not at 2am