Category Archives: parenting

On addressing the assholery

When she is good, she’s quite literally, totally awesome. A few weeks ago, I chaperoned the field trip to the pumpkin patch. So many parents went that most of us were with just one or two kids. I got to spend the whole day with just Lulu. It was so fun. Tiring and overwhelming but […]

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Is this what you had in mind?

This morning, Lulu was asking me some really hard-to-decipher questions about when she has kids someday.  I wasn’t really sure what she was wondering or trying to ask.  She might have just been talking out her a$$.  Somewhere along the line of the conversation, we agreed that I’d watch her kids while she went to […]

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Tina, Eat!

Remember in Napoleon Dynamite when he feeds the llama & yells, “Tina, Eat!”   Like THIS? Ellie is our Tina.  We actually say it, “Eat, Tina!” because we are old and remember it that way.  She loves her white carbs like bread, pretzels, canned chicken noodle soup, pretzels, ramen, plain noodles & again, pretzels.  Oh.  And […]

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“I feel like an adequate mother.”

Have you ever heard someone say, “I feel like a terrible mother.”?  Maybe they fell asleep in the pickup line.  Or maybe they forgot to send in that really important form for the really important thing.  I hear people say this.  I hear friends say this.  This isn’t something I say. That’s because I know […]

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122012: Peace.

We took this as part of an effort on The Bloom Forum. Peace To Sandy Hook. It’s interesting to see the positive movements like this evolve after a tragedy like Sandy Hook.  I like the idea of sharing images of our own kids sending them a message of support & peace. Another of my favorite […]

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