Here’s something I’ve never shared with you before: I have a child with an autoimmune disease. It’s something I haven’t written about because like many autoimmune diseases, it’s an invisible illness. Although my child has struggled and life since diagnosis hasn’t been easy, you probably wouldn’t have any idea my kid had anything going on […]

Deep Thoughts, Family, Fun

March 23, 2020

Still Wondering Why You Should Stay at Home? Read This.

My Facebook feed is filled right now with moms and dads resolutely trying to help their kids do all of their schoolwork from home. And I feel for them, because I know how hard it is. This is my fourth year of homeschooling my daughter under much the same conditions — Teachers set her curriculum […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

March 20, 2020

It’s Time to Cancel School Until Fall

You probably have a lot of thoughts and feelings right now about coronavirus. So do I, my friend. Honestly, I feel like I have no words for what’s going on — but that’s what GIFs are for, right? So here’s a look at my life right now — IN GIFS…   Me, watching the news. […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun, Humor

March 13, 2020

How I’m Feeling About Coronavirus Right Now. A Story in GIFs.

Not to panic you, but I’d like to announce that I’m officially panicking about coronavirus. And before you come at me with your medical expert-quoting article links on why I shouldn’t be panicked, let me say from the outset that I fully realize most people who get the illness are recovering, and kids and teenagers […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

February 27, 2020

I’m Panicking About People Panicking About Coronavirus

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Jennifer Lopez’s scandalous Super Bowl performance, I’ve seen many comments and concerns over what is and what isn’t appropriate for families to watch. This handy guide should help clear up your confusion! OKAY: Olympic pairs ice skating.   NOT OKAY: Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl performance.   OKAY: The […]

Fun, Humor

February 5, 2020

This Family Viewing Guide Solves the ‘Jennifer Lopez Problem’

Ever look at an ad and wonder how they got that shot? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the HelloFresh shoot with Jessica Alba… IMAGINED BY ME.   “All right, everyone! Let’s get started. Ms. Alba has been kind enough to make time in her schedule for this shoot and she is due to arrive in […]

Fun, Humor, Style

February 3, 2020

An Exclusive (and Totally Made Up) Look Behind the Scenes of Jessica Alba’s Hello Fresh Campaign

Each afternoon when I pick up my 12-year-old son from school, we perform a time-honored ritual that’s shared by millions of moms and sons every single day. (begin scene) “How was school?” I ask him. “Fine,” he answers. “What happened today?” I ask him. “Nothing,” he answers. (end scene) Of course, I usually press him […]

Family, Fun, Humor

January 30, 2020

The Candyman

You can’t look at TV or social media today without seeing the name Kobe Bryant. The death of Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others in a helicopter crash shocked the nation and brought many to tears. Yesterday, most of the posts and stories I read portrayed Kobe as a sort of angel on earth […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

January 27, 2020

It’s Okay to Be Sad About Kobe Bryant’s Death

There are many things I’m sure I’ll miss when my children are grown. I’ll miss their laughter and noise and chatter. Their companionship, their hugs and hand squeezes. There are also a few things I won’t miss — I won’t miss driving the kids to school and doctor’s appointments and practices, and friends’ houses. Or […]

Family, Fun, Humor

January 23, 2020

Panic at the Trampoline Park

2019 definitely was a year of transition for my family. This has a lot to do with where we are now in life — Our youngest two kids have reached the tween/teen years, our parents are getting older, and so are the rest of the adults in our extended family. We’ve had to handle some […]

Family, Fun

January 1, 2020

2019: The Year in Review