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a pee too far


here is a TBT.  I was super pregnant with Rex.  There are always some issues that bother us more than others… for me.. a wet towel on a rug  (grr), kid who want go to sleep when you are beat … Continue reading →

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The Bacon effect


First kids can’t run around a car while it’s in motion.  Then a lover can’t greet you when you get right of the plane, now they are taking bacon.  I’m of course referring to the latest report from World Health … Continue reading →

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what if you have the “bad” kid


  As a parent who volunteers more at her kid’s school than people who draw a salary I get to see all sides to a school.  So often parents find the fault with a school and lay it a teacher … Continue reading →

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Child’s educational needs vs. your ideals and anxieties


–Couldn’t figure out a pithy short title for this one. As parents know there is nothing like having a child to make you review your own childhood.  From the “I had to make my bed every morning so should you.” … Continue reading →

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volunteering at school lunch


So, When Viv was first in Kindergarten I volunteered, but as this video shows it didn’t quite go as I had planned.  I tired a few more times, but it always seemed to be school lunch time just as Rex … Continue reading →

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children’s music class


I just popped in to my neighborhood book store to get some books for Vivien.  I do my very best not to buy books online from the place that rhymes with parmesan and go to our locally owned small book … Continue reading →

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The Italian Tampon


As I’ve written about we we lucky to go to Italy this summer.  What can you say about Italy that hasn’t already been said?  The food is sublime, the language is beautiful.  Contribution to the art world is deep.  The … Continue reading →

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Prosaic adventures in Italy


More on that Europe thing. No, not the humanitarian crisis, just my little trip.. right before the pudding hit the fan.  There are the instagramable moments when you travel abroad, but there are more that are not.  So often travel … Continue reading →

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When your child makes you realize you are as dumb as dirt


He, he, this cracks me up.. I’m humbled all the time being a mom, but never more then when my kids ask me questions that I cannot answer.  Have you been there?  I’m sure you have.  Vivien is now a … Continue reading →

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Labor day fun


I hope you got to watch the Season Finale of Daphne Dishes.  Backyard Camping.  Check out recipes here.  It was great to make the 13 episodes for season 2 and I worked with such lovely people.  Everyone was super kind … Continue reading →

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