DIY Wired Scarves

I think it’s pretty obvious that the majority of the crafty things I try are because I am too cheap to buy something if I think I can make it myself. I mean, that’s how I ended up making thirty superhero capes for Annie’s party (they ended up costing me only $1.50/each, let’s not talk…

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My Daughter, The Author

Annabel has a lot of interests, but her current passion is writing and illustrating books. Yes, you read that right. It’s her favorite thing to do with Mike. The two of them will spend some time at her writing desk, where Annie will draw a picture, then dictate the words for Mike to write. After…

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While You Were At Preschool…

I took this hog for a spin. Annie says, “Mommy, James needs a helmet!”

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Death Doesn’t Make Friends

Annabel is getting more and more social at school. She’s a friend-lover just like me, so I know how much it means to her to have a group of pals she can count on. She’s starting to get invited to birthday parties and play dates and it’s all really exciting for her. It’s taken longer…

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Shaking The Funk

I am normally the person who is always happy for everyone. I look at other people’s successes as proof that “it can be done,” especially when it’s in a field that I am also in. Their success is my success. But lately I’ve been feeling professionally stagnant, and it’s making me very green-eyed. The majority…

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