I’m The Thud

Have I told you guys that I am a champion fainter? I started fainting back in elementary school and I’ve only gotten better at it with age. When I was a kid, I fainted when I had a headache, didn’t get enough sleep, or hadn’t eaten enough. I’ve fainted in restaurants, classrooms, and my personal…

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Ringside Seats

On Sunday night, we went out to┬ámy nephew’s favorite restaurant to celebrate his tenth birthday. We were seated at a nice long table in a room just off the entrance. I always call these the “large party with kids” rooms – close enough to the main dining room to feel like you’re part of the…

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The Joshua Tree

This last weekend I had a trip away with a group of my friends who I don’t see nearly enough. We all have kids and crazy lives, but somehow the stars aligned and we were all able to meet up at our friend Jess’ house in the California desert. Our agenda was: ~eat ~laugh ~drink…

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Never Again?

One of the things I love the most about Annabel is how curious she is. She always wants to know how things work, why things happened, etc. Tools like YouTube Kids have been fantastic in helping us find material that explains the things she’s curious about in a way that’s appropriate for her. One day…

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Teach Your Children Well

As you may or may not know, we live in the community I grew up in. It’s an extremely safe city, with just about every resource that you could want in suburbia. Great hospitals, excellent schools, a fantastic park system, you name it. As a product of this community and its schools, I know that…

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