The Emerald City With My Munchkins

Last year, I took Annie along with me on a work trip to Nintendo Headquarters in Seattle (I’m a member of their parents panel). For this year’s trip to headquarters, I was able to bring both Annie AND James. Based on his obsession with Mario, I knew he would have a blast. Our flight up…

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Thoughts And Prayers

When Madeline died, people from all over the world sent us their thoughts and prayers. I’ve said hundreds of times that I don’t know what we would have done without them. The support and love held us up when we could hardly breathe. It meant (and still means) so much to us. But our family,…

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Last-Minute Pumpkins

Because I am so behind on life, I only managed to take both kids to pick out pumpkins yesterday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? Our pumpkin patch is like a mini-carnival, with inflatable slides, bounce houses, rides, and some games. My kids go nuts there and it’s one of those places that’s…

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The World Will Never Be The Same

The kids and I are huuuuuge fans of Hamilton: An American Musical. A year ago, I watched the PBS documentary about the making of the musical, and they both sat with me and watched it with undivided attention. Ever since then, we’ve been Ham Fans. We listen to the soundtrack daily, and the kids have…

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There Actually Are Things We Can Do About Gun Violence

I knew after my last post that I’d get some people saying, “But WHAT can we do? What laws or regulations would stop gun violence?” Well, I made a list of suggestions. Let’s make one thing clear from the start – no law or regulation will stop all crime. The point of common-sense gun regulations…

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