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    “The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.”

    Eli Khamarov

    When I drop Pip off at Daisytree pre-school two mornings a week, it provides Fig and I with a two-hour chunk of one-on-one time. During the week-long Spring Break, Fig demonstrated a few negative, […]


    “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.”

    William James

    When I was a teenager, I was really interested in the performing arts. I loved music. I wrote songs, I played guitar, I acted in plays, I danced, but I did not have a very powerful singing […]

    Move over Barbie…

    “Math is tough.”

    Mattel’s talking Barbie

    I’m fortunate enough to be writing a monthly column for Our Big Earth, a fabulous local blog that serves our community of young families well. This past Saturday, OBE published my Barbie-Buyer’s Remorse article, and it was met with a wide variety of comments. (To […]

    I have fears

    “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

    ~Leo Buscaglia

    I’ve never been a worrier. Loved ones have traveled to faraway places, friends have been involved in dangerous sports, my husband has climbed mountains and rafted down […]

    Fairies and Jack Black

    “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”

    Henry Ward Beecher

    Sometimes I feel as though my home is a comedy club. If you are currently raising young children who are of speaking age, you know what I […]