for lovers of books and/or babies

My 12 month old baby got kicked out of the Marble Falls, Texas Public Library last week. We go to this library when we are on vacation, visiting family in Texas, and my… Continue reading

Only in SF Parenting: Part 3 for Kid #3

A couple of years ago I got on a kick of writing about “Only in San Francisco” parenting moments. Here is the latest version. Your kid’s middle school has a fundraiser at Moby… Continue reading

Trying So Hard To Do Non-Workish Writing and I End Up Getting Emotional Over Napkins

Six years ago I started this blog as a cathartic reaction to feeling overwhelmed and frightened by the byzantine San Francisco public school lottery process. Writing about the process gave me and outlet… Continue reading

shredded wheat hair: 11 things i thought were gone for good

One year ago I got the biggest (and best) bombshell of my life with a surprise pregnancy. You know that old saying about trying to make plans and God having a good long… Continue reading

my tiny yogini

Two times a week (and sometimes three if I’m lucky) I truck myself and my cute little baby out to a mommy-baby yoga class. The trip is a refresher on the challenges of… Continue reading

Hello, Sunshine!

A year ago I thought that I had things figured out. Not the Big Picture kind of figured out. Not that I had mastered the meaning of life, the universe, and my purpose.… Continue reading

how to talk to a pregnant woman: a refresher for douchebags

Lists like this have been shared a thousand times by a thousand women. But for the love of Ganesh, no one seems to be listening! My poor husband gets an annoying lecture from… Continue reading

what the what?

Two ways I’m going to officially continue to come out to the world that I am officially pregnant with our family’s official third child. 1. Here is a list of all the stuff… Continue reading

like you need another reason to vote

Dig if you will a picture. Me, blabbing on and on to my Big Girl, who is zoning out over her latest book and only looking up occasionally to pretend to listen to… Continue reading

i am a public school parent and i won’t back down (sorry maggie!)

Last night I went to a media screening of the new film Won’t Back Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis with Holly Hunter. I’ll get right to the point, y’all. Here are… Continue reading