January 22, 2015

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liar’s moon

I’m quite possibly the most twisted food parent to ever enter the dining ring with a minor. In one corner, weighing in at, never mind, hovers a pajama-clad mama, one foot on the refrigerator door for balance, as she lunges…
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January 20, 2015

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structuring a book

I‘ve been writing lately, which incidentally had nothing to do with any type of New Year’s resolve. Okay, fine, less writing and more editing. But it’s felt delicious to circle back to old pages with fresh eyes because I’m able…
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January 12, 2015

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you’re not the boss of me

Lucas, you say it often. “You’re not the boss of me.” I don’t think it’s something you’ve practiced saying at school, something you’ve learned to say to other children on the playground, and I don’t think they’re words of defiance.…
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January 11, 2015

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golden globes 2015

Thank you to the always beautiful J.Lo. This year, we thank her stylist, for putting the “boob” in “boob tube.” It looks like a biting pinch shadow. Like an underwire, misplaced. Hey, it’s not a Golden Globes post without mentioning…
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January 1, 2015

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centerpieces

When my parents returned home from New Year’s Eve parties, they always had noisemakers, glittered hats and oversized glasses with an outline of the new year, and a table centerpiece. There was usually a Mylar balloon for each of us.…
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December 29, 2014

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light and dark christmas

Black and white cookies were the only acceptable cookies to be left for Santa Claus this year, if for no other reason than a not so subliminal hint that Lucas was hoping beyond hope that St. Nicholas might grant his…
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December 18, 2014

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you’ve got to move it, move it

Almost all of my holiday shopping has happened online. That is, it would’ve happened online, if most everything weren’t out of stock. Here’s a thing of beauty, though, say it with me: Price Match Guarantee. I print like there’s no…
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December 9, 2014

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proud gifting sweetness

Last night Abigail asked if she could have money for the school holiday boutique. It’s a fair of crap, plastic rings and enormous pencils, gifts for everyone on your list. Every year we give them money and names, but this…
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