Nobody Can Call Me Poo Head Anymore

March 26, 2012

I used to be a real poo head. Lathering up real good every day. But no longer because I am on yet another new program. Just like my feet, I have weird hair.  Some of it is curly, and some of it is straight.  And its mood changes with the weather (sort of like...
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My Son Is Ready For College, But Not Kindergarten

March 21, 2012
My Son Is Ready For College, But Not Kindergarten

Although the youngest in the class, Hayden is thriving in Pre K.  He sits still and quiet for circle time.  He can write his name and obsessively asks me how to spell things.  He sings songs about the days of the week, marching ants, and silly things only a child can understand, and he...
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Tuesday’s List

March 20, 2012

Okay, seriously, this child does not stop talking.  Which makes for good blog fodder interesting rides in the car.  I am fortunate to have a verbal child who often makes me laugh and always makes me think.  Here are some of the things Hayden said this week. Remember when I was three? Well, me...
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Confessions of a Junkie: My Growing Dependence On the Bottle

March 19, 2012
Confessions of a Junkie: My Growing Dependence On the Bottle

“Do you want the 32 ounce, or the large?” – Bill Hicks, 1961-1994 I admit, I’m a junkie.  This is just part of my re-useable beverage container collection.  The rest are scattered around the house or in the dishwasher. It started with my first wide-mouthed Nalgene, and from then on I was hooked. I...
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Does the Dumbing Down of America Start With Our Children?

March 14, 2012

As usual, public education is in the news.  We complain about it, worry about, propose solutions to improve it, but the story is still a sad one. LA Unified has proposed yet another set of budget cuts.  This one would remove all art programs from elementary schools.  Sigh. The district is so bad off...
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On Barefoot Running and My New Suede Shoes

March 12, 2012

I am on a new “Program.”  No, I am not quitting cheese or wine or anything lame like that.  I am quitting shoes.  Sort of. You see, with each passing decade, my feet become flatter.  They have atrophied and spread out.  So what seems like growing feet are actually just like slops of raw...
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What Do Lions, Angels, and the Three Stooges Have In Common?

March 8, 2012

Hello? Anybody here? I guess not, and that’s good because I’m not here, either.  I am over at Moms LA today, talking a little bit about my lionhearted, angel-faced boy and a lot about what makes him so.  If you are halfway interested in kids’ sports, activities for kids in LA, or the Three...
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Who the Hell Is Rick Santorum?

March 7, 2012
Who the Hell Is Rick Santorum?

I consider myself to be an educated, savvy person.  And while I may not be into politics, I know what I need to know.  You know? So I have basically been tuning out all of this pre-primary talk because I don’t like what I have been hearing.  Besides, I know who I will vote...
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Tuesday’s List

March 6, 2012

My child has officially become a little songbird.  He chirps along in his new big-boy carseat, chanting phonics ditties he learned at school and singing cartoon theme songs.  I love it almost as much as the funny things he says to me each day. I am going to marry Stella*, not Alyssa*. I suppose...
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I Want To Feed My Vegetables, Not the Skunks.

March 5, 2012

When I was in high school, and even after I went on to college, people would call me “crunchy” or “little hippie.” Which was really silly since I’d almost rather bang my head against a wall than endure a Phish concert. Was it my jeans and ratty t-shirts?  It wouldn’t have been my stank...
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