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Insta-Palm

This was the scene from my home office window this afternoon as my neighbor planted a palm tree she purchased from a church down the street: It was very exciting for a few minutes as the tree was lifted up. When cars drove past, they sped up when they went under the...

I was brave, but she was braver

Last night I not only attended The Moth StorySLAM for the first time, but I was brave enough to tell a story. I stood in front of a roomful of people, whom I couldn’t see because the lights were so bright, and told the story of my wild eToys ride. The theme of...

Don’t box me in with labels

When a well-meaning friend recently referred to me as a “Mommy Blogger,” I instantly got defensive. Over the past 1,400+ blog posts, I’ve covered a wide variety of topics and made a conscious effort not to use my unsuspecting family as my primary...

My dog is jealous

My dog may be jealous of this pooch we saw recently, but he’s too short to drive anyway. Besides, I’ll have my hands full teaching my son to drive for the next few...

My new favorite cooking site

What happens when artists from all over the world showcase their skills to clearly present their favorite recipes? You get “They Draw & Cook: Recipe Renderings by Artists, Illustrators & Designers.” This fabulous blog features mouth-watering...