My Head Is A Mess

Too.much.stuff.  Too many wardrobe options to pack.  Too many things rolling around in my brain. Two days left, and then we leave for BlogHer 12. I have been listening carefully to everyone’s words of wisdom about bringing comfortable shoes. There are breakfasts and sessions and workshops and keynotes and parties and expos and parties and…

BlogHer ’12: Sooo Under Control

I’m going to New York City in a few weeks.  It’s no biggie, really.  Just a blogging conference with approximately 3 billion zillion 4,500 other writers.  We’re going to talk about….well, stuff.  Writerly, blogging stuff.  So it’s totally under control, this trip.  I’m not nervous in the slightest.  Because it’s a very common occurence that…

Love Makes A Family

Once upon a time, there was a family.  A family bound by shared experiences.  Adults who nurtured children, children who laughed and played and ran together.  Children whose roots intertwined as they surfed together, busted their chins open together, camped out in teepees together, shared meals together, and travelled together.  This family tree grew strong,…

Airplane Travel With Toddlers: How to Survive Without Alcohol

Ahhh, Summer. Family vacations, beach adventures, BBQ’s with friends. Lazy days spent by the pool, starry bonfire nights.  And long plane rides, fucked-up nap and bedtime routines, and macaroni and cheese for dinner every night because that’s the only thing your toddler will eat when you’re away from home. Sunscreen in the eyes, forgotten swim…

The Last Week

Dear Max, Every time I sit down to write you this letter, I start to cry. I am so, so proud of you.  I am so moved by the amazing changes that we’ve seen taking root within you in the last week. With the help of some amazing friends, you have opened the door into the realm…

The Adventure Begins….

We made it!! Max was a rock star on the airplane! The big boy Cars backpack was stuffed with surprises to keep Max busy on our long flight…. Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are great traveling companions! They’re up for a trolley adventure, a dip in the infinity pool, and lots of hugs and kisses! The weather…