My ailing Butternut

Sharing my bed with the other kid this week.

Time after time

I am going out today and buying her fingerless gloves, jelly bracelets and an Atari.

Girls, they wanna

It is time for a crash course in Duran Duran, Prince, Bananarama, Culture Club and Eurythmics.

The beginning of an ironic yet worthwhile tradition

You could make the argument that it’s ironic that I’m starting a tradition around the mission of fighting hunger when both of my kids don’t like to eat. And you’d be right.

Matters of the eyes

A two-week crash course in vision charts, phoropters, lenses and frames, and perhaps a gentle nudge to get your kids’ eyes tested.

And yet again, we win

The verdict is in, and the photographer who took these can feel confident in his skill.

Bedtime with Marlo

When Marlo asks what she was like at five years old I’ll pull up this post and say, “This is a small but very accurate sample.”

Exploring the magical world of fiction

Historical facts do not matter when trying to distract a five-year-old from the knowledge that we are not yet at our destination.

Every holiday is Christmas to a certain kid

Normally I’m all BAH HUMBUG this time of year, but Marlo’s enthusiasm is just a tiny bit contagious.

In celebration of embracing change

We threw a party involving both Marlo AND a piñata and somehow no one got hurt.