May 12, 2017
Hey, Mama.

I have a really phenomenal mom. Mother’s Day always reminds me of this, but I have lots of reminders all the time. Here are a few of the biggies. One: This: We are living in the time of graduations and senior photos, and can I just mention that everything is better now? The parties are … Continue reading “Hey, Mama.”

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October 7, 2016
In defense of parents who aren’t insane

Readers. Friends. Countrymen and women. Lend me your ear and let’s chat about youth sports. Youth sports. THE LAND OF THE INSANE. Marc and I are receiving an education this fall in youth sports. Up until this time, for the first fourteen years of our parenting life, we have been entirely naive. We have done … Continue reading “In defense of parents who aren’t insane”

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June 3, 2016
Giveaway! YOU. WANT. THIS.

YOU GUYS. I’m so excited for you. Because I’m about to change your lives. We have just skidded into the end of the school year around here, and this giveaway is going to perk up that part of you that is secretly groaning with that news. Oh, just admit it. Even if you love your … Continue reading “Giveaway! YOU. WANT. THIS.”

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May 6, 2016
Show Choir: No, we’re not kidding.

We are in show choir season around here. You heard me. Show choir season. Kind of like lacrosse season or volleyball season only with lots of sparkles and jazz hands. I used to be in show choir, before the turn of the century. I loved it. We sang, we danced, we ratted our hair, we … Continue reading “Show Choir: No, we’re not kidding.”

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April 1, 2016
A Week in the Life

Good gravy, I’m tired. Why am I so tired? Are you tired? You know this means we are old. We never used to be tired. Old people are exhausted. Probably because they have been walking and talking and processing and thinking and parenting for so long. And probably also because just seeing famous people gets … Continue reading “A Week in the Life”

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March 18, 2016
Spring Break 2016

I visited my sister this week. The kids and I got in the car to drive from Des Moines to Denver and 2765 hours later, we arrived. We had a lovely time. We hiked a mountain. Some of us got courier service down the rough patches.   We saw some beautiful views and tried out avant … Continue reading “Spring Break 2016”

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March 4, 2016
My daughter is reading one of my books.

Ana is reading Operation Bonnet. So is our mini Schnauzer, but I think Ana is getting more out of it. Or at least I hope she is. I’m trying to act natural, like it’s no biggie. Whatever, man! That’s cool. Go ahead, read it. Hope you like it. Or not. Or whatever. Of course I’m … Continue reading “My daughter is reading one of my books.”

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February 5, 2016
Winter Fashion: I Have Concerns

I’m battling a raging sinus infection and you know what I’m wearing? An infinity scarf. In case you missed last week, we have an infinity scarf issue in our house. Marc is opposed; I am in favor. We aren’t quite as heated about neckwear as we were about getting Mr. Trump out of our state … Continue reading “Winter Fashion: I Have Concerns”

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