Begin The Soul-Sucking That Is Potty Training

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I was feeling a little proud of ourselves this week. Leyna started pooping on the little potty. Not really asking to do so, but doing it quite happily when we placed her on there. Yay! My brilliant little cherub is on her way to potty training! There was a light at the end of the […]

A Teacher’s Gift: Feed Projects


I always struggle with what to get the kids’ teachers at the end of the year. How do you show your appreciation for them and not simultaneously load them up with a bunch of trinkets, crap and calories? I’ve done the gift card thing many times, and that seems like the safest route, but it […]

Finding Peace Through My Lens


My soul needed the trip I took last weekend. It was a “work” trip (and I’ll blog more about the work side of things next month), but it was at an AMAZING place – Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara – with wonderful people, like Jenny and Heather.   And it was peaceful. So […]

Something Amazing


“Kendall, what are you going to learn at school tomorrow?” I whispered as we laid in his bed under his solar system mobile while the planets danced around. “I dunno, I bet sumping amazing,”  he matter-of-factly replied. I bet so. Kendall started K-4 today (his second year of preschool). He helped me lay his clothes […]