Pink or blue?

My good friend, Nayef Zarrour, gave me a good tip recently. When a female friend comes to him upset, he asks, “Do you want a pink or a...

I’m scared

I’ve held up pretty well this year — even despite the social unrest and pandemic. But, the wildfires (and my whole Instagram feed being...

We just have to laugh

Ok. So we’ve survived the first week or two of remote schooling. Congrats! The only we are going to make it through is with a sense of...

Our kids are mirrors

Chloe freaks out when she makes a mistake. Like whales on the floor sobbing, making minor mistakes so much worse. The scary part is that...

Are you the worst parent?

Let’s ease into the short work week today with a little laughter. Take McSweeny’s quiz: Are you the worst fucking parent? Here are a few...

Stop the pre-worry

Last week, the kids’ school released the online learning calendar. It involved 30-min on, 20-minutes off of Zoom calls for most of the...

The path less chosen

The other day I went on a ‘trail run.’ Trail run is in quotes because I’m not sure the route I chose was actually a trail, and the...

A big ‘aha’ for me

A few weeks ago, I had a huge ‘aha’ moment. I had made a mistake earlier that day and couldn’t sleep.  When I reflected on why I was...

Schedule a Catch-up Day

I default to being over-programmed. Hell, today, I have twelve meetings almost back-to-back. But, recently, I have been blocking off most...

Make the memories

On Saturday, the kids and I were kayaking in the Potomac. We saw a rope swing on the bank ahead. “Mommy, can we go on the rope swing?” My...