I'm not normally a holiday crank, but year two of A Very COVID Christmas has me feeling slightly Ebenezer Scrooge-ish.
Last year, we missed a great deal, but there was a warmth, a kindness in the air from a wartime unity. Holiday routines were altered but offered respite from the sadness and isolation.
But in winter 2021, the grim pandemic ...Read more
Whenever my parents would ask us kids at the Thanksgiving dinner table to report on what we were grateful for, I'd roll my eyes so hard I practically fell over.
But, as with licking your finger to wipe smudges from your kid's face or justifying things with "because I said so," often we find ourselves returning to the script our ...Read more
If the mere mention of the letters "CRT" turns you from a mild-mannered person into a frothing green monster, know that you are not alone.
For I, too, am now triggered into an Incredible Hulk-like transformation whenever I hear or read about CRT, or "critical race theory," for those of you who've been blissfully absent from our national ...Read more
There's a lot going on in the world, but right now, it's hard for me to care about it all -- especially politics.
Once every few days, there's a seismic disruption to one of our kids' sleep, resulting in an equally seismic disruption to my and my husband's sleep (and sanity).
Last week, it was my 5-year-old, who was so excited for the ...Read more