Now, Here We Are

“Excuse me, can I ask you a question?” he said as he leaned into our table. I had been trying very hard to create invisible walls between our families just to give them the feeling of privacy while they ate… Read moreNow, Here We Are

Story Slam: Raising Boys Without Sports

Per the Studio B Story Slam Statutes as stated by Slam Supervisors, the story subjugator of a story slam will stand on stage at the subsequent slam and start said slam with a story. So… (Love a little alliteration.) At the… Read moreStory Slam: Raising Boys Without Sports

School Supplies 2.0

Sure, I’m on top of the school supplies. Perhaps you think you’re on top of the supplies, too. You may have received your grade-specific list and stocked your children’s backpacks in preparation of the first day of school; certain that… Read moreSchool Supplies 2.0

The Sadism of School Supply Lists

My school supply for two children list reads longer than a 2 week vacation packing list for a family of four during which time they will be traveling to the mountains and the beach and at some point will have… Read moreThe Sadism of School Supply Lists

Conquering Fears One Rung at a Time

And then I took the gift cards that I received from the parents at my preschool after saving them for the perfect treat for myself and put them all towards a futon mattress for Levi’s new bunk bed. Last year,… Read moreConquering Fears One Rung at a Time

The Tooth Fairy Eats What?

Levi lost his fifth tooth, his lateral incisor. That, in itself, is relatively insignificant considering current events across the world. I bring it up because in preparing for the inevitable loss, Levi had plenty of time to consider the note… Read moreThe Tooth Fairy Eats What?

Gender Norms are Messing with Our Moves

“Sometimes I want to be a girl,” Levi said in passing. Twice now on different occasions. I, being the open-minded, supportive mother that I am, wanted to ask questions, explore, process, get to the bottom of this statement. Did he… Read moreGender Norms are Messing with Our Moves

When Poop Picks Itself up

We had a dog. Temporarily. Friends finally took us up on our offer to dog-sit. While I have not yet given in to the pleas of our children AND my spouse, I have proactively invited friends to leave their dogs… Read moreWhen Poop Picks Itself up

First time up the bum for art’s sake

Just how artful will it be when 19-year-old Clayton Pettet loses his virginity with another man, live, in front of an audience at The Orange Dot in London on April 2nd at his one-off performance of Art School Stole My Virginity. Clayton… Read moreFirst time up the bum for art’s sake

Big Apple Circus Trumps Hiding Under Electric Blankets

Gabriella’s company gives back so that a few times out of the year we can say, “Hey, it’s not so bad that we never see you and that you work non-stop and that you bring work home and that when… Read moreBig Apple Circus Trumps Hiding Under Electric Blankets