I challenge the entire world to come up with anything more delicious than a 9-year-old who is pretending to sleep… Read more (I also snuck in a kiss on his cheek and he pretended not to notice.)
This Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm, I’ll be joining a terrific cast of women reading essays on mothering our… Read more Come see Listen to Your Mother: Twin Cities!
“And his meal has just unsuspectingly walked up to his front door. The Haddayr is larger and stronger, but no… Read more No mention was made of his most potent weapon: making his enemy laugh so hard that she is utterly helpless to defend herself.
ME: AJ, I think you’re handling this disappointment really well — without yelling or freaking out or whining. AJ: I… Read more Reality Check
And so did one of my besties!!!! So, I am going to be in the show Listen to Your Mother,… Read more I made it I made it I passed the audition
Goodness it was fun to see my kids geek out at the Klingons who menaced the entrance and play MTG… Read more MarsCon!
I’ve written a rather uncharacteristically personal piece for MPR this time, about parenting a shy kid when you stand out… Read more Disabled parenting
Bob* and I are reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s These Happy Golden Years. Bob is eight. Love is icky; kissing, unspeakable.… Read more Love
Fifth grade is a time, books like Raising Cain tell me, that boys are figuring out what it means to… Read more Helpless
I have no idea what a non-autistic 10-year-old’s pockets are filled with on laundry day; here is the treasure I… Read more Treasures