everything she needed to know about kite flying she learned from charlie brown

You blockhead! I should have known. What kind of a person tries to fly a kite in the middle of winter? You will never get that kite to fly. Why? Because you’re Charlie Brown! – Lucy Van Pelt It was … Continue reading

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the spa

Oh, what to do… what to do. I scratched my head and pondered what a little girl, who was turning eight, might want for a birthday party. Flashes of Rock Star, Glamping, and American Girl doll parties flew across my screen as … Continue reading

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the reality of pinterest and the peanut butter bird feeder

I had some extra toilet paper rolls. This is not surprising in a house with children. I vaguely remembered making some sort of bird feeder out of them when I was small, so I thought it might be fun to try … Continue reading

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i tried to culture my children, but rodin butts are too funny

It’s Christmas vacation. I am challenged daily to keep two little girls busy. Today, we decided to visit the Cantor Art Center and the Anderson Collection, museums both located on the Stanford University campus. Usually, we visit the California Academy of … Continue reading

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how to write a letter to santa and get what you want for Christmas

It’s finally here, the time of year when my kids write their Christmas lists and submit them to the big guy. Hopeful their requests will be heard and honored. Trying their best to stay on the nice list, but still stumbling along the way. Falling … Continue reading

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