Choosing Grace on the Way to School

The girls, the baby and I hustled into the car this morning and were on our way – a mere five minutes behind schedule. Phew! We drove along on a double lined single lane road discussing T-Ball and whether or not the girls wanted to play this spring. Up ahead a garbage truck was blocking… read more

Events: Ready to hit the batting cages?

It’s that time of year again for a “Field Day at Night”. I can guarantee this will be the most fun non-profit event you go to this year. Come hit the batting cages, rock climbing wall and trampoline  – and no, your kids are not invited! The best part is that the night benefits B*CURED… read more

Fashion Forward: JCrew Fall 2015

Fashion is a funny business. It’s always focused on the future. Last week thousands of people flocked to New York City for Fashion Week to view the collections for fall of next year. We’re barely making it through winter (brrrrrr) so it’s hard to get excited about fashion for the future fall. That being said… read more

Spaces: Is Bigger Better?

I want a bigger house. And I want a bigger yard. And a bigger play room. Bigger is better right? Perhaps not always… This small “tree house” in the mountains of West Virginia that was built by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz and is made mostly of repurposed old windows had me thinking… read more

Valentine’s Day: What Love Looks Like In Our Home

Last weekend while up in Vermont John had romance on the brain. With a cough and cold making its way through our house he’d been exiled to the guest room more nights than usual this past month. So there we were cold/cough free, and romance was on his brain. The babe was in the pack… read more

Read: The Housekeeper and The Professor

This little gem was a gift from a friend whose recommendations never disappoint. The Housekeeper and The Professor by Yoko Ogawa is well crafted and truly unique. It’s the story of a brilliant mathematician who is injured in a car accident and left with a short term memory that lasts no longer than 70 minutes…. read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Crepe Pan – For the cook who loves to make pancakes or crepes on Sunday morning… Sexy Underthings – What woman doesn’t want a little something special to make them feel sexy? Off Scot Free Card – A get-out-of-jail-free card for that moment when you need it most. Mon Amour Matchbox – Such a sweet… read more

Best Books: Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site

It’s no surprise that my favorite gifts are books. Since Baby John’s arrival we have gotten so many generous gifts many of them books. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld has become a fast favorite. As you can imagine many of the books in our house are a bit more… read more

This One Is Worth It

Forget about the Superbowl ads. This one by Nikon takes the cake. When this gay black couple instagrammed a photo of them doing their daughters’ hair at 5:30am pre-school it immediately went viral. Sadly many people took to the “airways” with negative comments. There is no room in this world for such closed-mindedness. Kuddos to this… read more