What do a standoff and a banquette have in common? This post.

We've had more drama this morning than an episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Somehow my oldest child was under the impression that a 30 minute late-morning dental appointment would excuse him from school for the entire day, and when I informed him that he was mistaken, there was wailing, weeping, and a parent/child standoff. I won. The thing is, I know that the second he hopped out of the minivan he was perfectly happy to be at school. I try to remember what it was like to be his … [Read more...]


In a spirit of full disclosure, we didn't have the spaghetti casserole for dinner tonight. By 4pm my headcold had launched its full assault on my immune system and I had to call in Grandma for backup. And God bless her, she came bearing soup. Also, generic Daytime Severe Cough and Cold Relief does not provide much relief at all. … [Read more...]