September 11th, 2013

I hung with my sister not long ago when we went together to her high school reunion. She graduated one year before me, so I knew many of the people […]

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August 26th, 2013

Despite my efforts to clean up and clear out, my kids’ rooms are bursting at the seams. The biggest offender continues to be the onslaught of stuffed animals that sneak […]


Pregnant Pause

August 16th, 2013

Tootzyop Classic: This post originally ran on November 1, 2011. When I was in my early twenties I decided that I didn’t have to think about having kids until I […]

Baron Pirate

Pro Ballers, Pirates And Princesses

August 15th, 2013

This summer I spent my vacation at home. My goal was to complete several projects and hang out with family. It’s been a great vacation. I filed every piece of […]

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Words To The Wide

August 13th, 2013

I currently have two pregnant friends. One is 22, the other 42. Both are happy, positive women who will undoubtedly make great parents. And neither has the slightest idea of […]

Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy’s Little Girl

August 12th, 2013

My dad is 75. When I visited this summer, we decided to walk to the river, just the two of us. We fumbled to fill a to-go mug with our […]


Bad News Movies

July 30th, 2013

My daughter is transitioning out of the for-kids-only category of animated kid-flicks and beginning to enjoy entertainment that’s a little more geared toward the rest of us. Lately we’ve enjoyed […]


Cinematic Memories

July 29th, 2013

My father made his first home movie when my sister Katja was born. The movie opens with a car carrying mother and child zooming past the camera, as a lone […]