Oh how the world keeps shrinking

We are pulling this wedding together at an astonishing rate: in the last two or three weeks, we’ve found dresses, suits, ties, hair/makeup stylist,  shoes, a venue, someone to decorate, food, a photographer, and an attorney. Also? An event planner referred us to a photographer who was especially wonderful with children, and when I replied that […]

The Mommy Blog Book List: 2011

I’m sort of sitting here with my jaw hanging open, looking at this list of books I’ve downloaded and read this year. Most of them anyway, I still have a few left to start, but holy hell that’s a lot of books, especially considering that I am supposed to be WRITING books this year. I’ve alphabetized them by […]

Letters from Heaven

Each year I republish a certain letter our family received from a reader that changed how I approach the holidays forever. Henrí, I’ll be forever grateful for your kind words. I’d like to add a second letter to this yearly ritual. This second letter is from one of my heroes, Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress. […]

Eleven things you don’t learn in school

Charles Sykes is the author of Dumbing Down Our Kids. He provided for high School and college graduates a list of eleven things they did not learn in school. In his book, he talks about how their feel good, politically-correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality, and set them up […]