Snow Struggles: The Sequel

Okay, you guys! Remember how, after I walked myself to Stewart’s because I was so petrified of snowy driving, I heroically made it home from Binghamton through a huge snowstorm? I am still making note of the fact that I didn’t crash in my gratitude journal! And then, I thought I was done. Sure, snow … [Read more…]

Snow Struggles

I just hate driving in the snow. I don’t love driving, ever, but driving in the snow is much, much worse. On Thursday, the girls had a snow day. Excellent. I can appreciate a good snow day almost as much as the next person (I really can’t appreciate it as much as the next person, … [Read more…]

World Hijab Day

I was actually interested in participating in World Hijab Day last year, but I was hesitant. I mean, it feels like a sticky situation. On the one hand, I love the idea of very pointedly showing my support for Muslims in the face of, well, you know, everything lately. On the other hand, I worried … [Read more…]

Planned Parenthood Day of Action

Yep, I’m setting the beauty products aside. I can’t help it. When the kids are driving me crazy or filling me with joy, I write about that. When I’m freaking out about current events, I’ll write about it. On Monday, for the first time ever, I participated in the Planned Parenthood Day of Action in … [Read more…]

Our Fabulous Pores

I promised that this post would be superficial, and I wasn’t lying. Our Christmas provided a veritable cornucopia of fabulous skin products. My daughters are pretty much obsessed with their pores. During one of our weekend trips to a soccer tournament in November, somewhere between game two and team dinner, M declared an emergency. She … [Read more…]

From Goofy to Beautiful

I promise that the next post won’t be political at all. In fact, it will be both metaphorically and literally superficial. But not today. The night before the march I still hadn’t gotten around to choosing what to say on the other side of my sign. Then I was chatting with my sister who wasn’t … [Read more…]

The March Report

So, we marched! Actually, we did quite a bit of very slow shuffling. But I’m so glad we went. We boarded a bus just before 7:30 am. Our bus organizers were awesome: they had coffee and bagels and fruit for everyone as well as purple sashes for us all to share so that we could … [Read more…]

Friday Gymnastics Meet

On Friday, J played hooky from school to go to a gymnastics meet. I’ve said before (and again) that these meets can be pretty stressful. TheĀ  stress begins early with trying to get J to eat breakfast when she’s too nervous to be hungry, followed by quick little panic attacks when we can’t find the … [Read more…]

Marching We Will Go

We’ll be marching down in New York City this Saturday! Shortly after the election the girls and I went to something-or-other billed as a demonstration, and we made signs and were all revved up, and then it was just. . . sad. It was like an extra-sad funeral service for old former hippies. We wanted … [Read more…]

Painting J’s Room

Years ago we painted J’s room a deep, deep turquoise because that’s what she wanted, even after we gently advised her that it was awfully dark. Honestly, I think that she had second thoughts pretty quickly, but it took a long time for her to actually say, yes, she wishes she’d chosen a lighter color … [Read more…]