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…]

Blogging is Weird

I just wrote a KOAA Review of Catamount, if you’d like to take a look. There are links to other ski reviews on this page. – – – – – – – – – The other day, I showed up at a meeting where I knew almost no one, and right away, one of the … [Read more…]

Recipes Featuring Veggies We Love

I was putting together an A to Z list of vegetables and how to get kids interested in eating them for KidsOutAndAbout.com, and I realized that I had a few recipes that I wanted to share that I can’t find anywhere else on the internet. So I’ve added them here. I actually love the book … [Read more…]

Field Goods

If you visit KidsOutAndAbout.com, you may have noticed the Field Goods ads on the home page. I totally scored, because as part of the deal, I signed up for the subscription food service. Now I pick up my shares every Friday at the JCC, and the girls arrive home from school asking about what we … [Read more…]