Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could be all yours by plunking 100 cents on the counter, it was glorious. For us kids, getting the mini…

Norah Bean Casserole

My littlest person turned the big 1 this weekend so Glen and I are now the proud wranglers of two toddlers. It’s almost adorable how I thought everything was sticky a few months ago. Because now everything is really sticky, and “mine,” and lost forever. But I wouldn’t trade it for all of the non-sticky, non-mine, non-lost things…

Always Be Batman

“Jack, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A firefighter, or a doctor.” “That’s awesome, buddy! What do you think Norah is going to be when she grows up?” (Thoughtful pause) “Batman.” That seems about right. Jack then proceeded to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I…

Everything Is Sticky

We have a two year old and a ten month old, so everything is sticky. Everything. It’s gotten to the point where if a surface in my house is clean for more than 30 seconds I get uncomfortable and throw some honey on it. All of my shoes have Hot Wheels stickers on the bottom.…