Hair Gel & Refrigerator Magnets


School Pictures 101…there’s really only a simple lesson here. My first experience suggests that school pictures that “turn out” are miraculous at the very least, and that miracle is going to cost more than the term “school pictures” suggests. Picture Day: I bribed Izzi with to stand still while I put gel in her hair and tried … [Read more…]

Hot, Less Hot, and Getting Flipped Off


It’s fall y’all.  I realllly want to get excited about that, but, then I remember that I live about three hours from the southern-most tip of Louisiana. We don’t really have “Fall.” We have “Hot,” and every once in a while, we have “Less Hot.” That, however, does not stop me from scrambling to put … [Read more…]

Sometimes, Laundry Can Wait

**Just so my mom doesn’t see this and fly home early from her vacation to help me do laundry, I want to be clear:  Most of that laundry is clean and waiting to be ironed and put away (in my spare time and when the kids are not in their rooms asleep), and there’s only so … [Read more…]