Category: Round-Up


Another school year is ending. My 4-year-old wrapped up preschool a little over a week ago, and today is the last day of kindergarten for the 6-year-old. The 9-year-old has a half day on Monday (!); I told him it would mostly be a party day and he should go for that reason. We have experienced a few aspects of real progress this year. The 6-year-old is reading and re… read more »

Friday fodder

My Friday sitter is at a conference this week, so the toddler and I spent this morning hanging out. We did all right. We got groceries, checked out the froggies who are making all kinds of noise in the backyard, played with balls and learned the word flower, and that we sniff flowers, rather than eating flowers. Then it started to rain, so we played in the basement… read more »


We have had beautiful weather this week. It feels like spring, and on some days even like summer! I celebrated by going on a middle-of-the-week long run on Wednesday. This is one of the perks of self-employment. I ran about 6.5-7 miles. It was tiring, so I have some work to do before the Broad Street 10-miler in May, and my first half-marathon of the season in June… read more »

Zuckerberg, parent-in-chief, and other links

I would write a new post, but I am still making do on the childcare front. It is naptime and I have a long list of things that must happen before I hear "ma-ma" over the monitor. At least my 3 big kids had school today (if two hours delayed for the boys). All told, I had a grand total of 1 hour and 20 minutes with just one child before we had to get the 4-year-old. We went to t… read more »

The top posts of 2015

With the holidays, I’m blogging less this week. In the unlikely case that anyone’s holiday is less festive without my musings, however, I thought I’d share my top posts of 2015. The definition: posts written in 2015 that garnered the most page views in 2015. These were not necessarily the posts that got the most views in 2015 (some of those were written i… read more »