Joie d'Eve

First School Days Past

My Facebook memories are killing me lately. All the back-to-school pictures I dutifully posted...

Sick Days: Clawing our way back from illness

Georgia and I had a really low-key summer this year … weeks and weeks...

The Big Easy Is So Difficult Right Now

Most days, I find it impossible to contemplate leaving New Orleans ever again. I spent...

A Parent’s End-of-Summer Denial

Summer is going too quickly, if you ask me. (I probably say this largely...

Summer Cleaning: A chore I’ve been putting off for years

Everybody loves a “before and after,” and no one more so than my 10-year-old...

The Big Scare

It wasn’t for a good reason (although it all turned out OK), but I...

Summer Plans: Filling our days until school starts again

It’s officially the doldrums now, I think.  Memorial Day is over. Summer camps are on...

Gecko Life – How I grudgingly embraced reptile ownership

“Parenthood will take you all kinds of wild places,” my mom used to say. And...

Sandwiched, Again

My favorite sandwich, maybe ever but definitely in my college days, was at a...

Heat Wave

It’s officially too hot outside to do anything except:A. Eat sno-balls/drink daiquiris (as age-appropriate)B....

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