The House That Love Built

After 25 years in Austin, we're moving to San Francisco. Before we go, I say good-bye to the home that's given us so much these past six years.

I’m Still Here

in case you were worried

Preparing for House Guests

House guests are coming! Here are some ways to stay sane.

The Working Mother

I have a story to tell. It's a bit of a shame story. Prepare yourself.

The Perfect Hosts

One memorable evening in California taught me about the four most important tenets of entertaining.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here are a few of the things that have been making me happy lately . . .

♥ Your Life: Accept Your Nature

A morning gardening with kindergarteners taught me an unexpected lesson about parenting.

PTA vs. the Supermom

I came face to face with the Supermom. Here is my story.

To the Mom with the Screaming Kid

The age-old parental question: what to do when your kid won't go?

Zilker Clothing Swap

The Zilker Clothing Swap will be this Saturday, 9/7, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, in the Zilker Elementary cafeteria. See you there!

Adventure + Kids?

Friends with kids are having major adventures around the world. But what about all the benefits to stability?

A Tale of Two Grandmas

How can I love thrift store shopping and yet be a snob when it comes to regular stores? I blame my grandmas.

Austin Craigslist Roundup: August 30, 2013

Just for this week: a kids Craigslist Roundup!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

August's Favorite Exception is the perfect after-school snack: make-ahead coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Back to School (Part 5): The First Day

My final three tips for dealing with the conflicting emotions that come with the first day of school.