The Urge to Overexplain

I suffer from a chronic condition. A condition called "overexplaining." I didn't realize I experienced this type of disease until the birth of my third child. The child who didn't latch right for nursing, the child diagnosed with lip and tongue ...

How Idealism Drags Us Down

From the other room I hear my children open and close the fridge door and shuffle through cardboard boxes in the pantry. They're hungry. Again. (It's been like a whole half-hour since they ate.) As they grab for another granola ...

Life is Not a Race

Texas summers are best enjoyed from air-conditioned rooms. But, the young ones need to get out of the house and so I suggest a contest. "Whomever swims the most laps gets extra iPad time!" (Sadly, iPad time ranks as a valuable ...