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Celebrate the Release of Star Wars Rebels with this DIY Stormtrooper Costume

Right after I met my husband (he was living in Texas, and I in California), he called and told me he got a tattoo. A Star Wars tattoo. Ummm…ummmm…okay? Don’t worry, he assured me. It’s not nerdy. It’s the imperial symbol!  Fast-forward 14 years…and guess what I’ve learned? Star Wars Obessessions are genetic: my kid …

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YA for Grown-Ups

It’s no secret that I love me some YA. {YA = Young Adult, and it refers to young adult literature…as in, books written for young adults. It’s nothing weird, I swear.} Not all YA books are created equal, though. Some are amazing…bonafide pieces of fine literature. Others, while fast and captivating reads, probably won’t be …

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I’m Sad About the First Day of School. But I’m also Excited. And Anxious. And Excited.

I feel all kinds of emotions about my kids starting school. Especially about Jack starting Kindergarten. Kindergarten! Today he said to me, “Are you sad that I’m starting Kindergarten?” “Yes,” I told him. “I am, a little.” “Why?” he asked, digging into the pudding cup I’d just made him open all on his own (because …

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