There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia

Sophisticated and Sarcastic Kid

There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia. Our youngest son is in 4th grade.   His name is Peter and he is smart and funny and people are drawn to him. He is an old soul with an inventors heart and a playful laugh. He is so smart one time he enrolled himself into a homeschooling program. […]

Advice for Choosing the Right Prep School, Funny Advice


Advice for choosing the best prep school. Ok, come on, you know I am not serious but here is something to consider in case you run a little “Ari Gold,” like me. We have had our boys at three very distinct schools. First they attended public. Then we tried super-preppy-private. Like the kids are driving […]

Write it on Your Wall, BUT not Really

He was our great hope for THE GENIUS SON

Dear husband, When you say to our son, “Write it on your wall so you remember the dates. I will take you boys to Atlanta to see a super-cross in February” you should remember he is TEN. Ten year-olds don’t have Facebook “walls” to write their plans on. Ten year-olds will just write that s*@! […]

This Place is Possessed, Halloween Possessed. Halloween Decorating Ideas


Houston, we have a problem. The smoke detector battery is dying. It keeps making that horrible beeping sound. That loud sound keeps making ALL my Halloween scenes go off at the same time. Imagine three electronic cats screeching, a skeleton head singing “I aint got no body…” (David Lee Roth and one of my personal […]

My kids are Auditioning for Jacka$$ 2023 Edition, EVERY DAY

My kids try to embarrass me

Well, here is the story about probably the most inappropriate thing that was ever said in a Build-A-Bear. Because what my funny kids did to me there ten years ago apparently wasn’t embarrassing enough. Because my kids are auditioning for Jacka$$ 2023, EVERYDAY. Our youngest has had a bunny from Build-A-Bear since before he was […]