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Flying on the trapeze is an excellent metaphor for life. Long ladders to climb, scary vantage points at which you consider how far you've...

On Tuesday morning, Richard and I heard the same bad news every other parent heard who has a child in the Los Angeles Unified...

Have you ever seen a Shopkin? I hadn't when Violet first started talking about them a few months ago. She held up a hideous piece...

How long have you been a grown-up? Long enough to know what it means to hold down a job, a relationship, and be the...

Combine a group of fourteen fantastic kids, their helpful parents, two barrels of Starbucks coffee, a boatload of Porto's pastries and what do you...

"I'm still thinking!" Violet shouted at me this morning when I asked her for the third time what she'd like for breakfast, our 7:20am...

Violet believes in the Easter Bunny. Not in the ironic wink-wink roll-your-eyes but eat the chocolate anyway kind of way, but really and truly....

Violet was helping me make dinner the other night, and, as usual, was chatting away about her day at school and what the other...

The first time Richard and I went to a Chuck E. Cheese with Violet, we vowed that we would never be back. But then...

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. So true. But comedy is something that can be learned, apparently. While we were in Miami on vacation visiting family,...