07 Mar

Target Lady vs. Cat Lady

I went into Target the other day to buy cat food.  I saw this lady in the frozen food aisle

23 Jan

Failure to Thrive

I like to listen to podcasts as I get ready in the morning.  This particular morning, I was listening to

22 Jan

Space and Time

Sometimes in life, you need a little extra space.  Space to figure things out.  Space to do stuff on your

11 Jul

Fat Cottonwoods

Southern New Mexico is a pretty familiar place for me.  My parents both grew up here.  Both sets of grandparents

04 Jul

Let’s talk about…

Let’s talk about summer vacation. Let’s talk about traveling gluten free and the beautiful New Mexico sky. Let’s talk about

09 Sep

Sideways Recipes

I’ve been reading Sideways Stories from Wayside School to my fifth graders.  On Thursday, we read my absolute favorite chapter:

31 Aug

First Days

In the last two weeks, I had my first day at a new job, my first day of school, my

06 Aug

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire?

Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire? What does it mean?  During my first semester of French, this phrase somehow got stuck

23 Jul


It’s a white people word that means almost anything. But it’s really awkward when you don’t have cable, and the

06 Jun

Key Lime Pie-ish

You just said ‘whoopsie daisy!’ No one’s said that for 50 years, and then it was just little girls with