Archive for the 'Mommy 'hood' Category

Onward and Yonward with PBS Kids Nature Cat!

Published on November 24, 2015


You may remember seeing a picture of me with super sibs David and Adam Rudman of Spiffy Pictures from PBS Annual Meeting. We were there talking about their latest gem for PBS Kids called Nature Cat. You may not recognize them right away, because David is usually busy performing as Cookie Monster and Adam is [...]

Mixed is Magnificent

Published on October 28, 2015


Having just finished writing and illustrating my picture book, I was totally on board when Sonia Kang of Mixed Up Clothing invited me to a MultiCultural Mixer at the ever so stylish Kidville, including a super cute fashion show and Taye Diggs reading his new picture book called Mixed Me.
The event was kicked off [...]

I Bombed as the Mystery Reader and Now Have a New Heroine

Published on October 13, 2015


I bombed as Mystery Reader last week. The Critter tried to be cool when he saw that I would be the surprise grownup who would read to the class that day, but was SO adorably happy that he ran over to hug me. I had carefully selected one of my childhood favorites The Emperor’s New [...]

Shift Happens

Published on September 25, 2015


Today I’m at a conference that my friend Leah founded and graciously invited my Diet Coke swigging self to attend. I met Leah about six(!) years ago at a blogger event and I was impressed by her story of having lost one hundred pounds and keeping it off by eating organic and nonGMO foods.
Since [...]

Fall Kicks Off with “The Bar” and the SEC

Published on September 23, 2015


One of the things that I’ve always loved about Beverly Hills is that it’s not obsessed with football. I chose a husband for this reason – during the year of courtship well into the first years of our marriage, I was blessed to call back home and tell my friends who are football or deer [...]

What I Did Over Summer Vacation

Published on September 9, 2015


In two days the Critter will have been back to school for an entire month, yet in my mind I cannot end summer until after Labor Day. We had exactly two months of summer this year and it just was not enough! It seems that it only just started, and now I’m reflecting upon what [...]

Triple Attraction in ATX – Friends, Fun, and PBS Kids

Published on July 2, 2015


I love that my married life and motherhood have begun to have annual traditions. The springtime months are always a whirlwind – April brings Easter and My Perfect Husband’s birthday with the Critter’s birthday immediately after, then Mother’s Day, and then I travel to a different city every year for the PBS Annual Meeting. I [...]

William Shatner Clangs Our Bell

Published on June 18, 2015


Were you wondering why I was having lunch with William Shatner last week? Let me tell ya, he is an ICON. Not since I posted this picture of the lovely Dahm Triplets have I gotten such feedback! Funnily, the first thing people would say after “William Shatner? For real? Awesome!” would be “what are y’all [...]

Art Catching Up to Life

Published on May 16, 2015


I’ve been obsessed with Instagram this year and how easy it is to post my latest moments in time. If you’re missing my longer musings, don’t worry; My Perfect Husband slipped a new MacBook Pro in my carry on as I left for Austin, and it makes blog posts really easy. I love that the [...]

Feeling ODD and Grateful in the ‘Hood

Published on November 26, 2014


Fall is my favorite time of year – I’m starting to learn that there’s a certain amount of hullabaloo that the Critter and I have to go through the first month of school and once we get the hang of everything in his new grade, including all his extracurricular activities, teacher meetings, open houses, volunteer [...]