YOU Love Him


My son and daughter were causing a commotion. My husband found out about this, and tried to stop it. [ Read More ]

My First Beard


One year when I was a kid, we were putting on a production of Cinderella. I had a supporting role as a Duke; not a terribly important part, but it gave me the chance to wear fake whiskers, at least (At 15, that counted for a lot!). [ Read More ]

The Magic Wallet

There’s nothing too great about getting a wallet on your 18th birthday. But if it’s a magic wallet, well, that’s a different story… [ Read More ]

Worst Sibling Blame Ever


As a mother of four children, most weekday mornings are harried and rather crazy. On this particular day, I was upstairs making sure my two older children were brushing their teeth properly, while also holding my two year old. [ Read More ]

Note For Teacher


My son was writing a note to his kindergarten teacher. As he was writing, he would double check the spelling of his words. [ Read More ]

The Milk


I always loved doing chores that included going to the market. The only problem? I’d always forget to wait for the change. [ Read More ]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

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I was scampering early in the morning for my daughter’s parent-teacher meeting and when I arrived, the teacher seemed a bit flustered, especially when she started telling me that my little girl didn’t always pay attention in class and was sometimes a little flighty. [ Read More ]

Hide and Call [PODCAST]


Pia tells the story of playing hide and seek with her kids. She usually knows how to control the game but one day the kids come out on top! [ Read More ]

What is THAT?!


The photo was taken during vacation last December at Venice Beach, CA. This is my eldest son’s reaction to his very first sighting of beached seaweed.  He hasn’t been able to eat nori ever since. [ Read More ]

Daddy’s Password


While my brother-in-law was typing away on his home computer, his ten-year-old daughter sneaked up behind him. Then she turned and ran into the kitchen, squealing to the rest of the family, “I know Daddy’s password! I know Daddy’s password!” [ Read More ]