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iPads In Paradise (Or, Kids Destroy The Darndest Things)

September 4, 2012

This is one of the pool areas of the Azul Beach Resort on the Mayan Riviera. To say that it’s beautiful is to understate things dramatically. It’s BEAUTIFUL, in a way that you can only express in italicized capital letters. That said, if you’re a kid – specifically, an eleven or twelve year old kid [...]

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Sparkles And Glitter And Other Things Little Boys Are Made Of

August 16, 2012

Jasper likes dresses. Princess dresses, mostly, but sometimes also fairy dresses, and tutus. He also likes toenail polish, and wigs, and my high heels. He has always liked these things. I’ve never questioned his liking these things – these so-called ‘girly’ things – because Emilia has always liked ‘boy’ things, and it’s always just seemed [...]

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A Cucumber A Day, And Some Tequila

May 4, 2012

So, this party that I’m going to have. It’s coming together. But it hasn’t been easy. You can’t just get materials for a Kittens, Firemen & Tequila Party at your local party supply store, because they tend to not keep kittens and firemen in stock. So as I’ve already made clear, the fireman is going [...]

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Have Shoes, Will Happy

March 18, 2012

Here is something that you may not know about me, unless you’ve met me in person, in which case it is very possibly the first think that you think of when you see me: I have a shoe obsession. A serious one. The kind that involves many, many shoeboxes. So many, that I still have [...]

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Get A Little Closer

September 13, 2011

Posted by Jason. Here it is. The one thing that will make your next portrait, landscape or holiday snapshot a whole lot better. Get closer. Closer. Zoom in. Walk up. Scootch nearer. Whatever it takes, fill that frame with your subject. Too many picture takers stay too far away whatever they’re shooting. That distracts from [...]

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The Wringing Hands, Wring All They Can

August 2, 2011

You know how every year, thousands of North American bloggers – mostly the female ones, but also some of the not-female ones, and also some babies – converge upon a city to talk about social media and blogging and stuff? That’s happening this week. I’m already hoarding Xanax. Because, seriously: BlogHer is like Comic-Con, except [...]

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This Guy

August 1, 2011

I love this guy. More than I could ever put into words. And it’s his birthday, which means that I really should try to put it into words, but then again, how many words do you need to say I love you? Just those three, really. Just those three. Happy birthday, guy. I love you.

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Life List #17

May 20, 2011

Sometimes, you’re just hanging out at a luau, trying to get your toddler to eat some pineapple, when all of a sudden some man in a loincloth grabs you by the arm and throws a lei around your neck and pulls you up onto a stage where a lady in a coconut bra wraps a [...]

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Everything I Needed To Know About Style I Learned From My Kindergartner

February 15, 2011

(Disclosure! This content series and the giveaway below is brought to you by Old Navy. Check out the Kids & Baby Sale in store with great deals starting at $5. And maybe take the opportunity to apply Emilia’s Ten Rules Of Fashion, outlined below.) Last week, I let Emilia be my stylist. It worked out [...]

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Thomas Kinkade Never Painted iPads

January 14, 2011

Here are some things that Jasper and Emilia love: crayons, art paper, paints, marshmallows, bubble wrap, trains, books, the iPhone, the iPad, video cameras, regular cameras, Toady, me, Kyle, the cats, skateboards, anything Disney, Scotch tape, cardboard boxes, stickers, the piano, and cookies. Only cookies with chocolate, though. They know their baked goods. Why they [...]

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