Penne alla Vodka (Recipe!)

I made this ridiculously easy and mouth-watering dish last night. Everyone in my family gobbled it up. My picky 3-year-old even asked what was in it, amazed that it could be so good. The 1-year-old wiped it all over his face and head, hoping to absorb it through his skin. I totally get it. If…

My Plea for My Sons’ Future

I was extremely lucky because I grew up in very diverse neighborhoods. My classmates were from every ethnic and religious background imaginable, one of my first crushes was on a black boy in my class, and my first kiss was with a Latino. I knew gay kids and didn’t really think anything of it. This…

Our Last Months As a Family of Three

(Image courtesy of kidsandcowbells) Our second baby (due in a few months) will be a wonderful addition to our family. But my husband and I have definitely come to enjoy our toddler (and our current life) in so many ways that will certainly change when his baby brother is born. Here are some things that…

Black Friday: Shop or Snuggle?

(Image via PJ Media, Courtesy of Shutterstock) There’s something about this time of year. Now that the clocks have fallen back and it gets dark early, I can feel the impending holidays creeping up on me. The cool air on my cheeks, the crisp sound of the leaves under my feet, and the occasional and…