Posted in April 2012

Saving the Planet with Duct Tape

So, while I didn’t actually “save the planet” with spools of colorful duct tape, I did help inspire creativity and reusable eco-chic behavior in the scads of children who stopped by the CoolMom booth today at Earth Day for Kids. Our project was making coin purses, wallets and other little pouches from Capri Sun juice … Continue reading

Giving it away for free

As the children grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to navigate conversations about worth and work. I have some astute kids who ask way more pointed questions that I am prepared to answer. Here’s a recent conversation I had with my son. “Mom, you’ve been in the lunchroom a lot lately.” “Yep. It takes a lot … Continue reading

I heart Obamacare

I heart Obamacare

Even though it’s technically spring, flu season just got started around here. I spent the last week tending feverish children and a feverish husband, and swallowing as many immune boosting herbs and concoctions as I could manage. Any time we go through a week like this, I finish it off with a small prayer of … Continue reading