Monthly Archives: April 2016

Going, going, gone

Going, going, gone

I am stingy when it comes to getting rid of certain clothing and baby gear. I don’t know why. I’m not that sentimental about the things my toddler outgrows. I have no intention on saving piles of things he used to wear and play with. I don’t have the patience or the space. I have no fantasies about him handing…
Trust, but verify

Trust, but verify

My mother-in-law takes my 3 year-old son at his word. That’s admirable. It’s cute, even. If he says he doesn’t have to go to the bathroom, well, by golly that must be what he means. If he says he wants macaroni and cheese for lunch, she expects that is truly what he wants to eat. If he says he ate…
Put me in, coach!

Put me in, coach!

Hiring a life coach? My advice to you: be careful what you wish for. I recently determined that I needed, and could afford, a life coach. I could use someone help to be accountable to my goals, I thought. It will be worthwhile to have someone to answer to, I thought. It will motivate me, I thought. Let’s circle back…
Film Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

Film Review: “The Jungle Book” (2016)

While immersing yourself in Disney’s “The Jungle Book” you might catch yourself debating whether you’re watching a live-action film or an exceptional piece of animation. Within minutes you won’t even care. The computer-generated imagery (CGI) in “The Jungle Book” is just that good. The results speak for themselves. Director Jon Favreau gives life to author Rudyard Kipling’s source material with…