Confession time: I love reality shows. Most of the time, I like to consider myself an intellectual, literature lovin’ mama, but sometimes there’s nothing better than tuning in to some mindless TV. I’m not as bad as I used to be: I’m totally over “Survivor” and “American Idol.” My three mainstays are “The Amazing Race,” […] Continue reading

Even as they became the trendy, cool thing to get, I was never much interested in tattoos. Where I grew up, only gang girls got tattoos, usually in elaborate Old English lettering. Three dots on the wrist, which stands for “Mi Vida Loca,” or a single black teardrop below an eye were not uncommon. So, […] Continue reading

As a (relatively) new mother, I get catalogs. Lots of catalogs. I’m not even sure how or why it happened, but if there’s a baby-related catalog out there, chances are it’s stuffing my mailbox even as I write this. I rarely succumb to actually buying stuff, but I do love to peruse these periodic publications. […] Continue reading