A Beginners Guide to Co-Ops

If there is one thread that connected my feelings about 2017, it was that being a bystander in my own life and community was no longer an option. In the category of “every cloud has a silver lining” I can say I have never been more aware of how my choices impact the world around…

The Case for Supper Club

A while back, my sweet friend Auburn sent a text with an idea: Let’s start a supper club. Cut to two years later and Auburn and her family have literally moved on (they are now happily frolicking through Ireland) but I am pleased to report that the supper club she imagined is still going strong….

Why I Changed The Way I Talk To My Kids About Race

Parts of this post include excerpts from an article I wrote for TulsaKids magazine. My hometown – like many – has had a complicated and often disappointing relationship with race. Exhibit one of many: In the early 20th century, Tulsa was home to America’s “Black Wall Street,” a vibrant area downtown with a huge concentration…

OH, WATERMELONS!

It’s August and that means it’s watermelon festival time in Oklahoma! First, can we please agree that the title of this post would make a fantastic expletive? “Oh, watermelons!” Actually, watermelons are a really great starter fruit. We grew some for the first time this year…and by “grew” I mean we basically ignored them and they…

Best Things To Do In London with Kids

Earnest Hemingway once said, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” I love my kids more than bacon-wrapped jalapenos and sleeping in on Sundays, but it’s a universal truth that traveling with kids can be challenging. That said, I’m convinced that packing your bags and taking a good wander – whether across the globe or…

#trypod

It’s become a joke among my nearest and dearest how much I love podcasts. This obsession is relatively new for me; two years ago, I listened to the REGULAR radio and read things ONLINE, like most NORMAL people… but then Serial happened. Like so many others, I was harassed and harangued into listening to the first episodes of…