Tag Archives: Parenting

When I looked in our toy box, I was mortified by what I discovered.

The week before my daughter’s first birthday, I casually inventoried her toys. She had a fine compilation of blocks, a new selection of play trucks after being enamored with her four-year old cousin’s fleet of four-wheeled machines, and a small company of well-loved baby dolls. As I reviewed her collections, I was mortified when I […]

Babies, adult beverages, and banter at the Little Tap House

It’s a typical post-Saint Patrick’s Day pub scene in Portland: the Dropkick Murphy’s play on the loudspeakers as friends gather around whisky barrel style tables, sipping craft beer and cocktails, and chatting about their weekends. There is one detail, however, that makes this event decidedly different from any of the pub events that I have […]

My non-mom Christmas miracle

  I recently experienced a Christmas miracle in the form of my first child-free, late-night date since the birth of my daughter, Lennon, eight months ago. My husband’s annual work Christmas party hosted by the clever and creative owners of Rinck Advertising Agency promised to be a roaring good time when they decided to have […]