The Oxygen Mask

For moms (and probably dads, too) who fly with their kids, the safety orientation has one truly disorienting moment: when you’re told that, should there be a terrible calamity and oxygen masks fall from the ceiling, you should not take care of your children first....

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

For the past several weeks Brayden has literally been quarantined inside, both at home and at school. The only time he has been outside is to get in and out of the car, and even then it’s “Hurry up, it’s smokey!” We’ve been tremendously affected by the fires in...

48 Hours

I had really been looking forward to this past weekend. A weekend without plans. Nothing we had to do. Nowhere we had to be. Nobody we had to meet with, attend a birthday party for or even see. It was supposed to be a quiet, relaxing at-home weekend around the house....