"This is Melissa..."

At a social gathering recently, someone introduced me to someone else as, “This is Melissa -- she has five kids.”  Being described by the number of kids I have felt odd,  so I’ve come up with a few ideas in case you ever bump into me at a party and can’t think of how to introduce me.

DIY: Narwhal Cake

I love a good birthday cake challenge, and was thrilled when #Kid4 requested a narwhal cake for her 3rd birthday. As always, I didn't have much of a plan, but I did document the process for anyone else who needs to make a Unicorn of the Sea!

What They Remember

Do you remember Columbine? I remember Columbine. School shootings have impacted the way I parent -- underlining and emphasizing all the things that are out of my control as a parent.

How do you cope with those feelings?