• Sometimes I Stand in the Rain

    This is my purple polka-dot umbrella. My friend Jason gave it to me for Christmas a few years back, and I think he must have paid a million dollars for it because this umbrella is indestructible. Strong winds have turned it inside out more times than any umbrella should be. Yet the little metal extender […]

  • I Didn’t Know That Then

    I was married with a toddler when my single 20-something BFF from college, Diane, handed me a list. Now, Di is a funny girl. She has a dry sense of humor, a sharp wit, and she quotes the best movie lines at the exact right time. So as she handed me this list—two columns on […]

  • I’D RATHER NOT

    My tulips are blooming, the sky is blue-ing, and the temperature is climbing. For the Sargent family that means one thing. It’s time to pretend. When the four of us pile into the car and pull out of the drive, someone will say, “It’s vacation time! We’re on our way!” And then someone else will […]

  • I Can’t Talk to My Kids

    It’s a rare Saturday—one of those precious days when I haven’t scheduled 73 things to do in 24 hours—which means it’s a PJ day, too. There’s just something glorious about not fixing your hair, putting on make-up, and preparing yourself for the public. Can I get an amen, sister? And in my moments of relaxing […]

  • My Cape Got Caught in My Underpants!

    If I were SuperMom, my cape would be purple—because purple makes me happy—and my super power would be spreading happiness. I’d use my super power to figure out how to cut a big ol’ hole in my roof and still keep my roof from leaking. Why do I need a big ol’ hole in my […]

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