October 6, 2016 Evie 0Comment

This week’s vice presidential debate ended up being much spicier that most of us expected. What should have been a carefully curated discussion between two seasoned politicians ended up being a barrage of insults and interruptions, with a few policy points scattered in between. One of the most shocking statements to come out of the debate centered on the criticism police face in light of recent shootings. When asked, “Do we ask too much of police officers in this country?” Pence responded: “The Fraternal Order of Police… hear[s] the bad mouthing, the bad mouthing that comes from people that seize upon…

October 2, 2016 Evie 2Comment

Generally speaking, I’m a law-abiding citizen. I’ve never been arrested, I’ve never been pulled over. Heck, I’m not even sure I’ve ever even spoken to a police officer. But for some reason I’m afraid of them. Maybe “afraid” isn’t the right word. Maybe I should say “intimidated.” I almost have the sense that if I don’t draw attention to myself by trying to interact with the police, I’ll go unnoticed, and that’s the most desirable outcome. I would never seek out an opportunity to interact with an officer of the law. This weekend, I overheard a father pointing out an…

September 30, 2016 Evie+Sarah 0Comment

As I went back and read through the 70 comments on my first post in the Bullet Journal for Moms series on bulletjournal.com, one particular theme emerged again and again: the biggest challenge of parenting once your kids get older is managing their schedules. Sure, technically they’re at school all day, but school-age children are notoriously overbooked after school, with lessons and team practices and playdates and volunteering… Guess who makes that magic happen? Mom and Dad. Scheduling That’s why I wanted to take a really long, hard look at scheduling in a Bullet Journal for this final post in the Bullet…

September 29, 2016 Evie+Sarah 8Comment

On Monday night, I watched the first presidential debate with something like waves of fear washing over me. It was the same feeling you get watching your child perform, knowing you can’t help them but feeling like the weight of their performance somehow falls on you. Hillary carries the hopes and dreams of all women on her shoulders because even if you don’t like her politics, the possibility of her victory, of her taking a proverbial baseball bat to the glass ceiling that suffragists only dreamed of shattering, changes everything. I wasn’t alone in my feeling of anticipation, with this being…

September 27, 2016 Sarah 1Comment

Photo Credit: CBS News Within the first thirty minutes of the debate, I actually thought Trump might win. The debate, that is. A talk about economy left Secretary Clinton sounding  like a socialist; her plan to redistribute wealth was a little too much for me. He totally schooled her on trade. He was looking more prepared than ever. For a few minutes, I saw myself supporting Trump. But there’s a reason debates are 90 minutes, not 20. Not only do they test the knowledge of the candidates, but they also test stamina, the ability to think and respond quickly and the…

September 25, 2016 Evie 1Comment

One of my favorite things about the Bullet Journal for Moms Email Challenge is the questions subscribers send me, like: “I’m stuck on how one merges a digital and analog life—phones with planners.” This is such an insightful question, and really gets at the heart of why some of us are reluctant to give Bullet Journaling a try. Here’s the thing: a Bullet Journal can’t/won’t/shouldn’t take the place of your phone. Your smart phone can do things a Bullet Journal never could, like set an alert an hour before your kid’s dentist appointment. On the other hand, the analog nature of your Bullet…