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Shane Halbach
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Evelyn: “The trees look like the way people draw them!” Me, laughing: “Did you wonder why people drew them that way? With all the sticks?” Evelyn: “Well, no…they drew them the way they look in photos.” Me, laughing harder: “So did you think, like, the…

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The kids’ dentist is downtown in a high-rise. Last time we were there, we were looking out the window at the smaller buildings. Me: “Look, there’s a pool on top of that building.” Evie: “Where?” Me: “Right there.” Evie: “I don’t see it.” Me: “Look where…

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Me: “Do you think there will ever come a time when I will be able to sit down and drink an entire cup of coffee?” Sara: “…” Sara: “Wait, I’m still calculating. 2034.” Me: “I’m just trying to be argumentative like my daughter, and automatically take the…

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Alex becomes more opinionated every day. We have now entered a phase where, once he makes a demand, you have about 8 seconds to comply before he begins shrieking at the top of his lungs. That is pure, unadulterated rage, my friends. “MAMA I SAID PICK ME…

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Evelyn wanted only one thing for Christmas: a typewriter. Now mostly this was due to the fact that her parents are the worst: she wanted to type stories but was tired of having to earn computer time with chores. A typewriter is not a computer, ergo, no…

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Evelyn: “Can somebody take him?” Me: “Evelyn, picking up your brother is like picking up trash off the ground. You should have left it alone, but now you’re responsible for it.” Sara made me write that one down. Ollie: “Every number is a word if you put…

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I almost missed this one, since it came out on Christmas day as a special Christmas episode! I am very pleased to present my story “Her Path Lay Forward” in the PREMIER young adult, audio fiction magazine, Cast of Wonders. My story is the second story in…

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I don’t know if I should start by saying “my how time flies” or “look how far we’ve come”. Alex babbles basically non-stop. Whoever thought we could have a kid that talks MORE than the two we already have? He basically understands everything that you’re…

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The day after Christmas, the kids and I went to see Moana (mild spoilers ahead). Now, I’m going to start off by saying that I very much enjoyed Moana. I want to say that right off the bat, because I’m going to send some mixed messages in my review here.…
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