The Levines Love Halloween

Top Ten Reasons 10. Halloween is a holiday without formal traditions. No gifts. No cooking. No family drama. No pressure. 9. We all celebrate Halloween. Even Jesus! 8. Halloween is the only day of the year when everyone is expected…

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The Halloween Aisle

What you see if you DON’T have little kids: Cuteness. What you see if you DO have little kids: Lice.

Charades

Most nights we play a game with the kids. Usually it’s Guess Who or Freeze Dance but lately it’s been Twister. There’s nothing better than seeing your kid’s tiny little leg try to stretch four feet over to the red…

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Shonah Tovah

It’s Rosh Hashanah. My husband is Jewish. My kids are half Jewish. And I just make the matzo balls. But it’s days like this when I find myself feeling waves of guilt and confusion. Jason and I have yet to…

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Say Cheese

Went to the Children’s Museum last weekend. Got this great picture of Annie Bea and some woman’s ass.             Meanwhile, Grady was operating the checkout line. His first customer bought a giant turkey, like 5…

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Life & Emotions

Overheard this conversation between Grady and Annie Bea this morning: Grady: And your brain is the most important organ because it’s in charge of all the other organs. But your heart pumps blood so you don’t die. Annie Bea: I…

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Anchovies

One of the best things about being a working mom is that you get to wear real clothes and eat real food. While standing in line at Fresh Market – wearing my cute fabric shoes and killer Anthropologie pants –…

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Lemonade Stand

What kind of parent would I be if I didn’t show my children the joys of running a small business? A couple of weeks ago, Grady, Annie Bea and their buddy, Shay, were thrilled to find out we were opening…

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Hurricane Hunters

There was a time when I thought “pilot” was the least likely job for someone like me. But now, I’d like to change my answer to Hurricane Hunter. I was just listening to a guy named Richard Henning report live…

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Pain in the Neck

Kids are a pain in the ass. But my real problem is the pain in my neck. Every parent knows that tightness between the shoulders from pushing a stroller and a shopping cart and a swing and a tricycle. We’ve…

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