A discovery, an apology, and an offer [Fitness challenge]

Parent Hacks 8 Week Fitness Challenge

This is a hard post to write. Eight weeks ago I invited you to join me for a fitness challenge. Despite my loving the workouts and the entire experience,  I didn't follow through as well as I had intended. I didn't do every workout, and I didn't write. I bungled this in a big way. […]

Do you ever feel unsure as a parent?


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. — Bertrand Russell

And Now We Pause For Station Identification

love, Asha

I'm feeling particularly grateful for you today for no particular reason. Sometimes I just have to shout that to the world. Your being here — on the blog, via email, via Twitter or Facebook — means so much to me. Having this diffuse group of generous, intelligent, thoughtful people to share stuff with, to float […]

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, father

Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Photo credit: Celebrity Baby Scoop

I can't stop thinking about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death. I admired the man as an actor, but it's not like I'm his biggest fan. Until last night, I didn't know he was the father of three young children with his partner, Mimi O'Donnell. Or that he and his family were a regular fixture in […]

It’s time to plan an international family vacation


Happy New Year, friends! I'm back online after a big, fat Internet break. In fact, it was more than a break. It was the longest family trip I've ever taken — three weeks in India with my husband, kids, and parents. 12th century carving at Kopeshwar Temple, Khidrapur My dad's side of the family lives […]