Rediscovering Disney: The Little Mermaid

We’ve started trying to add to Baguette’s movie preferences. We had no luck with Cinderella (she only likes “The Work Song”) or Sleeping Beauty, and Lilo & Stitch got no reaction at all. We tried non-Disney (or at least previously-not-from … Continue reading

Made-Up Rules for Our Imaginary Children

When Mr. Sandwich and I were married, but before we had Baguette, we made many pronouncements, as you do. Some of them still hold, like leaving the restaurant when we cannot keep her quiet and calm. Some of them remain … Continue reading


Remember when I talked about how routine is important, but disrupting the routine is, too? No? That’s okay. Here’s a link. But you don’t necessarily need to read that, because I’ve got more examples from this weekend. Mr. Sandwich read … Continue reading

Book Talk: Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven is the book that really, really convinced me to stop reading post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction. Sure you might think that The Road would have done that. But while I found Cormac McCarthy’s father-and-son novel … Continue reading

BookTalk: Petunia, The Girl Who Was NOT A Princess

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for writing a review. All views expressed are my own. Looking for new books to mix up your child’s library? Baguette really likes to revisit her favorites, but … Continue reading

Oscar Night

As they read off the nominees for Best Foreign Film: Me: It’s going to be Tangerines. Or Wild Tales. Mr. Sandwich: Oh? Me: I know nothing about any of them. I’m just going based on names, like at a horse … Continue reading

Grown-Up Day

Last Friday was my birthday, but I didn’t really plan anything, so Mr. Sandwich and I took today off. Baguette stayed in day care, which means: GROWN-UP DAY!!! Which, naturally, we spent watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians … Continue reading

Baguette, of Late

The last six weeks have been pretty incredible. Toward the end of December, both Baguette’s day care and our workplace closed for the holidays. At the same time, her evening ABA therapist got married and took a few weeks off. … Continue reading