I’m Iva and this is my blog.


I decided to start this blog when I got scared I was starting to annoy my Facebook friends with a constant flow of posts about my children (who are the best and the cleverest and the funniest and the cutest kids EVER). Not surprisingly, though, starting a blog didn’t stop me from posting on Facebook. I just post everything TWICE now.

I also wanted to write down everything we do because time flies and kids grow and change and my memory is awful and I like writing. So my blog is a bunch of random thoughts and events written down to be remembered correctly. Or the way I want to remember them, at least.

When I was a kid, I decided that you’re officially an adult once you start to like eating zucchini. It made sense: No kids like zucchini vs. all adults like zucchini. I like zucchini now, so clearly I’m an adult, and I chose a grown-up and a mature name for my blog to celebrate that fact.

(I didn’t know this would happen, but 30 years after I came up with my “Zucchini theory” which without fail determines who’s an adult and who’s not yet there, my kids messed it up slightly. They like zucchini and they’re clearly not adults! Even though sometimes I do feel like they have very old and wise souls. But they quickly reassure me by pushing a piece of pretzel up their nose.)