In previous videos, I’ve casually mentioned that we have a “Circus Room” in our house, complete with a big top tent, stages (plural) and clown murals. A bunch of y’all have asked for a tour…and who am I to not give you what you want?!

Yesterday, I met up with my dear friend Craig at a local Mexican joint here in Dallas for lunch. We were seated at 12:30 and, after what I thought was just an hour or two of fun conversation, I looked at my watch and realized it was 5:10 – and I needed to pick up my perfect, adorable children within 20 minutes…in our neighborhood 30 minutes away. Ever since we met as Hillary Clinton delegates to the Texas State Democratic Convention (yes, such a thing exists) years ago, so is my life with the Southern Belle who is Miss Craig McCartney.

Yesterday, I blew the mind of the 85-year-old Mexican great-grandmother who lives next door to my office here in Dallas…and reinforced to me the importance of being out.