Writing As Therapy

I know I said a couple weeks ago that I would be posting about cartoons on Mondays during November, but my heart’s not there today. Sorry, everyone who was looking forward to hearing me talk about the Bubble Guppies. Please accept this GIF of Wednesday Addams dancing as a token of my contrition....more

Strap In

Tonight I sat in the bathroom with Cee as she sat on her potty. We do this pretty much every day, although I’ll admit that my potty-training skills leave much to be desired over the weekends.We sat and we waited. And waited. And waited. After 25 minutes, we packed it in....more

Never Gonna Let You Down

I hate it when the Internet makes me think. What's even worse is when it makes me feel. This is what happened a couple of weeks ago. I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across a link with a Buzzfeedy vibe to it, boasting 27 facts that are sure to blow my mind. Ever the sucker for any article with an odd number assigned to it, I nibbled at the bait. Two weeks later, I don’t remember any of the facts that the article included in its rundown except one. ...more

Why Peppa Pig Is My Homegirl

“I’m going to write a blog post about Peppa Pig. How should I even start?,” I asked B while we were out on an errand today.“Don’t gild the lily. Just say it’s the most awesome show ever made.”Go ahead and put your hyperbole goggles on ’cause imma bout to spray you with the spittle of truth:...more

Wherein I Reveal One of Humanity's Most-Guarded Secrets

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize that all the events in your life have lined up just so that the world can reveal one of its hiddenmost secrets to you?I had one of those today. Please make sure you’re sitting down for the duration of this post because I am about to blow.your.mind.The scene: I am sitting in my office working on a multi-faceted project with my coworkers and my manager. It’s a pretty involved project and we’ve all retreated to our respective creative zones getting our work finalized before a tight (read: already passed) deadline....more

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Baby On Board

Everyone knows or has heard of one person who has given birth in a car. The miracle of life defies location.But how often do you see a car giving birth to another car? ...more

NaBloPoMo: Let's All Hold Hands and Lose Our Minds Together

So, every November, writers and bloggers the world over are peer pressured invited to take part in literary self-flagellation of epic proportions. Today kicks off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo).NaNoWriMo – commonly  referenced as National Sh*%$y First Draft Month – puts writers up to the challenge up pumping out 50,000 decent words in one month. Approximately one novelist will succeed, and his name is probably Stephen King....more

Variations on the Theme of Love: What It Looks Like Now

“There’s nothing new under the sun.” I remember my mom saying this often when we were growing up. And really, it’s true, and I’m not just saying that because as a mother myself I am legally obligated to maintain the illusion that everything that comes out of the maternal collective’s mouth is platinum. The more I grow and experience, the more I’m struck with that comfortably novel feeling of deja vu, that electric hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-my-neck thrill that I’ve been somewhere before. ...more

How I Know the Apple Didn't Fall Far From the Tree

Do you ever have those moments when you look at your family and are all, Who AREyou people? Throughout our marriage, there have been occasional times when my husband will do something so outlandish that I have to perform a quick time-lapsed review of everything I know about him thus far and decide if the person staring back at me is the same person I married instead of some Polo shirt-clad impostor. Such crises in marriage often occur when your spouse does not speak favorably about Chili’s happy hour. ...more
I think about this often! Thanks for articulating it so well.more

My Toddler, the Artist

Y’know, I think I have fairly decent taste when it comes to home decor....more