25 Annoying Things About Parenthood

Yes, we all signed up to be parents, and for the most part, we love it. (Keep saying that over and over again until you believe it.) But there are some very irritating parts about this parenthood gig—things you want to sling poo at (just like your toddler does, which is also really annoying). Everybody has an opinion about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it ....more

Food Fuck-ups and Other Party Disasters

As much as I’d love to cook with the expertise of Julia Childs or throw a party with the casual ease of...more

Having Fun While Your Mom Is in the ICU

My mother almost died a few weeks ago. Like—was rushed...more

The Really Important Chapters Missing From Parenting Manuals

Parenting books seem to focus on the very basic aspects of raising babies and toddlers and gloss over the really important things—like how to change a squirming child in the back of your minivan after a diaper blowout and how to deal with teenage angst and heartbreak. I’m writing a new book with parenting tips to address all of the missing topics from the existing manuals. Here are the proposed chapters: 1 ....more

6 Things I Overlook Because I Love My Husband

“If I could loan you my eyes, you would see how perfect he is.” My grandma declared this...more

The Road to Hell Is Paved with Clowns

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you are probably familiar with my stance on clowns. I hate them. Not a normal level of hate, mind you ....more

What Not to Wear: A Dress Guide

Everyone needs a brand-new dress every once in a while, right? Something special and fun that makes you feel fabulous? Like glitter and rainbows? ...more

Rules for Using Public Bathrooms

The first time I used a public restroom with my father, who had recently transitioned to a woman, was—quite frankly—unsettling. Not because I was afraid any crime would occur, rather, because for the first twenty-four years of my life, she (then he) had used the men’s restroom. Walking arm-in-arm with her into the ladies room was a surreal experience for me ....more

25 Things I Want To Tell My BFF

Although we don’t talk every day, I think about you constantly. An inside joke here, a shared sorrow there—I love these reminders of you, and I want to ensure you know a few things. The day I met you, my life changed for the better ....more