Beware of Bears in Canada

Much to the dismay of Canadians everywhere, many...more

10 Ways We Delude Ourselves When The Kids Go Back To School

After a long summer break, your kids have finally started school again. You’ve got big plans and an endless supply of motivation. You are going to be hyper productive and complete ALLOFTHETHINGS on your ever-growing to-do list ....more

The REAL Love Your Spouse Challenge

I’ve been seeing all these beautiful pictures of my friends and their spouses on Facebook in the “Love Your Spouse Challenge,” a seven-day challenge designed to “celebrate your special union.” First dates. Weddings. Nights out on the town ....more

My Latest Therapy: Rage Gardening™

I have been neglecting my garden. That is not a euphemism for something else; my lady garden is just fine, thankyouverymuch. No, I’ve been failing the plants in my front yard and courtyard (my fancy word for our teeny-tiny back yard) ....more

Only Serial Killers and Parents Collect Teeth

One of the benefits of the medication I take...more

8 Sucky Things Tweens Do That Are Actually Awesome

My 12-year-old daughter wanted to paint her bedroom black. Instead of screaming “Hell, no!” I offered grey as a compromise. Fortunately that color was different enough from her “baby-ish” lavender walls, and she readily agreed ....more

Follow Your Dreams and Fuck the Haters

That’s me. Flipping off the haters. Recently, I taught a course called “Selling Yourself, Not Your Soul” at a blogging conference...more

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