A Husband Learns That Poop Is Inevitable When Parenting

He was incredibly proud of the fact that poop had never touched his hands.While other people bragged about their new baby's cuteness, or intelligence, or the fact that they clearly inherited both from only one side of the family, my husband chose to brag about the fact that he'd been changing diapers off and on (mostly off) for fourteen months and had not ever, not once gotten any feces on his hands. He was fiercely proud of it, too. As if he had some poo-repelling gene or some Daddy superpower that other men would surely trade a part of their souls to have.He should have known better than to mock the excrement gods.Read more » ...more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: He Wants To Write His Own Story

Mom, are you still going to write a book?Yes, David, I write books. I'm working on a new one.Is it about me?No. But I've already written a book about you, remember?Was I a hero? ...more

It Takes All Kinds Of People To Make History - And We Need To Know Them All

I've always been fascinated by history. I've said more than once that if I weren't a writer, or an actress, I would have loved to have been a cultural anthropologist. Those three things are related, as far as I'm concerned ....more

A Different Kind Of Special Forces: Meet The Soldiers Of Ro'im Rachok

In Israel, military service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is compulsory after graduation - unless you are barred by disability. Autism falls under the disability category, and for many young adults on the spectrum, their inability to serve hinders them in many ways. Service in the IDF is a rite of passage, a way to bond with your peers, learn valuable skills, and a bridge into a future career once service is completed ....more

Happy Friday - Time To Get Your Laugh On!

Hallelujah! Friday!! And it finally stopped raining (at least until tomorrow, when it's supposed to come back ....more

Farewell To The Friend I Never Got To Meet

I never got to meet her. We had known each other for years. I know those two sentences seem at odds, but in this time of technology and internet, it's not hard to have friends you've never had the privilege to meet ....more

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: At The Hub Of Things

Why would you want a picture under this? she asked, rolling her eyes. We're in a museum ....more

Searching Stock Photos Leads To Cold, Sobering Reality

  I use stock photos on nearly all of my blogs, and as such, I have subscriptions with a few different places to provide them. Over the weekend, I was searching for a picture associated with the word "pinch" - I wanted to do a blog on my author site about an exciting thing that happened and I was going to title it: Somebody Pinch Me So I Know I Didn't Dream This." That title bit the dust when I discovered that finding a picture of someone pinching themselves leads to only three options. Anywhere. 1) A woman pinching her own waistline. Usually a very fit woman, so she's only pinching skin over tight muscle. 2) People pinching their nose as if experiencing something foul. 3) The occasional picture of someone cooking. Unfortunately, the predominant one of those three is the first one. Hundreds and hundreds of women pinching their "flab." Or imagined "flab."...more

Searching Stock Photos Leads To Cold, Sobering Reality

I use stock photos on nearly all of my blogs, and as such, I have subscriptions with a few different places to provide them. Over the weekend, I was searching for a picture associated with the word "pinch" - I wanted to do a blog on my author site about an exciting thing that happened and I was going to title it: Somebody Pinch Me So I Know I Didn't Dream This." That title bit the dust when I discovered that finding a picture of someone pinching themselves leads to only three options. Anywhere ....more

Once Upon A Time Season 5 Finale Recap: When She's Good She's Very Good Indeed, But When She's Bad...She's Better

We begin tonight with Robin's wake, held at Granny's (of course) and Regina is in a fog of grief. Zelena is doing her best to comfort her sister as Henry looks on. He's interrupted...more
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