AWARDS SEASON MAKES ME FEEL…PAJAMA PANTS

Here I am at home, doing my job.  I keep this part of my wardrobe in the closet when we leave. Selfie Portrait: Eyebrows, raisins, and dinosaur Rachel Zoe doesn’t need to style my look.  I didn’t starve for a week to fit into my clothes. When I see Nicole Kidman’s eerily shiny shoulders on…

GROCERY LISTS

Grocery lists that belong to someone else are interesting. I’ll continue to add my lists to this page and you can continue to spy on them without commenting because that’s fun.  If you would like to share your list, just email me the picture and I will/won’t link to your blog.  If you have things…

HAPPY YOUR REASON FOR THE SEASON

I’m editing the photos from our family Easter party last weekend and behind me, my daughter is bouncing on my bed.  She’s holding wrapping paper for her birthday presents that I rushed out to buy last night.  Her birthday and Easter are very close this year. During my shop, I also found Easter Bunny presents….

RIGHT WHEN WE NEED IT

Two years ago, my family was the definition of overwhelmed.  We weren’t seeing the kids enough and we were drained from work.  We rearranged what we could to make things better but the improvements were slight. During that time, one album was my constant soundtrack.  After the kids were dropped off at daycare, I listened to it…

ELSEWHERE

I like these writers so hard. All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something Another Clean Slate Carisa Miller Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine The Deliberate Mom Finding Ninee Fourtuitous House TalkN I Am The Milk Kiss My List Mommy, For Real More Fun, Mom! My Skewed View Next Life, NO…

NO MOTHER IS PERFECT (AN INTERVIEW WITH TWO WOMEN WHO ARE GETTING IT RIGHT)

Ten centuries ago (internet time), I reviewed The Mother of All Meltdowns, an anthology about the point at which normally rational, loving, and sane mothers cracked under kid-induced pressure.  Now, the women who created that book have launched a website called No Mother Is Perfect because… oh c’mon, you’re smart. In honor of that launch,…

QUALITY OBSESSIONS

When my mom remarried and blended four kids together and a new husband, she bought an old, two story house with a sizable attic that would come to hold all six of our dusty pasts.  Now, my stepfather is the only one left who visits that space to retrieve holiday decorations.  My son has been up…

WHICH ONE IS GOD? (NOT A POST ABOUT GOD)

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and we went to the evening service.  It was my first Ash Wednesday service because going to church is a very new thing for us, especially me.  I’m so new that the idea of talking about God to my four year old son hadn’t occurred to me. Before everything started, we…

(SIPPY) CUPS

I take a slightly longer ride to the grocery store because it’s beautiful in the fall and my kids love it.  In the car we listen to the contemporary pop station because Maroon 5′s new song is my son’s “jam” as he calls it.  One ride home recently, Cups by Anna Kendrick started playing.  My…

CALM DOWN, IT’S ONLY VALENTINE’S DAY

Calm down, it’s only Valentine’s Day? My writer’s mind is saying “The ‘calm down’ shit is getting tired, don’t use that in the title.” My compassionate mind is saying “There are people out there who are hurt by such a romantic day, don’t make light of it.” But, if I were talking to a friend…

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