Archive for 2013

This mom resolves not to resolve aside from resolving not to resolve

I do not make New Year’s resolutions, because my experience with making them has been shit. Do I really need to set myself up for failure? I think not. I resolve not to resolve in any way, shape or form this year, aside from resolving not to resolve. Instead, I set goals. How is this... Read more »

Looking for a kernel of corn? Let Hyperbole and a Half help!

This post is really fucking long. But it will be worth it. Because anything that includes some Hyperbole and a Half is always worth it. In the winter of 2000, an odd little, leprechaun-esque psychologist asked me a question that set off a chain of thoughts and feelings that led me to the darkest place... Read more »

The things we do for love

Last week, my daughter, Cate, was thrilled for three reasons. The first reason was probably the most thrilling. Her brother was (still is) grounded. No friends, no computer, no X-Box. I understand why this pleases her, as I am a little sister too. There’s just something awesome about having stuff all to yourself, like the... Read more »

What does your Christmas tree says about you?

You can tell a lot about someone by looking at their Christmas tree. At least that’s what I think. When I visit a new friend’s house for the first time during the holiday season, I look very closely at their Christmas tree. Of course that’s after I scour the bookshelves, take a quick peek in... Read more »

Defending moms who drink (and swear)

Leslie Garrett’s article on Salon (read by clicking HERE) makes some great points. The jokes mothers make about drinking because their kids cry or drinking to numb their anxieties and frustrations about parenting most likely conceal something serious in many cases. Not all, but when it is ever the case that one opinion or observation... Read more »

Are you stupid smart?

There are far too many people on this planet who are unable to approach things with an open mind. These people are either unable or unwilling, (I haven’t figured out if it’s one or the other, or both) to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. And by walking in someone else’s shoes, I don’t... Read more »

Will you take the ultimate parenting challenge?

Despite my brick of snot brain, I could have written a Blogapalooza post last night about facing challenges, but earlier in the day when I told my son about Blogapalooza, he was intrigued and so uncharacteristically interested in writing, I couldn’t resist letting him run with it. I didn’t know what the topic would be... Read more »


My kid is old in mind, but young in body. He thinks social media is stupid and spends little to no time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Direct quote – “The stupidity hurts me, Mommy! Waaaaaa!” He’s smart, sarcastic, clever, and really, the kid has a potty mouth that rivals mine. I asked him to... Read more »

Are you the village idiot?

This morning I posted a goofy status update about how my daughter woke me up at ass-crack thirty because she wanted her back scratched. She did. She’s nine. Here’s the thing; mommy don’t play that game. Not this mommy anyway. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);... Read more »

Why I think Pinkwashing is bullsh*t

The video above is me talking shit about this “Pinkwashing” nonsense while wearing my pink nightmare jambes, (that’s what I call ’em) and my Gryffindor hat. Fuck yeah, Harry Potter. However, I have to be honest here. When I took the sorting quiz on Pottermore, I was sorted into Ravenclaw, but I don’t have a... Read more »