Archive for December 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 »