Archive for July 2015

Special Guest Blog: Dragoncon Through the Eyes of Grandparents

Special Guest Blog: Dragoncon Through the Eyes of Grandparents
My daughter, Tara, and writer of this blog, threw down the gauntlet and asked me to be her first guest blogger. She asked me to write about her father’s and my first experience at Dragon Con last year. I accepted the challenge. I must admit, for the past 10 years, I was a little bitter... Read more »

Dadbashing: The Horrible Phenomenon That Spans the Ages

Dadbashing: The Horrible Phenomenon That Spans the Ages
You’ve seen the commercials. You’ve read the kids’ books. According to society, Dads are unhelpful, dumb, clumsy, and hopeless. They need to be reminded to take out the trash, get their wives a birthday present, or even, as I recently read in a children’s book, how to brush their own teeth. I’ve seen memes upon... Read more »

He Broke My Twistedness

He Broke My Twistedness
I used to be secretly creepy. Twisted. Weird. I made zombie clothes and severed limb jewelry amongst the cute scarecrows and other things I made for my shop. It got so twisted, I opened a separate shop, Sincerely Twisted, which was full of oddities. Most of them were covered in blood. Some even had gaping... Read more »
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Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" The Grocery Store Seagull Story

Bonus Post: "I Left the House!" The Grocery Store Seagull Story
This happened earlier today and I can’t stop laughing to myself about it. I felt inspired to share, despite my starring role in the silliness. So, Ryan and I were up a lot of the night with the the baby, who is a bit under the weather after his shots yesterday. We had planned to... Read more »

"I Get It Now." Where Unsolicited Advice Comes From

"I Get It Now." Where Unsolicited Advice Comes From
In the “Just Wait” article, I described the infuriating phenomenon that is unsolicited advice. I was puzzled, both as a pregnant woman and then as a new mom, about why SO MANY WOMEN continued to pelt me with information I didn’t ask for. Some of it turned out to be useful, but sorting it all... Read more »