So I was talking to a friend of mine. I said, "My kid is in soccer. Does that make me a soccer mom?" (I was sort of afraid of her answer!) She replied, "Yes. Absolutely yes! It's like a Venn diagram: Are you a mom? Is your kid in soccer? If the answers to those questions… Continue reading soccer mom / mother’s day proclamation
Did Steinbeck have a blog? Did Hemingway have a blog? Did Anais Nin have a blog? They were all writers, of course, and I think what they kept were journals. The difference between a journal and a blog is that a journal would be considered "private," whereas a blog is something that is out in the… Continue reading can you be a writer without a blog?
So I just watched Passengers last week. Honestly, it was fantastic. I loved it despite itself, honestly, and that's a lot coming from me. I was prepared to like this film for several reasons: Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic Chris Pratt is fantastic MOVIES IN SPACE FTW! On a space ship, for reals! Michael Sheen is… Continue reading Review: Passengers
So here I am, writing for the first time in a long time on my blog. It's been a while. I struggle with writing out loud / for the internet, because it will possibly be read by the people I write about. This is fine. It's a fine struggle to have, because it means I… Continue reading Saturday morning musings / reasons not to go to the gym
Lately, I've been listening to podcasts while driving around, which is a good thing to do to stimulate my brain and prevent me from going nuts. Sometimes it feels like an intelligent conversation with a grown-up, albeit a bit one-sided one (with me being the silent one, which is rare). So Cheryl Strayed and Steve… Continue reading Podcasts, Dear Sugar, & Postpartum
I've been wanting to write about Postpartum Mood Disorders (PPMD), because it is something I have lived through, and I think it would be helpful to talk about. Postapartum affects up to 20% of women who give birth, and it is unknown how many men; research is showing that more women are affected than previously… Continue reading postpartum mood disorders
Once a year, we get to decide what we spend out tax return on. The Hubs and I get a certain amount of "fuck-off money," which we take out first. Then we decide where the majority of the money is going. I've been fantasizing about paying off debt. Getting a plan to pay off debt.… Continue reading tax return & buying a house
The Aeronaut's Windlass / Cinder Spires, Book One. Let's be clear: Jim Butcher has created some of my favorite characters in fiction. Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy, from The Dresden Files, and Tavi, Isana and Bernard from The Codex Alera. SImilar characters don't shine in this novel.
Since my most popular post of all time is a brief statement of faith, I thought I would design a post that would be helpful to people who need to write a faith statement. (The most important part, of course, is figuring out what you believe, but I can't really help you with that.) Follow… Continue reading How to Write a Statement of Faith
Hello blog land. I'm a mom with a blog. I should be folding laundry, and I will probably get to that here in a minute, but I wanted to share that while things have been good, I have struggled a bit in the last few months. It's not as bad as it was over the… Continue reading long time, been a while