3 Ways Becoming a Mom Made Me Less of a Human Disaster

A thousand years ago, when I was young and wasn’t planning on having kids, my mom said to me, “You know, you should do what you want. But I will say that having kids made me a better person.” I scoffed at that, but I have a baby now and I sort of know whatContinue reading “3 Ways Becoming a Mom Made Me Less of a Human Disaster”

Seriously, How Does Anyone Buy a House?

I’m definitely a little depressed lately, so it’s possible that I’m being overly pessimistic, but I’ve been looking at the numbers and it’s pretty clear that we are never going to become homeowners. It’s not like we we’re planning on it in the near future. We live in possibly the world’s cutest little cottage. WeContinue reading “Seriously, How Does Anyone Buy a House?”

30 Days of Blogging

I did it! I blogged for 30 straight days. If you read my stuff, thanks. Your prize, apparently, is this phoned-in post. But listen: I did learn some things this month. First and foremost: you have time for the things that are top priority. If you don’t have time to write (or exercise or whatever)Continue reading “30 Days of Blogging”

It’s Rolling Round the Bend

Not the most important thing that’s going on, but if my phone doesn’t stop trying to make me send people train emojis when I text them my complaints about sleep training, I may finally lose it. Mom: How’s it going over there? Me: Baby went to sleep in six minutes! Sleep 🚆 ftw! Me: Ugh,Continue reading “It’s Rolling Round the Bend”

Dinner Is the Worst. If You Don’t Agree, You Better Be Willing to Cook Every Night.

Earlier this week, Glamour.com ran a piece by Lyz Lenz called, I’m a Great Cook. Now That I’m Divorced, I’m Never Making Dinner for a Man Again. Twitter promptly blew up with people — mostly, but not entirely men — telling Lenz that she was proof that feminism is destroying the American family and societyContinue reading “Dinner Is the Worst. If You Don’t Agree, You Better Be Willing to Cook Every Night.”

Why It’s Easier to Be Judgmental Online

Years ago, I worked as an editor for a large internet publisher and managed as many as 100 writers, freelancers who worked remotely. I rarely spoke to them face to face, but I felt like we knew each other — in some cases, as well as coworkers I saw every day. Of course, all coworkerContinue reading “Why It’s Easier to Be Judgmental Online”

Sleep Training Is Fun and Will Not at All Destroy My Sanity and/or My Marriage

So, as I type this at you, Baboo is screaming her head off in the next room and I am slowly losing my tiny pointed mind. We are sleep training, which at the moment means that I’m sleep training, as Adam is at work and also would die of heartache if he were here. WeContinue reading “Sleep Training Is Fun and Will Not at All Destroy My Sanity and/or My Marriage”

When I Grow Up, I Hope to Stop Worrying About This One Thing

It’s getting in trouble. There, social media previewers, I saved you a click. I’ve spent most of my life worrying that I’ll get in trouble with authority figures ranging from teachers and parents to bosses and clients. I’m a born rule follower who became a writer, meaning that I’m a type A person who’s chosenContinue reading “When I Grow Up, I Hope to Stop Worrying About This One Thing”

Thanksgiving Observed

Just a brief note, because we’re wrapping up celebrations and I can only hide ‘n type for so long. Today was our Thanksgiving observed. My folks, Adam’s mom, and my aunt and uncle came over and brought so much food, I’m shocked we found room for the leftovers. We ate turkey and lasagna and vegetablesContinue reading “Thanksgiving Observed”

This Poor Baby Has a Cold

I just finished wrestling Baboo to the ground so that I could put saline drops in her nose. I’m lucky I didn’t lose an eye. There’s nothing sadder than a baby with a cold. They just have no idea what’s happening to them. Baboo keeps looking at me for help and there’s not much IContinue reading “This Poor Baby Has a Cold”