A Volcano of TMI

So, I had my gallbladder removed on January 16th. ...more


I’ve developed some weird emotional responses over the years. Crying at parades (any parades) and fireworks started happening after I had my first kid. Any music with a swooping crescendo makes me choke up....more


In my quest to win Best Wife Of The Year 2015, I got up at 3am and drove my husband to the airporter bus stop. ...more

In with a whimper

Normally, this time of year is when I recommit to writing. ...more

There’s probably a better way

I woke up this morning to the smell of rain in the air and a trail of muddy footprints from the doggy door in the kitchen throughout the entire house. ...more

Night is the time for bed.

Daylight Savings has done a number on me this year. ...more

Dressed to Thrill

I packed my two big kids off to high school in Anime-inspired costumes this morning: And then I sent my youngest off to middle school in a subversive knitted costume, because they don’t allow dressing up except during a specific parade during the day: The hubs went off to work in full Giants regalia in celebration of the World Series win this year. ...more

Call me Chip.

I woke up bleary and fuzzy one day last week, with a vague feeling of Oh No settling in my chest. Not for any reason in particular, mind you. ...more

Joy, of the almond variety

‘Tis the season of the Fun Size bar. Here we are, just a few days removed from Halloween, and I don’t know if my kids are even going to trick-or-treat this year. The oldest is going to a party being put on for high schoolers by the Gay-Straight Alliance or something ....more

Speak slowly and clearly

Having three internet and mobile savvy kids and a mom who works online means that we embrace some of the more common memes (and some of the less common ones as well) as part of our family joking around with one another. That’s all well and good, until my husband gets involved, and we end up trying to explain the incomprehensible to someone who is dead set on being literal, just to tick the rest of us off. ...more