The Evening Apocalypse

An accurate image of my house around 5pm. The last hour in the day waiting for my husband to come home makes me feel like an exhausted prophet awaiting the Rapture. All I can do is decry downward fall of my home ....more

On Dogs and Rage and Parenting

Yesterday, while I was taking the kids for a walk, a dog charged us and bit the stroller. I managed to wedge my way between the snarling and barking dog and my kids and just scream for help. Some lawn crew guys chased the dog off with rakes ....more

Tome Club: Don Quixote 2

This is part of the ongoing #TomeClub series, where I and a few of you suckers decided to read Don Quixote together....more

Sleeping Through The Night Is An Evil Lie

My brother and his wife have an 8-week-old infant, who is six adorable pounds of sheer sleep deprivation. She is little and demands milk on a 1-2 hour basis to fill her adorably pink cheeks and keep up her supply of knuckle pudge. Food is an understandable request from child, but the consequences are the dark circles under my brother’s eyes and the desperate look of longing when someone says the word “bed.” My husband and I went to visit them when my niece was only three weeks old ....more

I Am Not Sad About Weaning

From when JQ was six months old. The baby quit nursing three...more

Tome Club: Don Quixote 1

This is part of the ongoing #TomeClub series, where I and a few of you suckers decided to read Don Quixote together....more

Your Kid Is A Jerk, And I Love It

I am not a cruel person. Or at least, I don’t think I am. But I always find myself a little pleased when someone’s kids are mean to mine ....more

Tome Club: Don Quixote

So, a few days ago, I asked people on Facebook if they’d be willing to join with me in...more

Once I Had a Little Church

I once had a little church. Did I ever tell you about it? Dave and I and three other families started it four years ago ....more

Making Decisions About Babies

Guys, we need to talk. We need to talk honestly about the decision to have another baby. No, I am not pregnant ....more