A Mothership Down

Liz Curtis Faria spent much of the past decade as a social worker and photographer, earning very little money but having the opportunity to travel widely and meet many interesting people, including a drunk Canadian who cut her a mullet on a dare. Now a full-time mom and blogger, Liz is continuing her quest to make no money and spending her days wondering why her son so closely resembles a ham. While many, many people call her Mother Earth, she finds that cumbersome. Please just call her Liz. Liz blogs about the joy and ridiculousness that is motherhood at the "hit blog" (her own words) A Mothership Down. You can also find her on Facebook.

A Balanced Checkbook (Lessons from My Mom)

I’ve been very quiet online for months. As most of you know, my mom passed away several weeks ago, and I just haven’t had it in me to be funny, or witty, or poignant. So I’ve kept quiet ....more

Because that is the deal

The sleepless nights come with the new baby. It’s part of this particular terrain. The sleepless nights are tough, I know....more

Dear CDC, I Have a Recommendation For You

The CDC recently made a bold recommendation, which I will paraphrase below: “If you think you might have a uterus, you should avoid being in the same building as alcohol. To be really safe, avoid social events where others are drinking, because your uterus can detect the proximity of alcohol and might absorb airborne particles of certain merlots, which it can then use to poison a fetus you’re not actually carrying but may carry at some point in the next 20 years. Better safe than sorry!” Now let me start by saying that I feel super comfortable with this recommendation ....more

I’m Glad We Knew

For the weekend we were a family of four. It wasn’t for long, of course, and it was our secret. Your existence most alive in our heads ....more

Surviving Early Motherhood with a Little Help From Friends

To say that I was clueless as a new parent is an understatement. I knew literally NOTHING about babies or child care (Some of you who know me in real life may be aware that I was a Child Development major in college, and question if I really knew so little. I can assure you it’s true ....more

20 Ways to Spot a First-Time Mom from a Mile Away

I love you so much I just want to eat you. These all applied to me in the first 6-8 months of Nolan’s life. Some probably still do, actually ....more

When Water is Safer Than Land

Like many of you, I was upset to the point of tears when I saw the image of a lifeless toddler, washed up on a beach in Turkey. 3-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi’s image has sparked outrage around the world. Some are upset that such a photo is being shown in the media ....more

KonMari Phase 1: Declutter My Closet Until I’m Forced to Become a Nudist

As you know from yesterday’s post, I’ve recently boarded the KonMari crazy train....more

The KonMari Method: Bring on the Hype!

I’ll admit it. I love hype. All types of hype ....more

It’s Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary, And WOW Are We Hot!

Today Brian and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary. I woke up to the sounds of Brian’s voice yelling my name outside our window. My first thought was...more