the time I identified with a pigeon

Sometimes, I'm not entirely convinced that all kids' books are written for kids. Due to my job, I come across new (or new-to-me) children's literature all the time. Like today. Today I read this book (one of many in the very-excellent "Pigeon" franchise by Mo Willems) and to say it spoke to my hard little heart would be an understatement. ...more

dang serving sizes

If there's anything food-and-diet related that trips me up, it's serving size. See, I do a pretty good job of making healthy choices with my food. I buy healthy food. I cook healthy food. I like healthy food. I just like too much of it. My philosophy is: if something is good and good for you, then more must be better!! ...more

it changes everything...

Most Americans, myself usually included, hold pretty fast to the belief that money equals a certain degree of security. Gainfully employed since the age of about eleven, I've always been a saver: every dollar tucked away giving me a little leg up against the "what ifs" my mind constantly conjures up. If you'd told me a few years ago that I would willingly gamble away every dollar to my name (and a few I borrowed) on something that is almost certain to fail, I would have laughed in your face. ...more

dear girl:

Dear Girl,...more

here's your sign

You might be are absolutely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt a redneck IF you have ever found yourself in the following predicament...  I really want to buy this rusty old trampoline a neighbor decided to sell...but howEVER will I get it home?  and decided to solve it like this:  (all pictures are shot from my vantage point as the next-door-neighbor to aforementioned neighbor selling the trampoline...through my blinds, naturally)  ...more
It's true...I don't really have any helpful suggestions for a better way to do it. But still!! ...more

Stuff You Can't Live Without: Infertility Edition

I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of 'my favorite things' lists. I love a good blog that lists the 'top 10 ____  I can't live without.' I don't care if it's face products, workout gear, baby necessities...whatever. I just like knowing what people USE and LIKE and THINK I SHOULD BUY. I read all of the lists, even if they don't apply to me. However, it recently occurred to me that I've never come across a list of infertility 'essentials.' It really seems unfair....more