The Importance of a Day Off

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I love my kid with all my heart AND I also truly believe the adage, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Because I’m really struggling. Like, a lot. It helps to make fun of it, find the humor in the situation, but the truth of it all is that this Summer of the No Naps … Continue reading

The Love Shack

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This post is long overdue. You see, friends, I have been working on a Secret Project of Joy (in addition to conspiring to send my daughter away to military camp, aka Preschool). My Secret Project of Joy is transforming our garage guest room, the “Love Shack” as we like to call it, into a place … Continue reading

Mommy Goes To Los Angeles

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My first weekend away from home since Z’s birth deserves a tribute, and Z deserves a new book. So I made one for her. It cost no money and took approximately forty minutes to create. The illustrations especially are an indication of the book’s hasty publishing. Z has been without her father for weeks at … Continue reading

We gon’ light it up like it’s dynamite

In which the Ever-Suffering Mother listens to pop music. Some months ago a friend posted on Facebook that some days, country music is a necessity. I know I will offend more than a few people when I say that country music is only a necessity if your aim is to drive people away. And up … Continue reading

One Small Banana to the Head…

…One Giant Leap for Mommies Everywhere So I promised I wouldn’t name any names. But I heard the greatest story last week, about a mommy who threw half of a banana at her husband’s head. First, applause to the mommy, because the banana actually made contact (I would have missed and would have had to … Continue reading

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