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The Camilla Series, no. 7

I remember when I was young an lithe and could wear shorts in public, back when Reagan was president. Cami WAS BORN when Reagan had one year left as president. (You can find Cami here: She is a lot of fun and only a little bit weird.)

After a spring shower

Yes, physical therapists, I know she’s not supposed to be sitting with her legs in that position. I just wanted to capture this moment, my child splashing around in a puddle with so much excitement that you would think splashing around in a puddle is the pinnacle of existence. Afterward I picked her up and [...]

And everyone’s hair looked awesome

Saturday night my good friend Stacia joined me and Cami for sushi and a viewing of Bridesmaids afterward. Our other friend Heather, the brave woman who waxes my eyebrows and kindly refrains from yelling OMG THEY’VE GROWN TEETH SINCE I LAST SAW YOU, she was supposed to join us but couldn’t find a babysitter. Have [...]


Brother is about to get all up in some Tauntaun’s business.


We’re lucky to live in a part of the country where tornadoes are infrequent if not a totally freak occurrence. But I grew up in Tennessee, so I know the dread that comes with the watches and warnings and that sickening siren that drowns out all other noises. My heart goes out to those whose [...]

For your weekend

Someone slowed down the footage of this baby laughing. I don’t know whether to laugh with him or crawl under my bed and rock back and forth.


This is Julio, one of Tyrant’s many friends, and he stopped by to have lunch with us yesterday. Wait, Tyrant, how are we referring to Julio these days? “Friend Formerly With Benefits”

The Camilla Series, no. 6

Jon suggested that I borrow this dress while he puts on a suit and then meet him in the bedroom. I did not predict he was going to say this the moment Cami pulled it out of her bag. (You can find Cami here: She is a lot of fun and only a little [...]

Grandmother, mother, daughter

Earlier this week I experienced one of my proudest moments as a parent, and I am being totally, unabashedly earnest when I talk about this. Like, this isn’t a post about Marlo making it through the day without injuring herself or breaking the law, although Universe, if you’re listening I’d gladly trade you one of [...]

His Highness

That’s quite a lot of confidence for someone so thoroughly naked.