I never knew that the binky was such a political issue, and when we took away Leta’s pacifier earlier this week we apparently took away the Internet’s pacifier, and the Internet is PISSED. According to the Internet Leta is going to suck her thumb until she turns 12 or 13 years old, all because I [...]

The Armstrong Returning of the Garbage Disposal Disaster

Last October the Armstrong family bought a dishwasher in the hopes that when we die we will go to heaven like all the other dishwasher-owning parents who sterilize bottles. I’m still a little confused as to how someone who bottle feeds their baby can end up in heaven, though, even if they sterilize the nipples, [...]

25 Weeks, Photo Collection: Happy Distractions

The first thing I need to say is: Thank you. In response to Friday’s post about my life-long struggle with depression and the recent events concerning the lovely Sadie I received hundreds of emails of support from people who have suffered depression, people who are dog lovers, dog lovers who have suffered depression, and many [...]


I was actually going to write a post about the comments I’m inevitably going to get now that I’m pregnant from people who think that my website should be a place for them to live out their wild and drunken fantasies, people who have come here and said before that marriage and moving to Utah [...]

If Someone Asks to Interview You For An Article in The New York Times, You Might Want to Think Twice Because . . .

The amount of hate mail you might receive from high-minded Times readers could be a little daunting. High-minded Times reader Leslie Morsillo, in an email titled “can’t help myself” says: “Found my way to your site via an article on blogs, so yours may be my first AND my last. My only suggestion is that [...]