This blog about my life

Oh really? A mommyblog? Is that what this is?

In case you were wondering why everything is broken

Milli Vanilli had it all wrong. Blame it on Mercury.

“Perhaps You’ve Noticed You’re Changing…”

Seriously, what were filmmakers in the Eighties thinking when producing puberty education videos?

2014 in photos

I found my tribe this year, and if I accomplished nothing else that one thing makes this year one of the most tremendous periods of my life.

Things to consider if you really are considering adopting a dog

Just because she can’t balance anything on her head doesn’t mean she’s completely useless.

My beat poet

This season has not been kind to my child in terms of illness, but she has so much content to pull from for her eventual award-winning collection of poetry.

Wherein my child resembles her uncle

Before you judge me, remember that the other one I raised was deconstructing Shakespeare at her age and negotiating peace treaties between warring nations.

A syllabus for Thanksgiving break

“Last night I sat there struggling with the duty I have to destroy that innocent notion of hers, a notion born of my ignorance and my privilege, the privilege shared by so many other well-intentioned but naive white parents.”

UGHHHHHHH

I’m sure that there are at least fifty posts on my site with that title, but this one… this one really deserves it.

This village of ours

“I knew I couldn’t call the police because that would frighten him even more, and so the quickest and best solution for everyone involved was to get him inside his house.”