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for Brain, Child Magazine
"This is the summer destined to become That Summer in my memory. It is this moment in my children’s lives. The summer of an almost-five and two-and-a-half-year-old. The only one of its kind..."
Growing Children in the Garden
Featuring photos from Honest Mom, Funny Is Family, Adventurous Moms and Bon Bon Break
Wherein I sentimentalize the way my Grandmother pronounced 'rutabaga' and declare I am imparting important ecology lessons on my children while we scratch around in the dirt trying to grow things to eat.
"Cleaning myself falls into a category of routine tasks that beat down my spirit with their monotony."
A feature on ScaryMommy.com
When people ask why I stopped drinking, I simply reply, “I have a hard enough time controlling what comes out of my mouth when I’m sober.” Those who know me well, raise their eyebrows, suck air in through their teeth and nod their heads as if to say, “Yeah...you do have a pretty big mouth.”
They Put Me On The YouTube:
The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Live
"With all the hard work and heart that went into putting on the Portland show, there was still plenty of ham left in me when it came my turn to take the stage. Surely you expected this..."
An Inside Look At My Writing Process
part of a blog tour featuring: Funny Is Family, Girl, Always Interrupted, When Crazy Meets Exhaustion and more!
"Sometimes I write blind, without switching on the light, which makes little difference because my furious scrawling isn’t any easier to decipher if I can see what I’m doing. I rarely write squarely on the page. I start sideways, in a corner, my pen swirling like my thoughts into the margins and upside down..."
Observations Made While Camping With Young Children
"#7- The campers who liberally exercise their freedom to explode midnight fireworks within a two month radius of the 4th of July, are definitely the most patriotic..."
My Man, My Best Decision
as seen on Mamapedia.com
"The most surprising thing about the right relationship is how easy it is. I used to think that only a difficult man was worth something. I had it so wrong. Having to constantly fight to make something work, is ridiculous..."
Vacation Reality vs. Fantasy
originally published on InThePowderRoom.com
"Vacation Fantasy: The family would getaway to enjoy the rented luxury of a tastefully furnished cabin.
Vacation Reality: The proprietors’ tasteful furnishings consisted of low-lying shelves adorned with baby-magnet breakables and cinnamon oil drenched pine cones, hidden like easter eggs I had to use my gag reflex to locate..."
Girls are Dirty and Gross
"Sugar and spice and farts and boogers,
that's what little girls are made of..."