On March 13th at 12:00 AM, my book baby was born weighing in at...I don't know, 3 ounces? Let's go with it. This was not an easy labor. Still easier than my actual babies who had gigantic heads...but that's a story for another time. Or no time. Let's go with no time. You don't want… Continue reading The Baby
The apartment building I managed had been taken hostage by a tagger with poor grammar and a Sharpie. Profanity, vulgar artwork and nonsensical symbols had been scrawled all over the washing machines, the gym equipment, sidewalks, vacant units, my car… As soon as we painted over one tag—another would show up somewhere else. This went… Continue reading When Reality is Stranger than Fiction–How I Became an Author
Here is how I imagined this went down. Emma, my 6 y/o got in trouble for what, I can't even remember. She was sent to her room. While in there, she retrieved her markers and paper and began to write me a note--as she usually did when in trouble. Emma is not a great speller.… Continue reading I Love You Suck Much
How my brain works. I'm either... Not interested. Or obsessed. There's not much happening in-between the two. So when I get an idea in my head, I can't sleep until I've fully executed whatever it is I am currently obsessed with. Like the time I decided to make my family homemade orange rolls. I'd never… Continue reading Why I Write
Yesterday, at school pickup, I noticed right away something was off with my daughter, Emma. She wasn't her usual bouncy, smily, "this is my best life ever!" self. I pulled her aside as the other kids pilled into the van and asked her what was wrong. She didn't answer. Instead, she nestled in close and… Continue reading What to Tell the Kids When it Feels Like the World is Falling Apart
-I should probably park and walk the kids in. -But I am wearing sweatpants and yesterday's shirt. -Am I even wearing a bra....nope. -The drop-off line it is. -Why is this line so long? -Oh for goodness sakes...Pull your car all the way to the front of the line, please! All. The. Way. Up. -I… Continue reading Actual Thoughts I Have While in the School Drop-off Line.