Gettin’ Into Bed with Patheos

I’m officially the worst blogging friend ever, y’all. When I was at Edel (dancing embarrassingly in ways that made my sister cringe for me when I re-created my moves in her living room) I got a message from the Anchoress and immediately squealed like a fangirl at a One Direction concert. I’ve been super excited [Read More...]

Sex Breasts and Babies

Ah, breastfeeding. That age-old “midday peep show.” Wait, what? Believe it or not, one of the commenters at the Daily Caller called it exactly that, in response to this carefully crafted post by Matt K. Lewis, who politely told conservatives who cry “ick!” in the face of breastfeeding moms that they’re kind of perverted. In [Read More...]

Farewell, Facebook App *sob*

Yesterday the Ogre did the worst thing. Well first he did the best thing. He came home from work with an Amazon package and handed me this: Then after I had time to bask sufficiently in the glow of my husband’s awesomeness, he said, “hey, did you ever delete that facebook thing from your phone, [Read More...]

Hugs replace tear gas — rapid police change in Ferguson

This is not something I expected to see: FERGUSON, Mo. — Suddenly, everything has changed. The heavy riot armor, the SWAT trucks with sniper posts, the hostile glares: tonight in Ferguson they were gone. A stunning change in tone radiated through the suburban streets where protests had turned violent each of the last four evenings [Read More...]

Did you know the police are tear-gassing reporters – in Missouri?

Being offline for most of the summer meant that I missed tons of everything. Not just Patheos news, like all the awesome new bloggers Lizzie rounded up, but also real-life news. Pretty much the only thing I haven’t missed is ISIS, since the presence of it on my facebook news feed makes it easy to [Read More...]

Jiggity Jig

Le sigh. I always leave for Texas with the best of intentions…I’m going to blog every day, or every other day, or once a week at the very least. Naturally, none of this ever happens, which is sometimes okay because my time is otherwise occupied with family and friends, but it’s sometimes not okay because [Read More...]

Edel: Party as Precordial Thump

I had intended to blog prolifically this weekend from Edel, updating with pictures of crazy shoes, karaoke, and hilarity. But on Tuesday of last week, my sister-in-law’s father died unexpectedly. Vic isn’t just my sister-in-law. She was one of my best friends in college and my maid of honor before she married the Ogre’s brother. [Read More...]

Cocktails and Zombies and Pink Hair, Oh My!

Like a modern-day Dorothy, in honor of Edel I dyed my hair to match my crazy shoes: Today I’ve got an almost-four-year-old’s birthday party to attend to, but Friday I’ll put up a picture of Rebecca and me in full regalia, crazy shoes and all! That is, if I can master the art of walking [Read More...]

Dada Does Breastfeeding

Here’s a true thing: there is nothing better than coming to the end of a long, exhausting road trip, only to have three out of four children melt down entirely in the aftermath. One, luckily, has an easily fixable ear infection. The other, slightly less luckily, has no-big-deal-but-must-heal-on-his-own-even-though-he-looks-gruesome-fifth’s disease. The littlest, though, Linc Baby of [Read More...]

An Apology to My Parents

I did something awful yesterday. Well, I didn’t do it yesterday, but it all came to a head yesterday. I did it a few weeks ago, when Sam interviewed me for his series on the Art of Blogging. I started to go off about the online Evangelical culture that makes me crazy and I conflated [Read More...]


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