I Actually Lit Something On Fire

Remember how I talked about karma the other day? Remember how when I don’t like something I usually say it should be “lit on fire”? Remember when I actually combined those two things in one post? This morning, I was industriously preparing dinner to put in the slow cooker like a good housewife. The sun [Read More...]

Parenting, for Real

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 8.5 years of parenting, it’s that the fervency with which I decry certain aspects of modern American parenting directly correlates to how loudly I will be able to hear God laughing later on, when I eat my words. When I was pregnant with Sienna, we laid down all [Read More...]

This Is Not A Wet T-Shirt Contest

Is what I thoughtlessly told Sienna yesterday  when her “clothes that can get wet” ended up being a white t-shirt and white pants. Lucky for me, she was so excited about the prospect of pouring ice water over our heads that she didn’t even ask what a wet t-shirt contest is, deo gratias. Our good [Read More...]

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...]


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