7 Quick Takes Friday!

Errughh. (<——— that noise is supposed to convey exhaustion, disgust and defeat after a difficult week. How'd I do? The creation of new interjections is not an exact science, you know.) I am so happy that it’s Friday. Or I would be, if I could muster up the energy to be happy. Mostly I’m feeling [Read More...]

Dreadful Parenting

It’s 9:22 a.m. and I’ve already managed to neglect my children physically, give them negative disciplinary reinforcement, and lay down the foundation for a lifetime of spiritual confusion. Someone should give me an award. These sorts of reprehensible mothering skills can’t be learned or imitated. They only arise out of long years of non-practice. The [Read More...]

The Thorny Question of Freedom of Religion

I haven’t been around much this weekend since my fellow bloggers and I have been drafting and re-drafting chapters for Undoing Babel . But when I haven’t been writing, deleting, staring at the computer and crying into my tea about the cruelty that is Writer’s Block, I’ve been following the unfolding HHS mandate altercation with [Read More...]

This is The Best Day of My Life!

Trader Joe’s has opened. Just one minute ago. It may be an hour drive away, sure, but y’all must be crazy if you think I’m not going. TODAY. I’m already dreaming about all the wonderful things Trader Joe’s brought to my life that I have been bereft of in the past six months. The best [Read More...]

3 1/2 Time Outs Tuesday!

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, since Larry D first invited me to, but I always forget. Not today. Today I remembered. This is pretty handy for those of us who don’t/didn’t have much (read: any) time to blog today. Larry says that this is the “testosterone version of 7 Quick Takes” and [Read More...]

Parenting Francophilia

Several people on facebook linked to this article yesterday, and then Sally blogged about it, and I read it and have found my world shifting utterly beneath my feet. I’m thinking of doing a series of posts on it, actually. It’s all stuff that’s been brewing in my head for a while but the article [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes Friday

#7 These really do have to be quick, because no matter how clean the house is every night, by 10 am it’s a disaster and we have to start the process of picking up all over again. And it’s 11 am, so we’re already an hour behind schedule.  #6 I’m so glad it’s Friday. I [Read More...]


If y’all feel so inclined, go check out my post at Ignitum Today. It’s mostly about, you know, crying. Both Charlotte’s and my own. But at midnight last night I was patting myself on the back for wrapping it up so nicely, so do let me know what you think. I’m not so sure in [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday

Since I feel kind of cheesy just posting gratuitous shots of my kids, here. Here’s this. I know! He’s so cute! Oh, and this: Hysterical. Seriously, I was crying. I love Catherine Tate. Oh, and I really have to show you these, since I’ve become so fond of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and I [Read More...]

Fresh Bread

Beaucoup apologies for my amateur food photography/camera phone skills I have to preface this post by saying that my husband is SUCH a freaking Ogre. But really.  He’s made this unbelievable new “rule-ish type thing” where we can’t watch TV or movies during the week. We don’t actually own a TV, but we (and by [Read More...]