Get This, Not That: Round 3

I’ll take a second and let you overcome the shock of an on-time post. Now that I’ve done the same, let’s talk about gifts for boys, shall we? Little boys, though, because those are the only kind I have any positive experience with. (For some reason, my brothers have never appreciated my Christmas gifts of [Read More...]

Get This, Not That: Round 2

Yeah, I know I promised you this post yesterday, but it’s the time of year when I panic, procrastinate, and go hide in my closet with my laptop and headphones to watch Love Actually. (<–Dear CPS: that is hyperbole. I would never, ever do that, unless everyone was napping.) Anyway, tomorrow is relative, right? Some [Read More...]

Get This, Not That (A Gift Guide for Errant Housewives): Round 1

Since there are only ten days until Christmas, I thought I should help you finish up your Christmas shopping while avoiding beginning my own. Two birds, one stone. Procrastination FTW! Like everything related to housewifery, gift-giving is an art I have not yet mastered. But someone might as well learn from my mistakes, so we’re [Read More...]

The Great Santa Lie Truth

  Here I am, writing about Santa again. In years past, I’ve written a lot about Santa. Last year I just didn’t want to get into it, because it seems like one of those conversations where no mutual ground is gained nor understanding reached. Basically Santa is a convenient excuse for bloggers to tell people [Read More...]

Early Morning Radio Show!

I meant to put this post up last night, but instead I fell asleep at like 8 while singing Liam his lullaby. I am not sorry about that, either. It’s 6:28 am and I feel fantastic. This could quickly become a new way of being for me. Anyway, I’m going to be on Hearth and [Read More...]

I Like My Domesticity Dystopian

I haven’t wanted to blog since my post on millennial moms made the rounds on facebook. I ended up getting tagged in the comment section of one and…wow. I really wish I hadn’t read those comments. Here’s the thing, y’all. It’s not that easy to be as brutally honest about my life as I am. [Read More...]

Conversations with the Ogre

Me: “I know you’re crazy busy with finals and everything, but I need 2 hours of your time tonight to deal with Christmas presents and money and everything awful.” The Ogre: “Sounds good. How about I feed the kids dinner first and clean the kitchen?” Me: “I love you. You’re amazing. Now let’s do this [Read More...]

Just Some Stormtroopers Twerking

Yesterday the Ogre told me I was totally losing my pop culture cred since I’ve been posting all this serious, boring stuff. I was all and he was all and then I was like So here, for your amusement, are the things I am endlessly, shamelessly delighted with these days. Stormtroopers twerking Harry Potter/Twilight Dance-battle [Read More...]

The Domestic Art I Most Aspire to Master

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In Praise of Folly

Remember last year,  when we got a puppy? In case you’ve forgotten, this is what I wrote about Folly way back in 2013: The mess, the smell, the training, the chewing, the barking…all that pales in comparison to what a dog can bring to family, if she’s loved and trained properly. Oh, last year me, [Read More...]

Conversations with Tank

Me: “Linc, why? Why? Why do you do things like eat Expo markers and shove Legos up your nose? Look at this, child! Look at what I just pulled out of your nose!”   Tank: “Linky naughty-pants. I sowwy, Mama. Kiss?”   [Read more...]

Sienna Embraces the Art of the Guilt Trip

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Those Pathetic Millennial Moms

A delightful comment on my post about sewing on buttons spawned a rather, uh, interesting facebook debate the other night. It began with an observation about this seeming trend for younger, millennial moms to act as though the domestic arts are an unattainable fantasy, yet at the same time unworthy of our brain power. Instead [Read More...]

“She alone could mitigate his mortality”

This week the Vatican hosted Humanum, an international, interfaith colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman. The first keynote address was given by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and it is absolutely stunning. I found his descriptions of the biological evolution of sexual reproduction and the anthropological evolution of monogamy particularly compelling, but it was [Read More...]

A Portrait of Domestic Bliss

Remember that one time I tried to learn to sew? That dress is still sitting in a box in the closet, as half-finished as it was when I wrote that post. Clothes are not really my area of expertise. I’ve only just begun learning how to wear them properly. Until last year, I owned a [Read More...]