Mommy Mashups

If we learned anything from Glee, it’s that a well done musical mashup can make you laugh, make you cry, and earn you a trip to Nationals even if your dance moves are just okay. It’s in this spirit of entertainment that I bring to you my lyrical mashups for parents. I know it specifies “Mommy”…

Am I Hungry Enough to Eat That?

I have a long commute to work. Like “bring water and other survival supplies” long. It’s not horrible though because I can pretend to be intellectual and listen to NPR, pretend to be cool and listen to Kiss 108 nodding along when they talk about whoever the heck Fetty Wap is, or pretend to be…

Lies the internet told me. Including but not limited to kale, driving directions, and childbirth playlists.

Lies the Internet Told Me

The internet is glorious. I honestly do not know how to parent my children without it and that’s not in any way an exaggeration. Amazon Prime has been the catalyst to my close personal friendships with both our UPS and USPS drivers (What up Trish and Steve!) Pandora’s “White Noise” station kept Jack happy for…

Entrepreneurial Schemes and Dollar Store Dreams

Growing up there was no greater bastion of fake grownup independence than The Dollar Store. Filled with bouncy balls, tiny figurines that would immediately be lost between the car seats, and 14,000 glitter stickers that could be all yours by plunking 100 cents on the counter, it was glorious. For us kids, getting the mini…

Norah Bean Casserole

My littlest person turned the big 1 this weekend so Glen and I are now the proud wranglers of two toddlers. It’s almost adorable how I thought everything was sticky a few months ago. Because now everything is really sticky, and “mine,” and lost forever. But I wouldn’t trade it for all of the non-sticky, non-mine, non-lost things…

What the French Call Les Incompetents

Home Alone is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. (Not up for debate.) So when Glen and I overslept last Friday, the morning I was supposed to take him and the kids to the airport, it was kind of fun at first. “We slept in!” Dun dunnana dun dun dun da. Dun dunnana…

Always Be Batman

“Jack, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A firefighter, or a doctor.” “That’s awesome, buddy! What do you think Norah is going to be when she grows up?” (Thoughtful pause) “Batman.” That seems about right. Jack then proceeded to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I…