My husband and kids are always secretive about how we’ll be spending Mother’s Day. This year, my 8 y.o. son tried to throw me off track by insisting that we were going to McDonald’s for a brunch of “saturated fat and meat.” His words. Every year, there are always a few things that can be predicted: there […]

The List: Podcasts

I’m a list maker. I make lists.  I make lists in my head, in the car, in the shower, while I’m trying to go to sleep. Lots of lists. It occurred to me that maybe I should use this list-making compulsion for good, rather than for the evil that is keeping me up at night […]

Studio Tour

Once upon a time I posted a photo of my studio in its cleanest state. Most of the time though, it looks a little more like this. Oh look, there’s a meditation pillow that’s been used for pillow fights more often than meditation (never.) And a water dish that my studio cat Ron Weasley refuses […]

She’s So Shy

I am SO shy. I am shy and socially awkward. In fact, it would be better for everyone if the only place I ever was, was where people are not. That said, The Pioneer Woman came to town today and I was not about to miss it. So I packed up myself and my crippling insecurity, […]

Opening Day

Because our lives are not crazy-busy enough, we’ve added Little League this year for The Boy. Today was opening day in our league and I dutifully packed my camp chair and headed out to the fields, presumably to be bored out of my skull and to freeze my arse off. That was not the case. […]