So you have kids but you don't want to relinquish your white-knuckled grip on normalcy and fun. Firstly, congrats on your crotch fruits! Secondly, good fuckin' luck. When I only had one kid, it was pretty easy to tuck her into a carseat and cart her around wherever I went. My friends and I were … Continue reading How to Keep Motherhood from Destroying Your Social Life
You guys, I'm sorry. I'm not great at keeping up with this lately. But it turns out it's actually incredibly difficult and time-consuming attempting to be a well-rounded human being. I am barely keeping my head above water these days; I'm just treading in place, fighting against the burning in my thighs and trying not … Continue reading September Shortcomings
July is half-over and we're waist-deep in summer now, meaning my Instagram feed is one beach picture after another. Everyone is so tan and hot, drinking out of coconuts and captioning it all with a jillion dolphin emojis, wearing their triangl bikinis and abusing the Juno filter. Meanwhile I'm Jelly Clarkson since this move is … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Done This Summer That Aren’t Go to the Beach
In the last few weeks, I've learned a lot about grown-up-hood. Specifically, a lot about house-buying. Like how many steps there are to house-buying, and how you're not allowed to skip any or do them out of order. I've also learned not to drive through that really expensive neighborhood 'just for fun,' because then all … Continue reading My Eyes Are Up Here (Not On My Husband’s Face)
Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.
Fold one shirt, one towel, and pair up two of his black socks, though they aren't two black socks that match. Pause mid-folding to stare, slack-jawed, at the television for ten minutes, since Hulu auto-played an episode of Modern Family that I'd already seen twice. Lose the thread of my actual task since Gloria is … Continue reading Stuff I Actually Did During the Time I Told My Husband I Was Folding Laundry
You’re pregnant. It’s real now, you’ve accepted it, you can feel the fruit of your loins flipping around in your belly like a happy little goldfish. You’ve been doing everything the doctor’s told you: prenatal vitamins, stretches, light exercise, more veggies. You’re basically a kickass mom already, and the baby isn’t even here yet. So … Continue reading How to Nest When You Can’t Nest
There are three things in life that make me dangerously overconfident: looking good, feeling unstoppable, and supporting people I respect. When I come across a business that somehow manages to tie in all three, I lose my shit. It’s the super-saiyan level of hyper-confidence. It’s dangerous and invigorating and I want to share it with … Continue reading Stuff We Love: Fine & Dandy Co