on in Parenting

Occasionally, when I am putting my daughter back to sleep at 2 a.m., I put aside my exhaustion and my frustration and my overall stress from the day and I just watch her sleep. There is nothing that makes me feel more old. When I look at her face, I see perfect, unblemished, fragile features....

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on in Anarchy

Don’t believe what you read in those interviews. Jamais. Life is absolutely craptastic right now, and it never fails to seem more so after I’ve spent a few hours on Facebook. I had a miscarriage, so of course, several of my friends are pregnant. My husband and I are experiencing one of the worst times...

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on in Sponsored

Y’all, I have this love-hate relationship with thrift shops. I used to go to them all the time when I was an angsty teen who liked to wear flannel and was really into Jordan Catalano. (And if you don’t know who Jordan Catalano is, then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. It’s not me,...

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on in Family

I’ve never been one for resolutions. I’m an introspective person, and I’m always trying to figure out what’s “right” and what’s “best” and modifying my behavior accordingly. I mean, I’m not perfect: I’m not always successful. I don’t just fold my arms and blink my eyes and make it so. I am, after all, still...

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on in Anarchy Family

It was not a very merry Christmas. I’m sad to say it never really has been. In fact, Christmas has started to feel like a curse in my life. When I was a kid, Christmas always started out great. We always had a lot of presents, even though our family was very poor and we...

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