• March 5, 2014Post

    Doesn’t laundry suck? Does anything express the monotony of being the stay at homer more than a giant pile of laundry waiting to be folded? I always feel like I suffer from depression when I do laundry. Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat. Every. Day. I’m not good at it, maybe that’s a contributing factor. Not being

  • March 5, 2014Post

    Oscars are about to happen! And as we all sit down on our couches and begin ripping human beings to pieces based on their ugly clothes and hair mishaps, I am reminded of my own fashion stylings. It’s that time of year again when I re-visit my wardrobe and share with you the new 2014

  • October 11, 2013Post

    “What’s going on?” I asked. Noble was sitting by himself, tucked in the woods behind our campsite. He was dejectedly fiddling with some tall grass. Looking up at me, I could see that he was depressed. It wasn’t a surprise, based on what recently went down. He tried to get the whole sentence out without

  • September 22, 2013Post

    I just got back from my high school reunion. Twenty years! Yes, I do realize how old that is, so you can lose that OMG face. I went up to my hometown (Lynden, WA) by myself, which I thought was going to be the best way to go. I was going to stay at a

  • May 14, 2013Post

    When I was in middle school I wanted to be a superhero, with the powers of flight and hands that shoot electricity being my powers of choice. When I was in high school, all I wanted to do was be an actor. Now that I’m grown up, with a six-year-old in the house, my hopes

  • November 28, 2012Post

    This response is important for our ability to learn from mistakes, but it also gives rise to self-criticism, because it is part of the threat-protection system. In other words, what keeps us safe can go too

  • May 3, 2012Going Green

    As a working mom I always try to find ways to be “present” at home during the times when I am not actually there. One way that I do this is through cooking. In truth, I don’t only cook for my family because I want them to know how much I love them, it’s also

  • May 3, 2012Going Green

    In my continued effort to become more and more green, I thought I would find ways to make this Thanksgiving as environmentally friendly as possible. My intentions were good when I walked out the door to hit up Whole Foods the morning before the big day, but halfway there I realized I had forgotten my

  • February 23, 2012Post

    How many methods are there again for how to potty train your child? 550? Is it more now? There’s the one where you spend a weekend filling them full of salt and liquids so they pee 40 times a day. There’s the one where you start potty training them as soon as they exit the

  • February 18, 2012Post

    Ok, so not all children jump at the opportunity to eat a wonderful home cooked meal.  I made, what I thought was a pretty tasty meal: marinated cod, with rice, kiwi, edamame and some pear.  Nice and healthy.  I was so proud! The second I set the plates down, Alistair started up about it, so