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Paying it Forward with UncommonGoods: Cyber Monday Giveaway

So, remember when I went back to work last year and basically became an absentee blogger for a little while? Well, one blog’s loss is humanity’s gain. Through my work at a nonprofit in Memphis, I’ve learned firsthand the value of giving back. We can all do a little – or a lot – to […]

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Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Life I Learned From Dr. Seuss

I pride myself in providing my kid with quality reading material. Whether or not she actually wants to consume it is an arbitrary issue. To be honest, C would much rather play cowboys at bedtime these days than she would read a book. I think she’s onto us; she knows that stories make her drowsy and […]

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Pushing

The countdown has begun: C will be three in only about two and a half weeks. Sometimes I look through the archives of my blog to revisit all the things we’ve been through together. I remember when I saw her shimmy-shake across the screen for the very first time. I remember seeing her heel slide across my […]

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Come See Me at Press Publish!

I can think of only a few things that I love more than hanging out with bloggers. They include: 1. Cheetos. Even the allure of meeting fellow oversharers pales in comparison to the radioactive goodness of dried cheese dust. 2. Target during the SuperBowl. While the rest of the world was watching football yesterday, I was […]

She was a baby when we moved this summer, but now she's a doctor, so I *guess* she can move upstairs.

I guess I make New Years resolutions now.

So I did some math this morning. Don’t worry; I didn’t sprain my brain too badly. I got out the ol’ abacus AKA my fingers and determined that since it is now 2015 and I graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 2000, I have now been an adult for 15 years. […]

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The First Night

“Well, this can’t possibly be a good idea.” One AM, lying next to my husband who had likely fallen asleep ten minutes before he actually hit the pillow, in a kimchi-flavored bed. The “love motel” where we had been put up for the week had mystified us from the moment the cabbie had dropped us […]

Writing as Therapy

I know I said a couple weeks ago that I would be posting about cartoons on Mondays during November, but my heart’s not there today. Sorry, everyone who was looking forward to hearing me talk about the Bubble Guppies. Please accept this GIF of Wednesday Addams dancing as a token of my contrition. Let’s talk about writing instead. Because […]

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Baby on Board

Everyone knows or has heard of one person who has given birth in a car. The miracle of life defies location. But how often do you see a car giving birth to another car?   The new family is registered at AutoZone. ♥ This is the fourth installment of National Emily Posts Month (NaEmPoMo). Connect on […]

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Wherein I Reveal One of Humanity’s Most-Guarded Secrets

Have you ever had one of those moments when you realize that all the events in your life have lined up just so that the world can reveal one of its hiddenmost secrets to you? I had one of those today. Please make sure you’re sitting down for the duration of this post because I […]

You Are What You Tweet

Ever since I went back to work full-time in June, I have been both fully present and fully absent in the blogosphere. The Waiting has lived up to its name: it sits patiently waiting to receive my critical observations regarding Buzzfeed and cloth diapers, to which I do not give it a scrap. This blog’s […]