Category Life

Absences, Missing Earrings, and Coming Out Alive

Well. It’s been a hot minute. But here we are. When I first started blogging, I remember reading posts that folks had written after writing absences. These posts usually began with the blogger declaring that they were, indeed, alive. When I read these caveats I would feel a pang of guilt because in all honesty, I […]

When We Mother

Motherhood happens at 2 a.m. It’s not necessarily known for its convenience. {Let me just say that, yeah, it happens at 2 p.m. too, during moments that were planned for, but right now we’re going to talk about the 2 a.m. motherhood because that’s the motherhood where the rubber meets the road.} It’ll happen when […]

The New Twin Peaks Cast Is Here and It’s Everything

I’m talking Twin Peaks reboot on Pop Depravity today! Have you heard about the cast? It’s amazing and confusing and everything David Lynch. Come by and check it out!

We Made It: In Praise of Four

Dear C, We’ve made it to the Promised Land. Yesterday you turned four. Four years old. Those three little words mean a whole lot, Kiddo. Not only are you not a baby anymore, but you’re also not a toddler. Your legs are steady and you amble with purpose. In fact, you’re starting soccer today with […]

The New Ghostbuster’s Trailer Is The Disappointment I Never Prepared Myself For

The new Ghostbusters trailer is out, and I just gotta say, I’m disappointed. Check out my post on Pop Depravity to see why.

The Top 6 Most WTF Moments of the Fuller House Pilot

After watching it over the weekend, I am still reeling from the gloriously awful production that is Fuller House. Check out my post on Pop Depravity with my top 6 most-WTF moments from the pilot. I almost certainly overlooked a few. Be sure to follow Pop Depravity too!

Six Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

So, it’s been almost four years since I evicted C from my uterus. And while four years of parenthood has been a virtual magnet to my mental hard drive, erasing all kinds of things I thought I would never forget, I can remember clear as day some of the inane things that were said to […]

Seven Valentines That Will Put You in the Mood For Love

Originally posted on The Waiting:
Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air. Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago. …. … …. OK, that’s totally what it was. Moving on.  Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and…

Parenting Blogger Emily Austin on Turning a Hobby into a Full-Time Job

Originally posted on Discover:
Since 2011, Emily Austin has built a loyal readership at The Waiting, her blog on parenting and motherhood. Emily’s personality and humor have helped her carve out her own corner of the web among thousands of family blogs. Through blogging, she has built a community of readers and colleagues, and eventually landed a…

We Really Should Do This More Often

I went to a lot of funerals when I was young. When I was 14, Mimi died. She had been sick and we knew that her death was inevitable, but it’s hard at any age to bury a grandparent. Then, my senior year of high school, my cousin T passed away. She was only a few […]