Minchin Monday and Rearing Children

One of those two things is fun. I'll let you guess. https://youtu.be/ESFANzZTdYM I love this one. I literally listened to it on repeat for like months 9 through 18 of my daughters' lives. They're now six. And amazing. And awful, sometimes. Because of my own failures in parenting, my daughters have tantrums like tantrums are … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Rearing Children

Tooth Fairies and Awkward Silences

Me: oh, I'm going to record this interview so that I can just take casual notes and intuitively drive the conversation whilst I gather the relevant and interesting information more organically and with far less effort than a traditional interview style. Also me: well lookee there. Fuckknuckles if that's not a shitacular surprise...there's my damn … Continue reading Tooth Fairies and Awkward Silences

Bluing Agents and Cupcakes as Gifts

It's Mother's Day. I have mixed feelings about the holiday. It's a muddy one for me. I worry basically all day every day about my kids. And how I'm parenting them. About our relationship, and about their attachment. The assumptive schemas they're forming of the world, strengthening with every experience and interaction. Core beliefs about … Continue reading Bluing Agents and Cupcakes as Gifts

Crazy Pills and Pantsless Karate

Actual footage of me just living my daily life: https://youtu.be/ilcRS5eUpwk I did laundry this weekend. Four baskets of laundry. Just like I always do. Thursday after karate I dumped all of Harper's karate things into the washer and I washed them all together, and then I transferred them all over to the dryer, and I … Continue reading Crazy Pills and Pantsless Karate