See You Later!

Over this past summer, I developed a loyal following for my weekly blog post. Folks logged-in by the tens to read about my misadventures and anxieties. But, as you may have noticed, my posts have been absent these past few weeks. And a couple of days ago, my most adoring fan (yes, it was my…

Let It Go

My kids are obsessed with all-things Frozen. They spend hours in their version of Arendelle—building castles, flying helicopters (obviously they take some creative license from the original plot line), and creating magical worlds. Kristoff likes to kick back with a beer (actually a vintage Barbie-sized Coke bottle, but kids know what they see; and in…

I Understand I Don’t Understand, But I Stand

As a thin, white, heterosexual, educated, upper middle class, suburban, stay-at-home-mom-by-choice, I’m very aware of my privilege (the only discrimination I’ve ever faced was when I brought non-organic juice boxes for my daughter’s preschool snack—there were a LOT of disapproving looks from the other moms that day…). I understand that I can’t ever truly understand…

2020, You Can’t Break Us

Last week, devastation struck my Midwestern town. No, no, I didn’t run out of wine (although it was touch and go for a minute when my Shipt shopper had to substitute my usual Sauvignon Blanc with Chardonnay). I’m talking about REAL devastation. After days of heavy downpours, two dams, literally bursting at the seams, gave…