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Oct16
Scrapblog: Inspiration, Even for People Like Me

Scrapblog: Inspiration, Even for People Like Me

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By Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks Some time ago, my husband and I were sitting in the orientation session of an adoption agency. The director was counseling the attendees on talking to our not-yet-born children about their adoptions. “A great way would be through the creation of a lifebook,” she said. “Make a scrapbook of your […]

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Oct13
Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

Still talking about Halloween. (Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes)

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Halloween is quickly approaching and I’ve lost 4 Ebay bids for a Red Mystic Force Power Ranger SPD. I’m starting to feel the heat. I tried pulling out a Fireman dress up outfit we have and suggested a Fireman does a lot of really good things too! A Fireman is almost exactly the same as […]

Oct12

Because Pregnancy Makes You Crazy, Period

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Amalah, I guess I don’t know what I’m really looking for, be it advice, words of support, somebody to tell me to snap out of it… these are all acceptable responses to this email. My problem is not really a problem at all, in fact, it’s wonderful, I should be overjoyed. I am pregnant with […]

Oct11

Because I Am Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille

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Don’t forget, we’re spreading out the questiony goodness this week, so each question will be its very! own! entry! Yesterday’s question can be found here, while tomorrow’s question only exists IN THE FUTURE, like, whoa, man. WHOA. Dear Amalah, First of all, the baby of yours is divine. Second, I have a problem. Either my […]

Oct10
Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

Haunted by frugal ghosts. (Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts)

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Before we begin, I think it’s important in the name of transparency after Monday’s post, for you to know I have managed to steer my daughter away from ‘Gothic Child Prostitute‘ (as a related aside, Gothic Lolitas are all the rage in Japan. Thanks for the link, Mary.). Madison is now interested in being a […]

Oct10

Because Nobody Likes a Faker

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We’re doing something a little different this week for a variety of rather boring reasons (but mostly to accomodate for my spectacular laziness), and spreading the questions out over a few days instead of posting one massive novel-like column on Wednesdays. And yeah, I KNOW, it’s the Wednesday Advice Smackdown, but back in the old […]

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