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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 […]

Oct09

Add to the list of things that make this mortal body worth the pain

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A few weeks ago my husband and I attended a live show for the first time in several months, that of singer/songwriter Andrew Bird whose performance nearly knocked us out of our shoes, our shoes that were bought on sale because we spent the rest of our money on a babysitter. And drinks at the […]

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Oct06
Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

Sometimes even I can’t believe how cheap I am. (Halloween: Best DIY Costume Ideas)

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When I was pregnant with my daughter along with planning her bedroom and hoping for a girl I could shop for, I also browsed Halloween costumes thinking of all the costumes I’d create for her. I made her into a small monkey one year and an absolutely adorable chicken the next year. Then, at the […]

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