Posted in September 2013

shuddup and trouble

– Please note: I’m VERY short on time this morning, so the following is unedited and lacking links that I’d normally take the time to put in. Good luck.  Saturday morning Yesterday afternoon * The hard part of yesterday has nothing to do with the theme of this post, nor what I really came here … Continue reading

betwixt and be-tween

Nantucket Ferry, 2013  Pretty much sums it up The following conversation with Katie took place last night as I was absent-mindedly puttering around her room, picking up various items of clothing from the floor and transporting them to her hamper. “Mama, would you mind closing the door on your way out please?” “Um, I didn’t … Continue reading

disney – a work in progress

Ed note: I am not a journalist, friends. I’m a mom with a blog. While I will do my best to make this accurate and concise, I’m sharing my, rather than reporting a, story. Jess Although changes to Disney’s Disability Policy had long been the subject of speculation, rumors about its imminent demise hit a … Continue reading

stop the presses

Ed note: The post that I had planned for today has been preempted. Why? Because I have an overwhelming need to shout this from the highest rooftop I can find. I’d apologize for repeating myself, but, well, I try to keep it honest around here and the truth of the matter is … I’m not … Continue reading

consulting the expert

(Psst – That’s the expert) The breathing thing is what really touched me. I know so much about having to cope with things and even when I can’t explain, I can show how to do it. But people hardly ever ask me. Not meant as criticism, it just makes it more special when someone does … Continue reading

kandinsky revisited – all at the same time

“Oh, this is a Kandinsky!” “A double – one painted on either side.” “May I see?” “Yes, of course.” “Extraordinary.” “What makes it exceptional is that Kandinsky painted on either side of the canvas in two radically different styles. One wild and vivid, the other somber and geometric.” “My God!” “We flip it around for … Continue reading

the mama gut

Editor’s note: While I use the term “Mama gut” throughout this post, I think it can be much more broadly applied than its specificity implies. We all have that little voice that tells us when something doesn’t feel right. Dads, teachers, grandmas, doctors, therapists, children — we all have it. And if it weren’t for … Continue reading

crying kitty and mama cat

Fifteen minutes have passed since I wrote that post. I am on the couch, swearing under my breath at Candy Crush. Brooke is doing some seriously fancy vocal gymnastics while bouncing on her peanut. Her guilt-gift from the Tooth Fairy, Dora’s Return to the Mermaid Kingdom, or something with some equally pithy title, plays on the … Continue reading

the tooth fairy is an @sshole

Friends, I submitted the following to the Huffington Post, where it might be up as early as today. Then again it might not. And I’m not very good at waiting. Soooooo, I’ve decided to publish it here in the meantime, in part because I’m not about to write a second post this morning, but mostly … Continue reading

our red line

– “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.” — President Obama, August, 2012. “I … Continue reading