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How to Lose Your Friends or Lena Dunham’s Email

I just subscribed to this thing Miranda July is doing where famous people from all walks of life (actors, authors, artists, people I’ve never heard of) forward you an email from their “sent” box. This week’s theme was “an email

Posted in friends, life, relationships, Uncategorized

If They Are the Devil’s Spawn, That Makes Me…

  They look like nice, normal kids. But don’t be fooled.  I’ve resisted writing much about my kidlets since I started this blog again. I sort of had my fill of the parenting navel gazing while I was at Baby

Posted in baby center, kids, life, motherhood, Oliver and Maggie, Uncategorized

How to Live an Amazing, Ordinary Life

I’m starting to feel like we’re in an abusive relationship. I draw you in, then I’m unresponsive and withholding. Finally, I return, begging forgiveness and you take me back (or, I hope you do).  It’s getting icky. So, let’s just

Posted in Beyonce, Dreams, life, literary life, the good life, Uncategorized, writing life

I’m back. I’m fat. Get used to it.

So, I haven’t done this in a while. Like, you know, not for a big company. And so much has changed since we last spoke. So much. But I’d rather not go into it all right at this moment on

Posted in baby center, life

Why can’t I be more like Angelina Jolie?

My kids are never sick (knock on wood, throw salt and turn around three times). Except for now. Maggie has been home with a fever all week, poor thing. What this means, in addition to way too much screen time,

Posted in life, motherhood, writing life

I’m back (and not in a Shining way)

OK, my dahlinks, I know I’ve been remiss. But, if it’s any consolation, I have learned an important lesson about blogging: when you blog often you feel OK about writing a few cute lines of dialogue or describing your love

Posted in books, kids, life, writing life

12 good things that have happened in the last 17 days

photo from here 1. The birds found the bird feeder. Finally. 2. We took the kids to their first Giant’s game. 3. The Mister caught a foul ball. 4. I discovered (and devoured) Breaking Bad 5. I had this conversation

Posted in life, lists, Oliver and Maggie

Martha Stewart is the devil on my shoulder

A few days ago, as I was artfully sticking my homemade “Please take me home” stickers on the gift bags I put together for my children’s fourth birthday party, I had a familiar feeling. I was sort of enjoying myself,

Posted in home design, life, literary life, motherhood

Mark Fiore is more inspirational than Oprah

Did you hear about my friend Mark Fiore (he’s the one who got Dengue Fever at my birthday party)? He won the Pulitzer Prize last week. The Pulitzer Prize, people! That’s, like, the most colossal and public pat on the

Posted in friends, life, literary life, Mark Fiore

Why not just practice the rhythm method and see what happens?

from here A lot of my friends are currently trying to decide whether or not to have a second baby. Actually, they are writhing in a sort of tortured late ’30s angst trying to decide whether to have a second

Posted in life, motherhood, twins