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How to Throw a Scary Mommy Book Party

How to Throw a Scary Mommy Book Party

After Jill Smokler, of Scary Mommy, came out with her book, I was enamored with the idea of having a Scary Mommy party and bringing together Moms to commiserate and bond over crazy experiences from motherhood.   I emailed Jill and asked her what she thought.  She loved it and sent me promotional items & a few books.  (Thank you so much Jill!)  I bought the remaining books and sent out an Evite. At the party, someone asked me why I […]

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A Walk with Annabelle

A Walk with Annabelle

It was the best Mother’s Day ever. I wanted something low key, like a picnic, so we walked up to our local park and pulled out some sushi and summer spring rolls.  Not your typical picnic, I know, but Bill made me a huge breakfast and we just were not that hungry.  We got to the park and had a lovely time, Bill played airplane with the baby and Cricket sniffed around looking for free food and the right place […]

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Modern Day Rock Stew Story

Modern Day Rock Stew Story

Three years ago, I met my husband.  At work.  So taboo, I know!  Here’s a semi fictional version of our story  … A girl in a womanly suit with a skirt sat across from a boy inside his manly crisp jacket.  They both wore gray with a peek of blue showing at the collar.  Between them, a table deep and wide it was, but the smile he smiled at her carried across that vast divide.  She smiled back, unaware the gap […]

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Gramma Grew the Egg

Gramma Grew the Egg

“In the fifth month of pregnancy, if your baby is a girl, she will begin to grow her own eggs.” I don’t know if this statement hit you with the same revelation that it did me.  If not, let me explain:  When my Mom (maternal grandma) was pregnant with me, in her fifth month I (her daughter) began to grow my eggs (her future grand babies).  When Annabelle was born, she came from eggs her grandmother grew.    It also means that when I was pregnant with Annabelle, I helped […]

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