“Just wait…”

"Just wait..." and other horrendous things people say to pregnant women Pregnancy has acquainted me with a phrase I have grown to hate: “just wait!”  Let me take you back a few steps so you can understand why this simple phrase makes my stomach turn.  Before becoming pregnant, and I’d say even going back to … Continue reading “Just wait…”

February: Gentle Eating Rules for the Month

Ecological Footprint: 1.9 earths (down from 2.3 in January), 19.3 hectares (down from 20.3 in January)  I eat animals.  I LOVE sushi, a good charcuterie board, and a breakfast platter adorned in animal products.  I have also proclaimed several times in my life that if I were to ever discover I was lactose intolerant, there … Continue reading February: Gentle Eating Rules for the Month

9 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

I used to think that my menial effort to recycle, and the fact I would never throw garbage out of my car window made me a real tree hugger. I have discovered over this month of January I have a lot of work to do to live more kindly towards the environment. I am by … Continue reading 9 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

Working at a high school is great for lots of reasons… lots of respectable, admirable reasons. One reason I love working at a school (probably not the most respectable, and admirable of them) is my true love for Summer Vacation. I get almost two full months that I can spend in any way I choose. … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

How to Keep your Husband Alive

When I got married to my husband, Giddy, I had a lot of people volunteer relationship advice: Never let the sun go down on your anger Men want sex all the time; prepare yourself Your first year of marriage is going to be hard  Never say “you always,” or “you never”  And then, of course, … Continue reading How to Keep your Husband Alive

Are you pregnant?

I am not pregnant. Just in case you were wondering. I thought I would let you know because I am asked… often. How often? Modestly: once a week. Let me repeat: I am not pregnant. I know I am a married woman, of a childbearing age, but I do not feel these facts should give … Continue reading Are you pregnant?

Dear Meghan Trainor

Dear Meghan Trainor, We, you and me, are all right. Go ahead; take a deep sigh of relief. I read a blog the other day, crediting you to a lot of things I don’t believe you’re responsible for (Taylor was right, haters are going to hate). In lieu of this, I thought you’d be happy … Continue reading Dear Meghan Trainor