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“What’s it like being a parent?” or “How’s it going (with the concerned look and the somewhat pitying tone)?” Mind you, I haven’t been doing this parenting thing very long but I do get this question a lot, not sure why, maybe because many of my peers have little intention of slowing their life stride … Continue reading

Heading Towards the Light

As a new mom I get asked “How’s Mommyhood?” or “How are you doing it?” I’m gonna break it down for y’all. 1) I choose art over housework. 2) I choose my family over other people and the opportunity to hang out with Ashton Kutcher. 3) I choose my child over art. 4) I choose … Continue reading


I’m losing my hair. And I don’t mean the occasional wayward strands.  I’m talking about dramatic and disconcerting fistfuls: in the shower, while brushing, it appears everywhere.   It’s gotten so bad that everyone in my house is finding wig-like dust bunnies. Apparently this is normal and to be expected in the 3-6 months after … Continue reading

Motherhood thus far…

this post brought to you by One-handed Typing while nursing/ Racing to finish during a nap… My son is two weeks old and already he’s changed so much.  He emerged a bizarre swollen creature of seemingly skin and bones and smushed pin-head and is plumping up into the ideal newborn.  In my sleep-deprived state, I’ve … Continue reading

Waiting for Birth Day

Dearest Baby, Mommy is in week 39 of her pregnancy and is waiting for your imminent arrival. (She is becoming increasingly agro by the minute.) She was told by the doctor that you could come at any moment, or not, as you have been illustrating, but she’s passed through a lot of the early stages … Continue reading

Forums and Shakespeare, Debates, OH MY!

It’s been quite the exciting few weeks:  The presidential debates… I… I…I don’t even know where to start… just… please vote ok?  People around the world (and here in the US in the very recent past) have been fighting for the right/ privilege to vote. “Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them” just opened on … Continue reading

Craigslist Confession

I’ve been trolling Craigslist like a freak. Everyone says that some serious nesting instincts kick in in your third trimester. Yes. Affirmative. However, this mama has a little cash flow problem… no biggie, just a residual effect of the artist’s life, so what to do about satisfying the need to get ready for baby when … Continue reading