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Nanny Goats in Panties
A Humorous Take on Bullying

Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to...

Nanny Goats in Panties
A Humorous Take on Bullying

Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to...

renegade mothering
37 reasons I’m having trouble “embracing the moment”

37 reasons I’m having trouble “embracing the moment”

Sometimes I complain about motherhood. Shocking, I know. And every time I do, somebody somewhere somehow gives me the same sage advice: Enjoy it before it’s over. Live in the now. Soak it up. EMBRACE IT. And generally speaking, my urge is the same. I basically want to punch them in the face. Not because...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

#100HappyDays: The $10,000 tomato

18 ounces of tomato goodness, July 5, 2014."Honeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy, LOOK!" I exclaim, holding up a tomato the size of my head. (Well, almost.)Foisting the red orb at Mr. T, I continue to shout, "18 ounces!" which is a personal record.Weighing the fruit in...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: A lazy Fourth of July

#100HappyDays: A lazy Fourth of July

The best place to spend a 100-degree Fourth of JulyAmid the canon balls, Olympic-level dives and doggy paddles (literally, on that last one, my parents have labs), my Fourth of July featured some base treachery. I'm talking pushing-people-into-the-pool...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

One whiff of cinnamon pine cones and I am ready for Christmas! July 3, 2014When Mr. T said "You should save the trunk for storing something special," I think he missed the daggers in my glance.My Christmas decorations ARE special, dammit.He went on to ...

The Girl With Moxie
My Declaration of Independence: 2014 Edition

Ahh, Independence Day. Picnics, barbecues, fellowship, fireworks. And Moxie’s annual personal declaration of independence. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I have health insurance again. And though I’ve gotten my annual well woman exam through Planned Parenthood for the last 7+ … Continue reading

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renegade mothering
A letter to my newborn, while I’m still a damn near perfect mom

A letter to my newborn, while I’m still a damn near perfect mom

Dear Arlo, I was looking at you today and thinking about how right now, today, the day you turn 3 weeks old, I’m a damn near perfect mother to you. I think this is why I love, crave, the newborn stage. Maybe it’s just biology, evolution. But for me, personally, I think it’s more,...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Flowers in the Attic? No, boxes.

Jun 21, 2014
#100HappyDays: Flowers in the Attic? No, boxes.

Where we shall be putting boxes now, thanks to T's hard work. June 17, 2014As a tween, I developed a serious obsession for the writing of V.C. Andrews--of incesty, dark "Flowers in the Attic" fame. Now that T's been fortifying our attic space for stora...

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The Girl With Moxie
Now We Are Ten

(I totally mixed up my dates and thought the 10th anniversary was June 24, but it was June 14. So I’m cheating and dating this post for June 14, even though I wrote it on June 24. That’s because it’s … Continue reading

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