It was really late at night, and I woke up in my Little Mermaid sleeping bag on the floor of my cousin Tommy’s bedroom screaming and crying for my mom. But my mom was at the hospital delivering my baby brother. I was 5, and I remember it all very clearly. Something didn’t feel right, … More Romper Article: Am I Reliving My Mother’s Trauma Through My Pregnancy?
What better day to dust off the old blog and write a post than a rainy January afternoon? So much is happening that is new, different, exciting, and making me so unbelievably happy that I’m almost afraid to express joy about it since, given my track record, when I do, something bad happens. This could … More It’s Been A While.
I seem to always want to blog more when it gets colder, a chill in the air. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the temperature, the leaves, the activities and the way it makes me feel introspective and most like myself. It’s a time for tea, journaling, and curling up with a blanket and a good book. … More Thankful Trees and Other Things
Originally published here for Ruckus Magazine. Douglas Brake of Douglas Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band didn’t just wake up one day and say, “Hey, I should write and play kid music.” It happened organically, late one night while Brake was trying to get his then-1-year-old son to fall asleep. “I ran out of songs … More Douglas Brake’s organic fall into children’s music
Originally published in Ruckus Magazine. When Jill Smokler found out she was pregnant, she had a “hysteria inducing, this-cannot-be-happening-to-me, why-did-I-not-triple-up-on-the-birth-control shock that rocked [her] selfish, skinny life to the very core.” Her life consisted of working, shopping, eating out with her husband, drinking with friends and shopping some more. Surprisingly, once her first child was … More Ruckus Book Review: Confessions of a Scary Mommy – Jill Smokler