“Because for some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and … More A quote on books: Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird
This: And this: The only things that could possibly make it any better is if I could find myself a beautiful field and an epic hat–and perhaps some scones and tea. Major burnout is occurring. Need weekend. Now.
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
I am feeling pretty cozy and relaxed today, with the cold and cloudy weather outside and the glow of the lamps warming the apartment, making the browns in the floor and cabinets reflect a warm caramel color. You can almost smell it— well, it’s probably because I can smell the salted caramel air fresheners we … More The comforts of home