Things I’ve Learned (So Far) from Working at Home

Cats are just as annoying (if not more so) as human coworkers. There’s still drama, but instead of finding out that so and so slept with so and so from accounting, there’s cleaning up the hairballs, keeping them from tearing down the blinds and constantly breaking up cat fights. Also, your coworkers in an office (usually? hopefully?) … More Things I’ve Learned (So Far) from Working at Home

8 Things You Didn’t Know about the Cast of PARKS AND RECREATION

After six years, everyone’s favorite local government employees from Pawnee, Indiana, will be saying farewell in their seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, beginning tonight. The final season will consist of 13 episodes on NBC. Yet, after watching these characters for so many years, there may still be some facts even the most … More 8 Things You Didn’t Know about the Cast of PARKS AND RECREATION

Fear

Lately, I’ve been terrified to write anything in here. And it sucks, because I used to love writing in this space so much. When I really kept up with this blog, I wasn’t afraid of what I posted, because it really didn’t matter. I didn’t really worry about what anyone thought. Then, the last four … More Fear

Douglas Brake’s organic fall into children’s music

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

Ruckus Book Review: Confessions of a Scary Mommy – Jill Smokler

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