Freelance writer. Devoted to both coffee & my children. I write a lot about parenthood, motherhood, secular homeschooling & food. Gen Xer. ISTJ. She/her.
Why Is My Cat Biting Me?
While biting can seem like a pointless behavior, your cat is trying to communicate with you.
The Newborn Circumcision Decision
Prior to our first son being born, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl. We skipped the gender reveal party and wanted to be surprised. Early in my pregnancy, our nurse midwife encouraged us to discuss circumcision. Our decision would be key in selecting a pediatrician, as some doctors at the hospital performed the procedure, while others refused.
10 Truths About Male Infertility
Male infertility wasn’t exactly on my radar when I heard about Jon Waldman’s book, Swimming Aimlessly: One Man’s Journey Through Infertility and What We Can All Learn From It.
5 Foolproof Hacks to Get Your Kids Out of Bed in the Morning
Do you dread weekday mornings? Does it take a crowbar to get your kids out of bed? And are you looking for advice beyond, “Put them to bed earlier”? Well, have a seat at the breakfast bar, my friend. Because I’ve got five foolproof hacks that will make your mornings a little easier.
The Scoop on Major Biden, America's 'First Dog'
Major Biden is the world's most famous dog right now. He and his older brother Champ currently hold the title of DOTUS (Dog of the United States). The two dogs are living the high life in the Oval Office.
Will 'Sports Illustrated' Feature a Swimsuit Model with Down Syndrome?
Mikayla Holmgren, a young woman from Minnesota, has announced that she sent her audition tape to Sports Illustrated magazine. She hopes to be chosen for the magazine’s next Swimsuit Issue.
A Crowd-Sourced Gen X Playlist
Every generation is influenced by music, and Gen X is no exception. I'm a proud member of the so-called Slacker Generation. We were born between roughly 1965 and 1980. And musically, so much happened on our watch.
What If You Were Buried While Still Alive?
Thanks to a terrifying “Days of Our Lives” plotline, 1993 was the summer of taphophobia: the fear of being buried alive.