Biblical smack talk with @JillianMichaels

It’s the type of thing you’d expect to snag at a church ladies’ swap – I mean, besides those near-threadbare yoga pants that you can totally still get some use out of and a coupla vintage glass jars that are just begging to be repurposed in some darling yet probably doomed Pinterest project. The awesomeContinue reading “Biblical smack talk with @JillianMichaels”

Blogspiration and the nudge-nag phenomenon

People blog for all sorts of reasons. Political, religious, financial; about sports, about entertainment, about how to cook beef bourguignon, or solve the Syrian refugee crisis, or upcycle a thrift store-salvaged dresser into a shabby chic armoire. IMHO, the ultimate motivation underlying all these reasons for blogging is rooted in a universal human presupposition. WeContinue reading “Blogspiration and the nudge-nag phenomenon”

Swan song for the little season

As the leaves are shifting colors and the millenials are rushing to grab their long-awaited pumpkin spice lattes, I’m passing into a new season that’s eliciting emotions as variegated as the shades of fall. I’m now a school mom. My kids are going to school. One in kindergarten, one in preschool, which means that forContinue reading “Swan song for the little season”

How my blog was almost called ‘My A Cup Runneth Over’

Lemme tell you about this brilliant intro I wrote for the post that I had planned to publish when rolling out my new blog name. It was distinctively captivating, inspired and innovative, bursting with terrible puns suggestive of Top Chef writers with Tourette’s. I had planned to publish Heart to Pen: The inside story, butContinue reading “How my blog was almost called ‘My A Cup Runneth Over’”

20 questions to ask a friend facing infertility

Have you ever asked a dumb question? If you answered no, congratulations! You are the smartest person ever – and a big, fat liar. Posing ignorant inquiries isn’t a practice limited to those whose names end in Kardashian. We all have asked someone a question that was irrational, tactless, ill-advised, or utterly asinine. Circumstances thatContinue reading “20 questions to ask a friend facing infertility”