• The Anthropologie Catalog: America’s Only Legal Hallucinogen »

    When my Anthropologie catalog arrives in the mail, it’s a true cause for celebration- I can thumb through its pages and blissfully lose myself in a mind-blowing alternate reality that…

  • 15 Reasons Why I’m Not Dressed Yet »

    One of the best things about working from home is that I don’t have to get dressed for the office anymore. In fact, I like to start working the moment…

  • Six Degrees of Perspiration »

    The children were asleep in their beds, an empty bottle of cheap champagne lay on its side, and the credits from Mad Men played on the television screen. These were…

  • Don’t Smoke Around My Kid »

    I live in Tennessee where, despite laws limiting smoking in public places, plenty of people still do it. Hey, if you want to destroy your lungs, go for it. It’s…

  • An Unexpected Decision »

    The end of the school year is nigh, and in addition to the usual frantic summer scheduling for the kids that fills up much of my spare time in April…

  • Now You Are Seven »

    Dear Bruiser, This time last year, you were still my adventurous little kindergartner with a mouth full of baby teeth. What a difference a year makes. Between then and now,…

  • If Your House Were a Pottery Barn House »

    I’ll be the first to admit that I love seeing the Pottery Barn catalog in the mail. I can totally lose myself in its pristine, people-free pages, and dream of…

  • An Open Letter to Parents About Youth Recreational Sports »

    As a parent, I’ve stood on the sidelines of recreational sports leagues for 12 years now, and I’m convinced that we as a nation have completely lost sight of what…

  • Checking Out »

    “Hello ma’am,” the lady at the register said as I placed a pair of girls tights down on the counter. “Are you ready to check out?” “I am,” I said…

  • Thank You, Gail »

    In 2006, I started writing a newspaper column based on this blog for the Nashville Scene, my local alt-weekly newspaper. The reaction was mixed… I wrote a tongue-in-cheek, often snarky…

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One of the best things about working from home is that I don’t have to get dressed for the office anymore. In fact, I like to start working the moment…

Six Degrees of Perspiration
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Six Degrees of Perspiration

The children were asleep in their beds, an empty bottle of cheap champagne lay on its side, and the credits from Mad Men played on the television screen. These were…

Don’t Smoke Around My Kid
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Don’t Smoke Around My Kid

I live in Tennessee where, despite laws limiting smoking in public places, plenty of people still do it. Hey, if you want to destroy your lungs, go for it. It’s…

An Unexpected Decision
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An Unexpected Decision

The end of the school year is nigh, and in addition to the usual frantic summer scheduling for the kids that fills up much of my spare time in April…

Now You Are Seven
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Now You Are Seven

Dear Bruiser, This time last year, you were still my adventurous little kindergartner with a mouth full of baby teeth. What a difference a year makes. Between then and now,…