Take This Job and Shove It

Sometimes, being a mother sucks. I could list the different ways in which it sucks. I could give you bullet points which highlight varying degrees of suckiness, but one of the things that sucks the most about being a mother is that if I do that, I am bound to get passive-aggressively well-meant comments like…

The Many Moods of Corona

I’m no stranger to mood swings. I’ve got 18 months of pregnancy hormonal mood swings under my belt, plus decades of PMS, plus menopause. And I’m married to a Gemini. I thought I had this shit down. But honestly, the speed at which I am cycling through Corona moods is giving me whiplash. Any given…

It Took a Virus to Remind Us

I am not a natural optimist. Realist bordering on pessimist perhaps, glass half empty–but because I drank it. But definitely not an optimist. There is no sunshine in my Suzy. There is no Anna in my Polly. On the other hand, there’s no rain on my parade either. But there are definitely clouds. Sometimes wind….

Do Whatever the F**k You Need To Do

These are uncharted waters. A lot of us are hanging on by our increasingly bitten nails, preparing for the worst while simultaneously praying for the best. No matter what that may feel like to us individually, there’s no one right way to do that.  If your kids are home and wearing the same pair of underpants…