Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A Kind of Gross After Effect of Childbirth Nobody Really Talks About

When you have a kid, everybody warns you about certain physical changes that may occur. Droopy boobs. Stretch marks. Peeing when you cough or sneeze or laugh too hard. (Actually, they should make this part of high school sex ed. Show them photos of actual post-partum bellies and feet and veins, the way they showContinue reading “Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A Kind of Gross After Effect of Childbirth Nobody Really Talks About”

We Will Make Sure You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are

Everyone’s seen the new Dove ad, right? In it, women describe themselves to a police sketch artist, who draws them without seeing them. Then, other people who have actually met the women describe her to the artist. The sketches are notably different. In the ones where women have described themselves, they end up looking likeContinue reading “We Will Make Sure You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are”

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns: Literary Tastes Pick

I got some exciting news! I happened to glance at my phone and see that my trusty friend Sarah McCoy (author of THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER and all-around awesome lady) Tweeted  that THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS won the American Library Association’s Best Women’s Fiction award for 2013!  Every year, the Reference and User’s Association (RUSA)Continue reading “The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns: Literary Tastes Pick”

Fifty/Fifty Challenge 2012

I participated in the Fifty/Fifty Challenge for 2012. You’re supposed to watch 50 movies and read 50 books. I used Pinterest to keep track of it. I mostly forgot about it, though, until the end of the year, when I tried to remember all the books and movies I’d seen. Whoops! I looked at my pilesContinue reading “Fifty/Fifty Challenge 2012”

Butterfly Snack Packs

Because I’m overly ambitious, I made these snacks for our Girl Scout troop meeting the other day. Gotta have fuel for our feminist agenda! Or, to talk about friendship and stuff. I found these on Pinterest from a post on Juggling with Kids (a site I just got lost on ala Pinterest– so many greatContinue reading “Butterfly Snack Packs”