Four generations-my first daughter, my mom, and her mom.

Mother’s Day

I started my Mother’s Day with a mother’s luxury: a shower by myself, complete with time to shave and use a homemade body scrub. I even blow dried my hair and straightened it afterward, and put on some lotion, and lemon juice to help lighten all the extra freckles I’ve been collecting driving Bug to…

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Lazy Housewives

Las Vegas summers are serious business. The cicadas know it. Every waking hour, from every tree, even as the sun sets, the cicada’s electric buzz is the summer’s background static. Well into the night, the cicadas hum, and hum and hum, because it’s so damn hot. It’s a special kind of insanity. By Jonathan Gleich…

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There’s Nothing Wrong With My Hair!

Ask me to describe my hair, and here’s what you get: red poofy frizzy wavy hard to manage Ask a random person on the street to describe it, and you’ll hear something like this: “Ohmygosh your hair is gorgeous!” “Is that your natural color?” “Oooh…shiny!” Once a guy back in high school whispered in my…

First Steps First

“Every mother is also the person she is.”   –Barbara Almond 1 “Who are you, and if you don’t know anymore, can you find yourself again?”   –Kathryn Sansone 2 BLW Photography Mommy’s potty time is sacred time. A few moments alone, singing toys and fussing children temporarily muted. Within ten seconds I’ll see tiny…

More Babies

In high school German, we once had a discussion on family size. Well, it was as much of a discussion as high schoolers in a high school German class can generally manage. Wie viel Kinder haben Sie? Everyone in the class either wanted two kids, or maybe four, or none. Except me and the one…