Souper Tuesday: Ten Things on My Table This Thanksgiving

Souper Tuesday: Ten Things on My Table This Thanksgiving

Hands down, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What’s not to love about a day that revolves around gratitude, relaxation and food? It surprises some people that Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday, since I haven’t eaten turkey in 14 years….

Pigpen's Ghost

Pigpen’s Ghost

If you’re anything like me, today you’re downing your 4th cup of coffee, looking out the window at the soggy spiderwebs sagging in your trees and breathing a sigh of relief that Halloween is over. Halloween 2013. Featuring Noah as…

"Worse than the Holocaust": decorating, home-making and other things that are never as bad as I expect

“Worse than the Holocaust”: decorating, home-making and other things that are never as bad as I expect

So, last week I was agonizing over first-world problems like not being able to find rugs for our new house and sucking at holiday things. Now, look. I get that these things are trivial. And don’t worry: when I get too dramatic, Pat is quick…

Holidays make me feel like crap (and other confessions)

Holidays make me feel like crap (and other confessions)

Holidays make me feel like crap. I should restate this. Because, to paraphrase a popular quote, no one can make you feel like crap without your consent. So: I make myself feel like crap when it comes to holidays. I…

Labor Day

Labor Day

On Labor Day, the unofficial last day of summer, Noah learned how to swim. The moment was as poignant as it was proud, as he could have drowned at our neighborhood’s summer kick-off event less than three months before. The…