Seriously, you can’t beat this. It was around 1:30am on Sunday night and I was curled up with my laptop on the living room couch writing this post about New Year’s resolutions. I got a low battery warning on my laptop, so I went down to the basement office to get the power cord. I … [Read more…]
I’ve got it down now. I crack the egg into the small stainless steel frying pan that’s been warming up over low heat. It takes a bit longer to cook this way but it makes for a superior over-easy egg. There’s nobody else here so I have the time. Funny how after shunning breakfast for … [Read more…]
1. Why not become a blogger, right? Why not?! I have stories to tell. I have opinions. I have important things to tell the world. I know I’m not going to become the next Dooce or anything (but maybe I’ll be the next Amalah?). This is going to be good. I’ll start with a 2500-word … [Read more…]
Man, do I have some funny stories. Real zingers, I tell you. But I think I have to keep these to myself. There is no better fodder for a parenting blog than the exploits of babies and toddlers. (Except of course for public breastfeeding scandal. That’ll drive your numbers up better than any laundry detergent … [Read more…]
So when I started seeing initiatives that encourage bloggers to use their corporate and social networking connections to pay their good fortune forward I thought, good. I mean, after the recent scourge of name calling and finger pointing that has been dominating mommy-blogging circles in the lead up to and the wake of the new FTC regulations (the assumption that we are all corporate whores, essentially, willing to give it up for free crap), this is a breath of fresh air.
Reflecting on the phenomenon that is Michael Jackson, one can’t help but wonder, why? Why and how? How did he become such a twisted person?
And maybe it’s just because I’m a mother, but I think it’s safe to assign a good share of the blame to his childhood.
Lest my readers mistake my fast and flippant tone for serious criticism, I think it may be time to lay forth some basic Playground principles. One is that this is not a blog about how to parent well or properly. I don’t pretend the circumstances of my life have somehow landed me at the pinnacle … [Read more…]
The hardest thing about breaking a months-long blogging hiatus is finding the time and energy to write the all-encompassing, profound post that will leave your readers in both tears and gales of laughter and praising your blogging muse. The kind of post that will instantly make up for the weeks of nothingness and leave instead … [Read more…]
It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted and I want to apologize to both my devoted readers for the delay. I’ve been busy and haven’t had the time to draft well-thought out opinions on black-focused schools or Bisphenol-A. I’ve been inspired tonight, though, by Kanye West. What most of us would do in silent … [Read more…]