This week’s guest blogger is Jody Robbins. Jody is a Calgary-based freelance writer and mother to three children (one husband, one dog, one daughter). Whether it’s luggage, time, or just life, she tends to cram as much as possible into small compartments. Follow her adventures on Twitter or on her blog, Travels with Baggage. Just You Wait…. There’s a little tradition that goes on in our house every night after dinner. One parent has the glamorous job of doing dinner clean up, the other takes eight-year-old Eve upstairs to get ready for bed. And you know how this all pans out, don’t you? […]
I get asked several times a week to review and promote things on my blog, especially books and enlargements of certain body parts. I almost always say no (a.k.a. delete the email without replying), mostly because our house already has 6000 books in it and because my body parts are large enough. Still, every now and then I say yes: …when I think a book is going to be funny: …when a close family member or friend has written a book: …when the premise intrigues me: When I heard about Glennon Doyle Melton’s memoir, Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life […]
I am thrilled to have Jenny Fiore guest posting today. Jenny is a freelance writer in Wisconsin and narrowly survived two colicky babies. She loves choreographed Kung Fu sequences, Oliver Sacks, primitive camping, and wine. She currently blogs at TheMomplex.net. Her first book, After Birth: Unconventional Writings from the Mommylands (Possibilities Publishing), will be released in March 2013. A Lesson in Country Circumcision Our home is basically a mullet: business in the front, party in the back. The front faces a manicured suburban avenue of empty-nesters endlessly mowing and hedge-trimming. Our backyard spills into a vast expanse of corn and soy crops belonging […]
A couple of months ago, I asked the Ironic Mom Facebook community what the worst gifts were that they’d ever received. Given that Valentine’s Day is next week, I’m going to declare these the 20 worst gifts you could give your beloved on February 14th. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Which gifts do you think are the worst? What is the worst gift you’ve ever received (or given)?