I’m Being Stalked By A Tiny Sadist

My son has started speaking in full sentences and it's adorable and adorably terrifying. His very first sentence was, "Here you go, elephant." He said it the other day while leaning down to share some of his cracker with his stuffed animal chair. I swooned, grabbed the camera, and patted myself on the back for…

On Being An “Old” Mom

It’s one of those gray windy days. The leaves are falling and rustling as they make their way across our front yard and into the neighbor’s driveway. It’s the perfect weather for writing (or reading), cozied up with a sweater, a warm cup of something, and a comfortable chair. Or in my case, a floor-length…

How Bartending Prepared Me For Motherhood

A few years ago, I was stretched out on a lawn chair next to my sister’s pool when she plopped down next to me, yelled at her kids to stop getting water everywhere, and casually asked, “So are you guys going to have kids?” Already in my mid-thirties, I’d learned that this question was the…

Figuring it Out Post-Breakdown, Post-Therapy, Postpartum

I was listening to Armchair Expert the other morning while getting ready and at one point had to put down my mascara to replay a section nine-thousand times because I don’t think I’ve ever felt so seen. The episode covered racism, internalized misogyny, fear, politics, self-awareness, drugs, public masturbation, and comedy (it's really good, check…

Mamma M’s Movie Club: Best Witch And Vampire Movies to Watch on Halloween

Like many of you, halloween is one of my favorite holidays (if not my absolute favorite). I have so many fun memories dressing up with my mom (she used to dress up as Dolly Parton or Elvira), seeing friends and overdosing on candy, then getting older and passing out candy, and that one time passing…

Keep Off The Grass: In Loving Memory of my Grandpa G

Note: I wrote this a few days ago. On my desk, I have a photograph of my grandfather when he was young and stationed in Japan. He’s in his marines uniform somewhere on the U.S. base crouching on a grassy area next to a sign that says “keep off the grass.” He is handsome and…