Category: The Girl

Edge of Sixteen

I don’t claim to be a master in the kitchen. (A master chef, if you will). I can hold my own, and I make a mean béchamel sauce. Mostly, though, my positive culinary experiences are due to the result of good timing, a good sense of humor, and good adaptability…

I Bet Norman Bates Didn’t Have To Take Tri-Sci

We all laughed when Emily took the “What career am I best suited for?” test at school and her results told her she’d make a fine upholsterer or taxidermist. “Pollster?” I said, almost mildly hopeful. “No Mama, you know, someone who covers couches.” “Dream big, my love. Dream big!” Not…

Progress

This morning Emily had a 10:30 start at school. This meant that she got to sleep in. At 10am I walked past her room and though, hmmm, it’s weird that I haven’t seen her. Usually in the mornings she’s in my closet searching for clothes and in my kitchen searching…

14 Years, 11 months, 20-Something Days

At 12:30pm on Sunday night I got a text from her: Can you please come and pick me up? I know I told you that you only had to pick me up from the movie and take me to my friend’s house, but now I realize that I don’t have any…

May Your Past Be The Sound Of Your Feet Upon The Ground

Let’s go ahead and dust off this here space here, shall we? I have itchy fingers and have been having a very hard time getting this space to work for me. It’s borked and broken, has been for months and months. Luckily, I have a very lovely ex-coworker who shares…

#GetHomeFaster {Sponsored}

Here’s the thing about being a working mom. (Or being a mom of any kind. Or being a person of any kind) Hours, minutes, seconds are extremely important. I try to spend as few minutes of my day getting to and from places because frankly I’d rather spend those minutes…

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