What’s Caught My Attention

In this week’s episode, the ladies talk about their recent media consumption. This makes me happy, because it means I get to tell you all the things I’ve been watching and reading and enjoying. Books Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein: Leigh learns that...

Reba’s Bullet Journal

I discovered bullet journaling last year, thanks to Alyson and other friends. I started with cheap lined notebooks I’d bought on clearance at Barnes and Noble, then moved up to a Moleskine book, and now am using a hard back Leuchterm1917 gridded notebook, in...

Working Retail & Emotional Labor

One of the worst parts of working retail was knowing that I was absolutely required to be nice to everyone. Everyone. Even the assholes. ESPECIALLY the assholes, because they were the ones who complained. I worked in a fabric & crafts store for two or three...

Respect My No

The following is a text conversation I had the other night, showing why it’s important to respect my no. For context, I was with my kids at their house since their father was gone, and my daughter was working on a cooking project for one of her classes. This...

Not-So-Great Expectations

I spend a lot of time thinking about relationships, and I mean a LOT. I always feel the need to preface these posts in that way, for some reason. Because when it comes down to it, I’m just some random person on the internet. Why should you listen to anything I...