Seasonal Affective Disorder (Toddler-Style)

I feel pretty confident that most of you have at least heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  (Just in case, the Mayo Clinic defines it as follows:  Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.)  I don’t personally suffer from SAD (unless you count my burning rage for temperatures over(…)

Stereotypical Angry Female: Being a Woman Sometimes Pisses Me Off

I feel that first I must confess that I have been trying like mad NOT to write this post.*  It’s part of the reason I haven’t written in 2+ weeks.  Every time I think about blogging, I think about this post, and then I try to think of something else to write about–something that’s not(…)

Girl Talk: On Mothering Girls and My Own Linguistics

This idea has been kicking around in my head for a while (keeping company with “why must everyone on the internet have an opinion about everything?” and “do we have enough cat food to get through the week?”), and it’s been a while since I clambered atop my soap box, so I thought I’d give(…)

Six Years and Counting

Dear Maddie, Congrats, darling!  It’s your sixth birthday, and while I know your festivities have been a little spread out this year, and your sister being sick has sort of complicated the focus of your day, I do want you to know that we’re really excited to able to celebrate, in however limited a fashion,(…)