Next time you’re picking up toothpaste and a bar of soap, think of the story you could tell.

Sometimes I have a contest with myself about just how unsexy I can get my CVS shopping cart to look. This week was pretty good: Toothpaste, Lysol air freshener, (heavily discounted, already super cheap) shampoo & conditioner, a double-pack of Arm & Hammer deodorant and... Miralax. Believe it or not, I still felt compelled to … Continue reading Next time you’re picking up toothpaste and a bar of soap, think of the story you could tell.

If You Cause Perineal Trauma, Your First Word Better Be “Mama.”

I carried Luke for nine, long months, some of which were among the worst in my life. After 18 arduous hours of labor and another 3 hours of pushing, I delivered him via VBAC. For those of you not in the labor-and-delivery-know, this stands for "vaginal birth after cesarean," and it's a bit controversial in … Continue reading If You Cause Perineal Trauma, Your First Word Better Be “Mama.”

Never Mind the Marijuana; Pass the Wine

I think my job might be the death of me. Don't get me wrong. I love my job. And I REALLY love wine. But sometimes, I can't hang. I just returned from the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California. For all intents and purposes, this event is to connect people who work in … Continue reading Never Mind the Marijuana; Pass the Wine