Archives for May 2013

Adventures in Parenting: The Birthday Party

I know, I said I was going to post blogs on Tues-Friday, but this was an emergency post. If you’re a parent, at some point in time you will be faced with the dreaded task of throwing a birthday party. What to do? I’ve been to a few now, and based off the successful ones that we had, here’s what I’ve learned: Speed is important. Kids (especially kids experiencing a sugar high) are impatient and have certain expectations about what happens at birthday parties. So keep the party moving at a snappy pace. I like parties with bounce houses and…

Halloween costumes, Assemble.

I know. You’re thinking (especially if you watched yesterday’s Vlog) that I’ve lost my mind. Shortly after Halloween, the Little Kidlet and the Oldest Kidlet announced that this year they wanted to go as Boba Fett (LK) and a Stormtrooper (OK). Considering it’s my year to make costumes, I was already looking forward to the challenge of using craft foam to sculpt some armor for them. But I prepared myself for them to inevitably pick something else. On Wednesday, I was in the middle of putting makeup on when the Little Kidlet burst into my room. “Iron Man, Mommy! For…

[The Vlog] Panic Attacks and Other Weirdness

This week’s Vlog. Talking about panic attacks, posting schedules and jackets! Also, there was a strange outtake that I turned into a GIF. Over on Tumblr, I’m running a contest (sort of) for who can come up with why I’m reacting the way I am. You have until Wed, May 8, at 9pm Eastern.

Blood and Iron.

I’ve been working on a much longer blog post, one that I want to get just right. And I’ve been writing. Lots of fiction, which tends to mean I don’t get as many ideas for this blog. So instead, you get this, an update on my health. My iron is up, though not in normal range yet. I’m still on liquid iron for the foreseeable future, but I’ve become much better at getting the straw further down in my mouth so that I don’t wind up tasting it. Liquid iron tastes like sucking on rusty nails with some dirt taste…