I haven’t showered since Monday. Just thought you’d want to know so you can feel completely awesome about all you’ve accomplished this week. Any amount of personal grooming puts you ahead of me. It’s like my special present to you. No need to send a thank you note. You’re welcome, friend.
I have 26 chigger bites on my legs. They itch like a mother. Like the mother of a mother. I asked around to see … Continue Reading “Lowering the Bar: a Happy Schadenfreude Post”
I can’t ever decide whether the hardest part of coming home to my family is:
a) realizing my littles do just fine without their mama and don’t pine for me the way I pine for them,
b) finding the time to mow down the legions of renegade hairs who seized some serious ground in their ongoing and determined campaign for control of my face. (Sometimes I think there aren’t enough tweezers in all the … Continue Reading “The hardest part…”
Fiona is a stay-at-home mother, former high-school teacher and writer. She lives in the north-east of England with her husband Ben, sons Joshua and Daniel and cat Mandu.
Because Fiona is from the U.K., I read absolutely everything she writes in a Mary Poppins voice. You might at least try … Continue Reading “Rainy Days and Snapshots: a guest post by Fiona Merrick”
Today’s post on Women and Beauty in Faith and Culture comes from Melanie Springer Mock who, I can personally attest, is only gracious and lovely, even if you totally screw up and meet her 45 minutes late for coffee.
Melanie Springer Mock is a Professor of English at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. She is mother to two ten-year-old boys, stepmom to two adults, and grandma to one (though she is really too young for … Continue Reading “The God of Chia Pet Hair, And Other Thoughts on Beauty”