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Postpartum Virgin Mary Has Questions

Postpartum Virgin Mary Has Questions

12.23.2014
Anyone know if water-walking is normal at 13 days? #NoReasonJustAsking. The Angel Gabriel from heaven came, and neglected to mention anything...
Why Parents Are Cranky at Christmas

Why Parents Are Cranky at Christmas

12.23.2014
On Santa Day, I have these visions of amazing photos and crafts and great food and sitting by the outdoor fire pit and seeing the reindeer...
No Hablo Espanol: That Time I Tried to Buy a Pinata

No Hablo Espanol: That Time I Tried to Buy a Pinata

12.22.2014
In high school I took three years of Spanish. I got good grades in my Español classes and that may or may not have anything to do with...
O Christmas Pan!

O Christmas Pan!

12.22.2014
I met my husband in November 1989. By Christmas we were pretty much living together. We weren't kids - he was in his forties and I was...
Alright, I Have Bad Taste

Alright, I Have Bad Taste

12.22.2014
It's practically 2015, and we mustn't forget the Tiffany Pollards and Brooklyns of the world. It was the perfectly highlighted and coiffed...
20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

12.22.2014
I thought it was gross when a boy left his candy cane stuck in my beard, but my definition of gross has been redefined by this new kid...
'Twas the Default Magic Maker

'Twas the Default Magic Maker

12.22.2014
'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house, stuff was getting done, but not by a mouse. The stockings were hung, by the...
Holiday Gift Guide: Don't Give Anyone a Scale!

Holiday Gift Guide: Don't Give Anyone a Scale!

12.22.2014
They look at you, these women, as you unwrap what they've given because they know your actual reaction will be evident in your facial expression...
Librarians! What Are We Hiding?

Librarians! What Are We Hiding?

12.22.2014
Are librarians still relevant? Useful? What does being a 21st century librarian mean, really? Who exactly are we? And how does the world...

The Tale of the Tape

12.22.2014
At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might...
How To Be A Jewish Boomer And Still Celebrate Christmas

How To Be A Jewish Boomer And Still Celebrate Christmas

12.22.2014
Jews throughout history have devised clever ways to horn in on the Christmas holiday. They have created their own traditions that usually...

Santa's Been Hacked. Will Christmas Survive?

12.22.2014
Santa huddled with his legal team, the elves and Mrs. Claus wondering whether to bow to the group's demands. Cancel Christmas? Sure, the...
You Can't Say That

You Can't Say That

12.20.2014
It started with "moist." At first, it wasn't so much the word itself, but the way it combined with other words to make them seem... inappropriate. I...
The Distressing Dream About Christmas Day I Keep Having

The Distressing Dream About Christmas Day I Keep Having

12.20.2014
Do you remember when you were 5 years old and you thought Christmas only came once in a lifetime, because it took so long to come again?...