We’ve been in mourning this week. On Thursday, we said goodbye to Shiva, our blue heeler who had been with me or my ex-husband or someone in my family for […]
In the quilting world, they are called UFOs. Unfinished objects. Any sewer worth their seam ripper has a whole stash of them. Projects they’ve started with a rush of creative […]
I’m always amazed when people are surprised that my sons wear fingernail polish. Their dad is a rock-and-roll guy with earrings and eyeliner. We live in Austin. Their mom is […]
I feel very much like a millennial, and this surprises people. It came up at the eye doctor’s the other day. “You’re not a millennial. You don’t seem entitled and […]
Just when I thought my Sweden story was coming to an end, a new chapter began. A few weeks before Christmas, I received an email from a man named Ronney. […]
Hedgehogs are apparently all over Gotland, and I didn’t see a one. Mainland Sweden has hedgehogs too, but so does this island 60 miles offshore. Four months ago, my sister […]
In 1892, my great great grandmother got on a boat. She was 37 years old and living on an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea with her two […]
Troy died 10 years ago today.
If you’ve known me for any length of time for the past 15 years, that name has come up.
Troy was my best friend. Like, that best friend at the top of the best friend pile who is secretly your favorite.
Magazines have always been something I treasured. I read them as a kid, but it wasn’t until journalism school that I really fell hard for them. The edgy design and […]
That baby that changed everything turned 8 recently. I guess all babies change everything, but this one. This Julian. This kid, my squirrely ray of sunshine that loves Minecraft, Pokeman, […]
When I come home to visit Mom and Dad, I sleep under an old fern and a really old quilt. Bigger than a dog, smaller than a car, the fern […]
Hi, friends. I think I’m ready to be back in the kitchen. Earlier this year, Ian and I separated and then divorced. We are co-parenting with kindness and love, and […]
We’re entering a new season here at the Feminist Kitchen. It’s been almost four years since I started this blog as an outlet for ideas that didn’t have any other […]
I just finished the 76th and final episode of “Friday Night Lights.” I was late to the FNL game, even though I’d heard people rave about the soundtrack, because I […]
See that cute little tomboy in the lower right hand of that photo? That’s me in fourth grade. Playing team sports year-round and growing more aware by the day of […]
Today is my grandmother’s birthday. She’ll likely be celebrating the day quietly with my parents in Aurora, the Missouri town in which she has lived for more than 60 of […]
Keeping track of who has an eye on the kids is one of the hardest, most under-appreciated aspects of parenting. If you’re at a social gathering, it’s so easy to […]
In place of blogging these past few weeks, I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of work (we’re getting ready to launch a magazine and South by Southwest starts next […]
This 25 minutes or less post is my latest attempt to continue to blog in my increasingly crazy life. It’s not exactly original content, but hopefully you’ll enjoy my mom’s […]
Julian recently got the newest edition of Guess Who?, a favorite game of my own childhood. It’s always interesting to see how such games evolve. Most of the time, like […]