Sep 30, 2013  •  In Claire, Personal

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Exactly 3 years ago today (on September 30, 2010 at 9:25pm ET), our Claire Emmanuelle entered the world. Face scrunched and red, fists tightly clenched, and already lifting her head just a few minutes after birth, I knew right then and there that she would be a special one. Now, at 3(!) years old, Claire […]

Sep 20, 2013  •  In Beauty, Giveaways

Giveaway: Laura Mercier Flawless Face Classics Set

This week has been ROUGH. Motherhood’s been kicking my arse up and down and all around. I figured that I should post something, and who doesn’t love a giveaway? Up for grabs is another makeup set from Sephora. I received this 6-piece, limited edition set by trading in 500 points with the intention of using it […]

Sep 15, 2013  •  In Touching

The Ups and Down of Life

Oh my goodness. This is just…is someone chopping onions? View the animated GIF for the full affect. If you’re short on time, you can view it in comic strip form below that. You may also like: We All Have Superpowers [Comic] Artist’s Self-Portraits Chronicle His Descent into Alzheimer’s Save Nina Just in Time for Memorial Day: […]

Sep 12, 2013  •  In Aerin, Parenting, Personal

Aerin’s First Speech Therapy Session

I really, really liked our speech pathologist. She was gentle yet firm. She was kind and patient. And most importantly (at least to me), she understood that all kids are different, and that they learn in different ways and at different rates. Unlike the ladies who did our evaluations, our speech pathologist (let’s call her […]

Sep 11, 2013  •  In NYC, Personal


Today, we remember. Via StoryPeople. You may also like: New York Basketball Is Back Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath Anyone Else Going LINsane? Snowtober 2011

Sep 10, 2013  •  In Personal

3 Things That Make Me Feel Like an Asshole

One. Sometimes, it’s really, really tiring being three people’s favorite person. Oh noes! You’re so loved! Barf. I know. I need to get over myself. Two. I’m so sick of being my parents’ translator (I have been so since before I turned 10). Phone calls, meetings, letters…managing your own adult life can be tough in […]

Sep 9, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Video Games

Street Fighter Chronicles: What Happened After the Fights

What happened to Street Fighter characters après combat?  This series of illustrations gives you the sometimes sad, and other times inspiring scoop. “Blanka was overblown with joy after reuniting with his long lost mother. Seeing that she wasalways anxious and concerned for his well being, due to his street fighting life style, he decidedto make a few changes. With the […]

Sep 7, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Books, Science, Weird

Anatomical Illustrations of Mythological Creatures

Egads! Have you seen these illustrations by E.B. Hudspeth? They’re admirably researched, meticulously detailed, and creepily fascinating. You may also like: Website of the Day: Sad Animal Facts Illustrator Gives Western Fairy Tales a Korean Makeover How Do Computers Render Curves? [Video] The Baby-Sitters Club, 2014 Edition