We Aim to Please

I am a mother of four boys. And I have a husband. I really like boys. They’re honest, scientific, obvious, succinct, and often more fun. Still; I hadn’t realized, when the pregnancies kept turning out to be male, how much the smell of urine would come to dominate my bathrooms.

Cognitive Creation

“What?!” Dr. Baerkaler cleared his throat professionally. “I said,” he repeated slowly, “That is a common side effect when you’ve lost some parts of your brain.” I felt dizzy, and tired. I felt like I’d just given birth, for Pete’s sake. The doctor wasn’t making much sense. I’d lost some parts of my brain? I … More Cognitive Creation

Parks and Procreation

I live in Utah, the land of a ton of children. Public parks are a great place to witness this. Actually, anywhere that advertises “free” and “children” (though, not “free children”) is guaranteed to be crawling. What can I say? Having children is expensive and drains any creative energy one may have exhibited during babysitting … More Parks and Procreation