One of my favorite things about the digital world is an animated GIF. I love how we can express our emotions with a brief animated visual, usually with a pop culture wink. Animated GIFs with captioning have been around for ages, but lately, a different kind of meme has been showing up. This is a … Continue reading How To Add Text to Animated GIFs and Meme It Up
Yesterday W and I decided to drive into the city to pick up Lolly from an evening meeting. Usually, my mother takes the train home and when she has this meeting twice a month she gets in really late. W and I drove into Philly, found a parking spot, and then sat in the car, … Continue reading invisible
Recently I wrote about supporting a friend through sickness, but different kinds of diseases call for different kinds of support. One of the easiest and most helpful things you can do to support someone with HIV is to help destigmatize it. Knowing the facts about infection, treatment, and health are simple ways to remove the … Continue reading How Can You Help Support Someone With HIV?
Earlier this week, without any fanfare or cake, this quiet little blog turned eleven. I very much appreciate the character of Eleven on the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things. Eleven is a survivor. She is loyal. She is fragile, and yet SO powerful. She is searching for her stability. I get it. Much has changed … Continue reading eleven and being strange
How do we support a friend who is sick? As soon as a friend tells us they don't feel well or are having a hard time, we gush to them, "what can we doooooo?" We drop the ball in their court and wait for it to be served back over the net. Of COURSE we … Continue reading Have a Friend Who is Sick? Read This NOW.
I'm going to start by giving myself a gold star. Yes. Right out of the gate. I took care of myself this Summer. And taking care of myself wasn't easy and it wasn't fun and it wasn't always successful every single day. But I went down into the cave of self-preservation, I protected myself, and … Continue reading How I Spent My Summer Depression
The modern way of thinking suggests women who are moms shouldn't hang their entire selves on our motherhood identity. Parenting isn't everything special about us. I get this and yet I struggle with identity often. I define myself largely on what I do. When I was in theatre school I was an actress. When I worked in Hollywood … Continue reading Motherhood identity
Not to say I am an expert on it, but I have now been 40 for EXACTLY 6 months. That's right, today is my half birthday. And yes I am absolutely one of those people who celebrate their half birthday. Of course the word "celebrate" is very much in air quotes. I say it with a … Continue reading Thoughts on being 40 (a half birthday post)
If I squint, if I turn a corner a little too swiftly, I can almost see it. Just a glimpse of what almost was, what might have been. I can imagine the family portrait, how different we would all be. How changed. It all was going to be so different. In another version of my … Continue reading loss and sadness in June
The only thing better than getting to go to Hersheypark with my family is getting to give away 4 tickets to another family! Pretty sweet, right? One of the things I loved about going to Hersheypark was how great they were for all kinds of families. The park was a perfect fit for my multi-generational … Continue reading Find Out How to Win 4 Hersheypark Tickets