Memoirist and humorist Wade Rouse’s debut novel, The Charm Bracelet, is a tribute to his beloved grandmothers — as well as all our elders — whose stories and lessons helped shape us and make us the people we are. Rouse, a former EBWW faculty member, chose to write under his grandmother Viola Shipman’s name as a way to celebrate her and the bracelet that inspired the book. […]
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Lori Duff’s work has been compared (not by her mom) to Erma Bombeck and David Sedaris. In her two books, Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza and The Armadillo, the Pickaxe and the Laundry Basket, she writes about her “life in the burbs, a la Erma, only it is 2016 and I am a lawyer and my husband is the one who stays at home.” […]
When my charismatic, fun-loving friend from college invited me to be in her wedding, wild horses couldn’t have kept me away, despite the trip across the continent to get there. Years later, when I married, she brought her husband and kids to visit us. And thus began a series of cross-country trips, allowing us to maintain our friendship.
But toddlers turn to teens, and the pace of life quickens with each passing year, […]
I’m convinced children are born with superpowers.
They have super sonic hearing. You can open a candy bar wrapper while hiding in the bathroom with the shower on and they can hear it, come running and be banging on the door before your first bite.
They wear cloaks of invisibility. They can vanish into thin air at the sound of you pulling a full bag of trash out of the can.
They wander aimlessly through a house overflowing with toys, […]
We can all agree that when we think fitness, we think Mandelynn.
If you weren’t nodding your head while reading that sentence, trust me, you were in the minority. Like waaay small minority.
Don’t feel bad about yourself, but let’s try being more supportive next time. Especially if you want to be in my upcoming infomercial. I’m going to need you to work on enthusiasm and big hand/facial gestures (appropriate gestures, people!! I can’t believe I have to say that to you. […]