The Alpha Blonde


Mollie’s Valley Children’s Hospital Story- Part One: Not too-many-hot dogs

It was the second to the last Monday before school was out, and Mollie was dressed and ready to go, perched on the arm of the sofa in the exact way we’ve told her not […]

Sep, 04

The weight of grieving

I’m down another 1.2 lbs, which is an even 15 in the last 6 weeks. It also ushers me out of baby-weight completely and puts me squarely in the middle of the range of pounds […]

Jan, 25

That tastes familiar

This winter I’ve been home enough to really cook and bake. In addition to trying new things (I just started using my Weight Watchers app to search recipes and found some killer shepherd’s pie and […]

Jan, 16

The first month

The first month slips by in such a strange way. So much time is spent just like this, pinned down in place by someone who doesn’t even weigh 8lbs. I know I’ve experienced a first-month […]

Oct, 26

The “S” Word

I’m going to preface this by saying I’m going to be getting pretty selfish by the time I reach the end of whatever I’m writing right now. Lots of scary things have happened in the […]

Jun, 14

ER Day

Today has been spent watching the love of my life undergo a billion tests, receive an inordinate amount of morphine, and moan, whimper and cry out in pain. It has been one of the hardest […]

Jun, 11

How to ask a woman if she is pregnant.

Don’t. Don’t act cute and say “hmm” when a woman of childbearing age says she was up all night vomiting. Don’t try to pre-empt a big announcement. Don’t assume she’s a knucklehead with no knowledge […]

Feb, 24


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