It’s a Struggle to Love This America

I wasn’t planning on posting this week – forgive any spelling errors as I am on my phone – because I’m on vacation and for once had this crazy idea that I would actually take a vacation and not attempt productivity. Not to mention that I don’t actually have a paying job so… While IContinue reading “It’s a Struggle to Love This America”

Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered

There’s currently painter’s tape circling my downstairs as a makeshift parade route. Solo cups stacked like castles in my dining room. Barbies and cars and trucks and legos and Easter eggs (long story) strewn about the house planning a coordinated campaign on unsuspecting adult feet (how do children ALWAYS avoid stepping on them?!). My houseContinue reading “Stop Trying to Control Chaos and Other Things I Haven’t Mastered”

I Have No Plan

Does anyone else feel like they are performing “having their shit together” for others? There’s this interesting compulsion when you are no longer working to present a clear path forward, no matter your financial situation (Or maybe this is just a type-A, first-born Capricorn thing that I should explore in therapy). Since parting ways withContinue reading “I Have No Plan”

Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic

(This article was originally published on another site on my 7 year soberversary. It was difficult to reexamine this piece given the context of when I wrote the first version and where I thought I may be now. But it was important for me that this lived somewhere else. Somewhere that I owned. I’ve madeContinue reading “Hi, My Name’s Meredith and I’m an Alcoholic”

Mrs. Potato Head is an Assassin

Memory can be a fickle thing, but there are a few things I know for certain: I definitely slayed as that weird 9-year-old singing Sheryl Crow at her school’s talent show. The Sox trading Nomar Garciaparra was the most painful moment of my life. Mrs. Potato Head tried to murder me at 3.5 years ofContinue reading “Mrs. Potato Head is an Assassin”

Home For the (Pandemic) Holidays

Instead of bombarding your inboxes with 3 individual posts, here’s my holiday/birthday look rewind. Birthday Look Being a near-Christmas baby is rad. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s a week of partying and you get to pretend people are jolly and put out lights in your honor (just me?) To celebrate my 33 revolutionsContinue reading “Home For the (Pandemic) Holidays”

What I Wore When My Video Went Viral

I’ve worked in social media for years. Like, “before it was a college minor” number of years. Like “you’re 22 you know the facepage stuff!” years. The question I repeatedly get from new clients is, “How do we go viral?” Did I say I was a magician? Listen, there are ways to play the algorithms,Continue reading “What I Wore When My Video Went Viral”

What I Wore: Hanukkah Edition

If you read my previous blog, you know that we’re celebrating “Hanukkah light” this year for the first time ever (and, if not, now you know!) I’ve basically been living in sweats and my husband’s deodorant all week (hey at least I remembered to apply!). Autoimmune disease flare ups + protocol to kill off overgrowthContinue reading “What I Wore: Hanukkah Edition”

Introducing Your Kids to Hanukkah

A few years ago I was in a grocery store and realized there was no section for Passover. Aisles and aisles dedicated to Easter, but no Passover. It’s something I had become sensitive to since moving down south; the assumption that everyone is Christian. And, in their defense, most are where I live. I grewContinue reading “Introducing Your Kids to Hanukkah”