- Bless Me, Pinterest, For I Have Sinned I also cannot execute the perfectly styled messy bun, Pinterest.
- Loquacious Lunes? Once again, I am incapable of summarization.
- Oh, You're Bored, Are You? This works, thank you very much. Our children never say the dreaded word.
- My Husband Has an Awesome Wife Or did, anyway, that one time.
- And His Birthday is Only a Month Away! MY LOVING JESUS DOLL. Probably my favorite post ever, because MY LOVING JESUS DOLL.
- Under-Achieving Moms Anonymous If we all under-perform together, we normalize it, or something.
- THE STAIN My back hurts.
- Because the Couple that Tiles Together Stays Together, Right? Blood, sweat, and a new backsplash that I STILL love.
- Suspicious Previous Owners Do not even get me started on those freaks.
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Flowers? The movie version is "Spade Runner." (If you get that joke, let me know so we can be best friends or I can give you one of my kidneys.)
- Newsflash: Cancer Sucks My mom had cancer many moons ago. It sucked.
- Brains! Do you have a post-it note brain, or an intensive filing system brain?
- Cool, Calm, and Collected Except not.
- Long Live McDonald's You'd never find this kind of lack of judgment at fancy joints like Subway.
- Why Not Dad? Seriously, though, why am I always the one who's dead?
One of our children has severe night terrors. It's the worst. The actual worst. As such, I talk about it frequently.
- You Should See the Other Guy- Er, Chicken Eat 'em up, Beat 'em up, At-ti-cus
- Not So Comforting Hearkens back to a time when I didn't drink coffee. And yes, we still have that blanket.
- Night Terrors Are the Worst. No, Really. They Are. Desperation, Thy Name is Exhaustion.
- I'm Too Tired to Come Up With a Creative Title The daytime consequences of little to no sleep.
- Advice We've Received on How to Combat Night Terrors Reams of Advice. Mountains of Advice. And I've gotten loads more in the year and a half since this post, mostly well-meaning, also mostly worthless.
- Insomniacs Anonymous Where things get real, and by real, I mean bitter.
The only thing I like better than reading is telling other people what they should read. In a non-threatening, unobtrusive way, of course. For the purposes of this list, I'm titling each post- which is also a link- according to what kind of reading your innards currently need.
If you're in the mood for...
- Dreamy, unusual fantasy; Christian nonfiction that isn't saccharine; or Nonfiction medical stories
- Nonfiction memoir about aging parents; Award-winning YA with a stuttering protagonist; or Christian nonfiction rethinking a well-known parable
- Humorous science fiction featuring a guy stranded on Mars who has to try and survive on very little food and only disco for musical entertainment
- Literary fiction you won't be able to stop thinking about
- The 14 books I read in 2014 that I would force you to sit down and read if kidnapping were legal.
- Gorgeous Christmas picture books
- Nonfiction explaining those crazy people known as introverts (relax, I'm one of them)
- Historical fiction set in France; Funny but sweet fiction about an Australian on the autism spectrum; Short fiction that feels more complete than some of the longest books; or a Christmas picture book that makes you cry
- A Jen Hatmaker Giveaway (now closed, but that shouldn't stop you from reading the book)
- A Louis L'Amour Memoir; Crazy weird good literary fiction; or Spectacular YA historical fiction
- Enthralling murder mystery series; Nora Ephron nonfiction; Quirky murder mystery series with a young girl protagonist; Historical fiction set in Russia that will keep you up reading all night- don't say I didn't warn you
- Hysterically funny nonfiction; Literary fiction that speaks to current events; Solid fantasy series; or Even more funny nonfiction
- Dark, northern European import fiction; Delightful character-driven YA fiction; Nonfiction by a young lady shot by the Taliban for having both an opinion and a voice; Sweet-but-not-too-sweet YA fiction
- Nonfiction Self-Help/Health/Fitness/Nutrition-type book that is so outside my wheelhouse it made my brain short-circuit when I read it
- A parenting book that doesn't make you despair for the future or want to kill someone
- Fun (no, really!) nonfiction history; Christian nonfiction that will make you laugh and laugh and then maybe cry; Humorous fiction for when you want something light but not brainless; Pulitzer Prize-winning depressing literary fiction; A memoir about a librarian who has Tourette's but is also a body-builder (no, really!); A just okay memoir that is of course now being made into a big-time movie; Beautiful, addictive WWII historical fiction; Inspiring Christian nonfiction; or an intriguing memoir of a current hot-shot chef; Another winner in the Odd Thomas series