Salty Old Lady Moments from A Parent in America

March 31, 2015 | in: Uncategorized

As I enter my 40th year, I find myself reflecting on the wise words of women who have entered this stage before me. Women like … Maya Angelou. Tina Fey. …more

Beach and Frivolity

August 11, 2011 | in: Uncategorized

Sorry my posting has been light these last two weeks, but I have been on a vacation with my family. After a hectic year, it has been heavenly to enjoy …more

Funny kid quote

August 15, 2010 | in: Uncategorized

“This is my mama. Her name is Jessica. She’s wearing that giant hat and sunglasses so she can be saved from being put in a ditch or a box.” — …more

Twitter vs. Facebook – which big time suck do you prefer?

May 18, 2010 | in: Uncategorized

I recently turned 35.  It was my harshest b-day to date.  I know there’s nothing you can do about it besides work to be healthy and happy but dude, it …more

Dance Party, Snowed In Style

February 10, 2010 | in: Uncategorized

We are going cuckoo at our house.  Are you feeling similarly insane? We’re trying to dance off our cabin fever. Here are some videos for your viewing pleasure, featuring the …more

Grey's Anatomoy Season Premiere…and Drinking Game

September 24, 2009 | in: Uncategorized

I know that admitting to watching this show is like complaining about your weight, gushing about your new pedicure color or other activities so feminine and insignificant to our nation …more

Nickelodeon Parents Connect & TwitterMoms Liked the APISS Momfinitions

August 5, 2009 | in: Uncategorized

A few weeks ago I posted some Momfinitions as part of the Nickelodeon Parents Connect & TwitterMoms contest to find funny phrases that reflect the reality of parenting. And holy …more

Overheard at the wine store

April 10, 2009 | in: Uncategorized

“Which wine will go best with tuna casserole? That’s what we’re serving on Good Friday after church.” “You’re not supposed to drink on Good Friday. It’s a day of non-drinking.” …more

Christmas Tunes – Part II

December 23, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

I’m trying to focus enough on my “job” here on APISS, but my numero uno role of mom is taking precedent during this precious family season. Christmas carol sing-a-longs at …more

APISS in the New York Times

July 26, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

Nope, I haven’t nabbed a freelance assignment at the top daily in the world BUT a tiny bit of my blonde head made an appearance! Other fuzzy heads include WhyMommy, …more

APISS talks about sex…sort of

May 21, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

I wrote a piece for sex topic day on DC Metro Moms. It’s not scandalous, just a musing on personal space, marital love and um, my bathroom. Wait. Hear that …more

Everybody Dance Now: Embarrassing Photo Pool on Flickr

April 14, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

If you are in need of a good laugh, I urge you to check out the You Look Nice Today photo pool on Flickr. This is part of a new …more

St. Pat's Joke from Dr. Pia

March 17, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

Dr. Pia de Solenni, new feminist rock star, Catholic theologian and my amazing real life girlfriend sent me a good G-rated Irish joke: Two men were sitting next to each …more

First thing in the morning, with a kid to pretty things up

March 12, 2008 | in: Uncategorized

I copied Kimberle and took Sweetney’s challenge for the Self-Portrait Truthiness project, and this is what I look like at 6:15am. Also pictured, the reason for my early mornings: Thanks …more