Who am I?
Once upon a time, I worked in online journalism and took pictures of professional hockey players. I was involved in various areas of fandom (literary, multimedia, you name it), and I believed strongly in staying up until 3AM to finish out that random Babylon 5 marathon.
Then I had 4 kids in 3 years, moved to the Midwest, and life changed. I’ve spent the last few years renovating an 1890’s farm house, keeping the kids alive, and slowly getting established as a human being again. That took a lot longer than expected, but I’m almost there!
What can you expect to find here?
Book Reviews. Less-common perspectives on current events (including responses to the occasional NPR On-Point discussion). Advice on managing small-human logistics and fandom introductions. Anecdotes from the bilingual household experiment known as my place. Moments of joy as the kids are old enough to share in the things I enjoy (and ways to make that less stressful for everyone). Snarky fandom commentary.
Why Should You Care?
Kids can be fascinating (and mysterious) to those who don’t have them. Frankly, they’re that way to those of us who already have them, too. I’ll when the opportunity arises, I’ll be sharing useful tidbits I pick up along the way, both geek-specific (i.e. taking your kids to con? Here are 3 things to keep in mind!) and my-life specific (i.e. tips for navigating language immersion preschool, how to handle those classic questions about twins for the Nth time, things to know if you’ve decided to go the Single Mother By Choice route).
Got a question? ASK! I love answering questions, and if you’re curious, someone else probably is, too.