Janet Jackson’s Got Nothing on Me

AMY CLAY

My family is in flux. I know this because Sarah’s face is chapped from her nose to her chin. That’s what she does when she’s stressed – she licks a wide circle all around her mouth. So despite it being 85 degrees and the first of June, last night she slept with a swath of Aquaphor and Burt’s Bees all over her head.

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A Stranger in My House

AMY CLAY

Lately there’s been a stranger living in my house. The family resemblance is mind-boggling, but the possibility that I raised this eye-rolling, sigh-heaving creature is simply unthinkable. So I must assume that someone else brought her up, realized she was out of control, and dropped her at my house, figuring she looked enough like the rest of us that we would absorb her without noticing.

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Letter to My Daughter on the Cusp of Adolescence

AMY CLAY

Here is a letter from our Featured Blogger Amy Clay written to her pre-teen daughter. Trust me, we can all learn a lesson or two from these words...

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Why the Grinch Stole Christmas

AMY CLAY

We all know HOW the Grinch stole Christmas. But Who in Whoville has given any thought to exactly WHY he stole it? Recently I’ve put a little brain time into the possibilities, and feeble though my brain may be, I’ve come up with a theory. Lean in. I’m gonna share it with you, but only in a whisper...

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