Love, Marriage

A New Life for the Bedford Wife

I’d like to think we tried everything to save our marriage.

Couples therapy until we were blue in the face.

More quality time. More time apart. Family vacations. Medication.

Hoping. Praying. Having a baby.

I posted beautiful family photos on Facebook and wrote funny blog posts. Maybe the Internet could help me create the life I really wanted.

We met the summer after freshman year of high school,

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Why every teen should have to work at the mall...
Parenting, Whims and Fancies

Working in Hell, I Mean, The Mall

I think it should be required that every teenager work at least three shitty jobs before they turn 18. We could make it like the military draft. Kids would sign up and get deployed to some dusty hell hole for a while. Nothing like an 11-month tour at the Cinnabon, or Perfumania, to get your head right.

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I Forced My Kid to Scrub the Toilet

Do you see this clean toilet?

I’d like to take credit for it, but I can’t, because I didn’t clean it.

My 6-year-old did.

I was drawing a bath for Colt when he said, “Mommy, I cleaned that potty earlier.”

“You did what?” I asked, dumbfounded.

“It was REALLY gross,” he said, making a disgusted face. “So I took that brush over there (pointing to the toilet wand) and I scrubbed the potty.”

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