Last Night I Was Celeb Couple Crushing

I adore the Garner-Afflecks.  Ok, I know no one actually goes by that name, though I am thinking about adopting it as my own now.  Because I just love Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.  Some moments I want to be Jen’s best friend, sometimes I want them to adopt me as their fourth kid, other times I manifest an intention* for our children to meet and one day marry (Sera would be a great fit for my Gavin or even her son Sam and my Chloe).

Since none of those has yet happened, I resort to soaking up everything about this couple that they offer me up by way of the satellite cable company that beams their images into my house.  Last night’s Oscar show was a smorgasbord of G-A goodness.   Continue reading

I’m A Writing Schizophrenic

You wouldn’t know it by reading my blog, but I have multiple personalities.  My blogging, whether for Moonfrye or Mommyish or those places in between, all revolves around motherhood.  I share the highs, the lows, the small victories and the insecurities.  Taken all  together it really displays the whole picture of me as a mother.

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A Life In Love With The Big Screen

You know how they say people with children don’t go to the movies?  Ian and I would never allow that to happen.  Even though our tastes in stories differ dramatically, there is always something that appeals to us both.  We compromise because we know the content is just as important as the experience.  Both of us have deep love for a dark room with a bright big screen, speakers at every angle, and of course a bag of buttery popcorn.

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It’s Intentional

Every January since I discovered the practice of yoga, I’ve written my intentions for the upcoming year.  It’s not a “to-do” list or a “to-don’t” list and it contains nothing that will make me feel bad about myself.  I see it as an opportunity to articulate my priorities with a bit of specificity.

Last night I revisited my intentions for 2012 for the first time since I wrote them:

-Find a way to quit my job to devote more time with the kids = check.

-Blogging = I started here in this humble space less than a year ago and have since added legit paid freelance work on sites I love.  Rating: exceeded expectations.

-Yoga = while pregnant and nursing (2008-2012 continuously) I practiced yoga mostly to maintain my sanity.  Now I am ready to get back into conditioning – physical and spiritual – and it’s a little intimidating.  Rating: still a work in progress.

Don’t think I was slacking, I always keep my list to a manageable 3-5 items.  Under that short list was a note, “Be steady this year.  Keep up with the blogging, keep developing the writing.  This is a process year, don’t focus on results.  Just keep at it.  Re-evaluate in 2013.”  I have never officially declared myself a psychic, but if I did it would be based on that quote (and it’s verbatim).

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Amy Poehler: You Are Funny Sexy Cool

I aspire to be funny.  Occasionally I hit my mark.  Lately I’ve been too high on my soapbox to find the humor.  But my love for hysterical women never wanes.

My current girl crush is Amy Poehler.  In recent years she’s taken a back seat to my love for Tina Fey.  But I’m here to admit I was blind, dear Amy.  I first noticed you, along side my love Tina Fey, in the movie Baby Mama.  It felt like Good Will Hunting all over again.  I was blinded by the obvious and fell for the lead.  Like Ben, however, you are proving to be the shining star in my life.

I was blown away when I found your kick-ass website, Smart Girls at the Party, encouraging young women to “change the world by being yourself.”  I love seeing pictures of you and your two adorable little boys.  You made me laugh on Ellen.

Last night you were nominated for two Emmy awards, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for “Parks and Recreation,” demonstrating the depth of your wit and intelligence before you even arrived.  And then you showed up on the red carpet looking smoking HOT.  Nice work Amy.  What’s not to love?

I have to admit that part of my love for you is my compulsion to pick sides.  If a Team Arnett exists as a result of your split, putting an end to nine years of marriage, I shall be throwing eggs at them while wearing my Team Poehler t-shirt.  What nerve does he have getting so many spray tans?  And sporting a six-pack?  That’s where I draw the line.  I am in a full-fledged fight with your ex-husband.  I don’t care if you say the split is “amicable.”  You take the high road.  I’ll do your dirty work.  That’s just what people in love do.

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In case you missed it, last week on Mommyish I was proud of Pink AND Jessica Simpson and the world did not cease its rotation.

Pink Won’t Be Taunted Into A ‘Catfight’ With Miley Cyrus, Thanks For Trying

Jessica Simpson’s Baby Photos Are Adorably Boring

I also continued my celebration of National Yoga Month at Skinny Mom:

Yoga Poses To Practice With Your Toddler