Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I'm weird. You're okay.

My dad always said, “If you think somebody isn’t weird, you just don’t know them well enough.”
And I always said, “Yeah, but you’re like, extra weird, Dad.”

Rat Selfie (Photo Credit: Author)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

My Preschooler Has Her Own Instagram

"I think how, over and over, the unfathomable becomes real; how sci-fi writers are prophets; how we seem powerless to stop technology, as it reshapes society, changes what it means to be a human in this world."
My kid, playing with shaving cream at the library. Photo Credit: Author.
 Link to it here: My Preschooler Has Her Own Instagram

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Two Atheists Go to a Pentecostal Church...

Now for something completely different...
(Cropped) Photo by Jenni Jones on Unsplash
 As I say at the beginning of this piece:
This is a piece I wrote for a literary journalism class in college. The assignment was to do something “out of my element,” then write about it. Almost 13 years later, it’s still one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. But, until now, I’ve never shared it outside of that college class. I can see how this could possibly be offensive to some people; that’s certainly not my intent. But I apologize in advance if that’s the case. Enjoy!

On Medium: Two Atheists Go to a Pentecostal Church (You'll probably go to Hell just for reading this.)

Photo by Mark Koellmann on Unsplash

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Doing Yoga While Your Child Screams at You

I just published Doing Yoga While Your Child Screams at You - Loving Your Kid vs. Loving Yourself
in P.S. I Love You on Medium.
"This isn’t a story of 'what to do when your kid is screaming while you’re trying to get a moment to yourself.' Often, I’ve got the answers, but right now I just need to write about how hard parenting is. I want to tell you that we all have these moments, even those of us who seem like we’ve got the whole parenting thing figured out."
“Give the thinking mind a break.” Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Children's Books Featuring Little Girls with Big Voices

Super proud of this one! I just self-published on Medium...
Children's Books Featuring Little Girls with Big Voices 
Fierce Kiddo. Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

I Do Not Buy My Coffee Out - A Poem and a Plea

To celebrate my new Ko-fi page, I wrote a funny poem about coffee.
“What good shall I do this day?” coffee mug. Cropped Photo by Nathan Lemon on Unsplash

I do not buy my coffee out,
I make it ’stead at home.
A little soy milk, not too much,
we can’t afford the foam.

Some days I use the same grounds twice,
my husband doth protest.
But it still smells like coffee,

I’ve had café Cubano,
espresso Italiano too.
I know good coffee, but I settle
for my own homebrew.

And, yes, I am a mother,
so I often drink it cold.
A warm mug or my babyboo?
I choose my dear to hold.

But still I drink two cups a day
or my headache gives a warning.
So could you spare a cup, my friend?
Thank you. Good night. Good morning.

I just started a Ko-fi page. You can buy me a cup of coffee at ko-fi.com/darcyreeder. Thank you times a million.