But This is Hard

But This is Hard

Spoiler Alert: If you are currently in The Initial Commitment Surge I wrote about last week, then please refrain from reading this article. This article contains spoilers about what you might be feeling one day and if you do not yet feel this way, you risk being dangerously tainted by the realities that lie ahead. … Continue reading

Part 2: The Initial Commitment Surge

Part 2: The Initial Commitment Surge

Grocery shopping. New recipe searches. Cooking. Walks. Picky ordering at restaurants. You are on top of it. You are in the zone. Everything is new and blossoming with possibility. You can’t believe you didn’t do this sooner! By the end of day one, you feel better. You ate well, you moved your body and you … Continue reading

I Should Know

Ok. Now that you’ve watched Zooey Deshanel sing a little ditty about why its hard, lets talk about change. I’ve gone through lots of changes in my life. We all do, right? We make small shifts all the time–switching brands of coffee; changing your route to work; finding a new favorite anything; deciding to blow … Continue reading

I’m Back-Fat!

I’m Back-Fat!

Well hello there internet, nice to see you again. I know its been a while, and I know that I should explain myself. You see, four months ago, I had a baby–Grover Amos Barker was born in September, three days after my birthday and cute as hell from the get go. Before that I was … Continue reading

My Run In With Mandy Patinkin

My Run In With Mandy Patinkin

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending Mandy Patinkin’s concert with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra at the Ford Amphitheatre. Mandy Patinkin, for those of you non-musical-theatre nerds out there, has had a long career originating some of musical theatre’s most monumental roles on Broadway for composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. … Continue reading

The Graceful Glossies

The Graceful Glossies

Living in Los Angeles, I frequently find myself surrounded by beautiful exteriors. And I ain’t talkin buildings. And I’m not really talking about the beautiful people either. Though there are plenty of those walking around too. I’m talking about the people who seem to have it all together. They are always perfectly dressed for wherever … Continue reading

That’s What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For

“I just ate a piece of dried orzo as though that were the kind of thing that belonged in my mouth,” said Marah. We were prepping for a bridal shower we were throwing that day. We had done an amazing job of pre-prep the day before, chopping veggies, arranging flowers, laying out platters & hanging … Continue reading

Sassy Pants Fat Girl

Sassy Pants Fat Girl

Sometimes there’s a sort of character that I play called Sassy Pants Fat Girl. Don’t get me wrong, when I say character, I don’t mean in a play or on TV. Though I would be happy to oblige should the need arise (I’m lookin’ at you, Matthew Weiner). No, Sassy Pants Fat Girl is a … Continue reading

Pregnant, Not Fat

Pregnant, Not Fat

Well the cat is out of the bag, or rather the belly is out of the pants…I’m pregnant! Cue the trumpets and the parade already. Jon & I are very excited to be welcoming a new addition to our family this September. There’s all sorts of anxieties that come with the idea of bringing a … Continue reading