When I was in college, I dreamed I would one day have a newspaper column. And then, POOF!* It happened! *POOF in this case does not indicate a magical or instantaneous occurrence.
the home tome
Home-n-humor from Nyack, NY. Owning a home is terrifying and exhilarating: best to laugh to keep from crying.
For those of you who are road trippin’ this summer, I have a traffic report: It’s bad out there. Real bad. Everywhere. If you get behind the wheel, chances are […]
If you make popsicles for your two year old, think carefully where he eats them, ie not near the white couch.
For father’s day, I gave my husband the best gift I could think of: I didn’t use the word “but.”
Of course, “heartburn” is the perfect descriptor for that burning sensation in your chest. Still, I spent about ten months or so coming up with other ways to describe this particular pain…
Isn’t it weird/cool/surprising when seemingly disparate elements in life intersect? For example, here at the home tome headquarters we finally got a fence installed this week. Simultaneously, I have been […]
The interloper was lodged sideways under the surface of our toddler’s palm and it looked pretty cozy in there, with no intention of budging. We had our tweezers ready, but […]
I’m finding, lately, that parenting is a bit like performing in a slapstick comedy or maybe a vaudeville routine: if you’re anything like me, you’ll go to some strange lengths […]
My neck? When I make the ill-advised decision to turn my head, it creaks like the rusted-out door of an ancient castle. My shoulders? Knots as big and dense as […]
If you’ve ever sat around wondering what it’s like to live with an artist who works with packing tape and wire (and I know this is happening in households across […]
Imagine your house. Imagine your house embroidered. As in: depicted in a piece of embroidery. This is what we did when we discovered the work of Stephanie K. Clark, an […]
I wrote an essay about my most disgusting (and heart-wrenching) experience as a parent so far and it’s up on Great Moments in Parenting today… Click here to read: Puke: […]
A Checklist: wake up to discover that you didn’t clean out milk bottle from last night, check make the mistake of sniffing it to see how nasty it smells, check […]
Of course, I am not a professional poet, or even an amateur one, but desperate times require desperate measures. We are a little more than a month into the Terrific […]
1. The first rule of cauliflower pizza crust is: don’t expect real pizza crust. It is only by lowering expectations that we can be pleasantly surprised. 2. If you’re feeling […]
An Acceptance Speech Wow, it is an honor and a thrill to be chosen by my colleagues for this prestigious award. Truthfully, I never set out to become a professional […]
source: Hallmark We don’t have that little elf on the shelf yet, but don’t feel bad for us, because we have… GINGERBREAD. My aunt sent this Hallmark keepsake ornament called […]
Sticker use is at an all-time high here at home tome headquarters. This is good news for sticker manufacturers and those who hold futures in adhesives. All indications point toward […]