Jill writes about post adoption life and other random things that pop in to her head at Ripped Jeans and Bifocals with the goal of making you laugh or roll your eyes. She enjoys running, dry wine and dry humor, and the Lily Pulitzer wrap dress (because it hides all the crap her kids spill and her imperfect abs). Her writing has been featured on Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms and In the Powder Room. Her next project is an collection of stories about adoption, My Own, which you can read as soon as she snags a publisher. You can follow Jill on Facebook and Twitter.
By the time mid-October rolls around, the kids (and if you live in my house, the grownups) are getting excited about Halloween. Having a semi-sane Halloween with young kids involves a little ... Read more
At 48, I’ve sorta made my peace with getting old. Older. Oldish. Whatever. Things aren’t as firm, tight and perky as they used to be. I have to squint to see the menu or the instructions on the ... Read more
No one sets out to be a sucky mom or dad but sometimes, it happens. Recording and sharing parenting fails serves a couple of different purposes, besides giving me something to write about on my blog. Read more
I’m not going to live forever. You might be reading this and thinking “duh” but those six words are hard to type. Like many people, I don’t like to think about my own mortality. It’s funny how ... Read more
Hey, you know that song from “Frozen” that starts with “do you wanna build a snowman?” Of course you do. Oh…song stuck in your head? Sorry. Welcome to my world. Around my house, we sing “do you ... Read more
2015 could be my year to rule. I’m picturing myself on the campaign trail. I’m super good at kissing babies and making up bullshit, so I’m in there, right? I’m already writing my acceptance ... Read more