askyermom

About

meg 2019

 

askyermom is probably not written by your mom. 

If your mom wrote this, she would probably be nagging you to read it. I’m pretty sure.

The main reason I keep coming back to add to this journal is that (for some reason) my six children need to hear things I have already said seven million times. I am pretty tired of talking, but I still love to nest in a quiet corner and write about the things I’m weary of explaining to them out loud.

In this way, I can print a page about how to mail a letter or how to quit smoking and fold it into a paper airplane and silently weigh in on any number of situations. Also, in this way, I cannot be interrupted. The looks I get when I say, “I blogged that,” make it all worthwhile.

I have been journaling to irritate and educate my kids for over twenty years and have occasionally received actual U.S. dollars for words, as a novelist and, for instance, that one time in Salon. The word count of my free material here is excessive, (search a topic and you will probably find something) but it’s not as sloppy as the unedited musings on my lesbian chicken soap opera that I did not actually write. Yet.

Nearly all the questions here are actual kid questions. Some answers are very thoughtfully and painstakingly researched and others are something else.

I am an ardent believer in the goodness of human nature and that humans must also be good to nature. I believe we can only live a good life by the bravest and most relentless force of our kindness. Additionally, I firmly believe that if you cannot be good,  you had better be funny.

Anyone can send in a question, just comment or email it to mom@askyermom.com and then cook your own dinner.

Oh, yeah, I am all over this thing:  facebook  goodreads instagram pinterest  tumblr  twitter

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10 Replies to “About”

  1. I took the time to look through your blog as well since you looked at mine haha. Everything looks great! I love the cute little doodles haha. You’re very comical and engaging. I really liked reading your About page because of it haha. You have a wonderful blog and I encourage you to keep it up 🙂

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