A Letter to My Daughter Before the 2016 US Election

Before I had you, there was just your brother. And while I’ve worried enough to fill the Mariana Trench for…


How To Make The Rebel Within (Without Losing Your Mind)

We had a Saturday morning with a lot of time before a 12:30 birthday party. What this says to me:…

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Dear My Son’s Class: Introducing Your Disabled Child to a New Class

I transferred my son to a new school this year at his request. Not because we had problems at the…


Fall Planner Sticker Haul

Sticker love! Watching unboxing and haul videos on YouTube can be weirdly calming and therapeutic. I love them. And I…

7. And the left overs are just as good!

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Simple ingredients--bread, cream, sausage, cheese, and pumpkin--come together in a simply delicious, dramatic meal.


Author Natalie Zaman Finds Magic in the Northeast

When Natalie Zaman’s new book, Magical Destinations of the Northeast, was finally released last week, I knew GlitterSquid should talk to her…

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Shops We Love: Liberty of London

Next time you find yourself in London with time to kill and more than a few extra dollars (especially with the…

Photo credit: Andrea Schwalm Stolz

Squid Chat: School and Art Supplies

In which we discuss favorite pen, art, and paper choices and also celebrate both (literature and rhetoric prof extraordinaire) Sue Hanna and Tom Hiddleston.

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Conversations on Fall Planner Season

We have a fairly well documented obsession with planners here, particularly between Lissa and Jackie. Last fall we couldn’t stop…


Will And Grace Is Back, And I Can’t Wait For The Details

Honey, I am dying over here. After loads of tweets and photos from the cast hinting about it yesterday, Debra…