About MeredithB

Meredith lives in Seattle, WA where she does mediocre writing and mildly offensive parenting. She writes the funny on her blog, Pile of Babies (http://www.pileofbabies.com) and as a staff writer at Aiming Low (http://www.aiminglow.com).

My hair is the Janet of Three’s Company.

"Hey girls. Anyone up for Ladies Night?"

My hair is boring. It blends in and is unseen. It’s the Janet of Three’s Company, the Jan of The Brady Bunch, the Jennifer of Family Ties. Until I was twelve-years-old I had really long, all-the-way-down-to-my-butt hair. Then I cut it to the shoulder length, parted on the side, and developed the mushroom shaped hairstyle [...]

Pope Francis answers Vogue’s Proust questionnaire

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The world’s most adorable and lovable Pope sat down with us for a rare interview. Nicknamed “the People’s Pope,” he has quickly become beloved everywhere for his kindness (he like kids!), compassion (he kisses the afflicted), his humility (he sleeps in the Vatican’s guest house!), and open-mindedness (gay people will only go to hell if [...]

Santa’s calendar: The week before Christmas

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2013 Busy day today. Don’t know how longer I can keep up this kind of schedule. Must make sure to hydrate and refill prescriptions. Christmas comes but once a year because Santa need to take a fucking seat, y’all. Pancake breakfast in New Jersey Photos at the mall (yawn) Fly in to New [...]

Good Morning, Nightmare! The latest in alarm clock technology

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I love sleep. The only thing I love more than sleep is not waking up. This makes mornings very difficult for me, and – because I have two small children — a constant exercise in discipline, responsibility, and resentment. So I decided to see what kinds of advancements there have been in the world of [...]

Decorating With Animals – OR – My Marmoset Has Horrible Taste in Fabric

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When I found out that the latest trend in interior design is to decorate with animals, I dusted off my dog’s top hat and monocle and said, “Come, Chewie! We are going to Target!” But then I found out that what they mean is to use animals as objects and inspriation in your decorating, and [...]

Broccoli Versus Kale: It’s On

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Last week, I read an article in the New York Times (a six page article, mind you) about a new mock advertising campaign created by the agency Victor & Spoils, trying to get people to eat more broccoli. Apparently, broccoli is being shunned by the hipster generation for being “brown, squishy, and smelly.” Also, it [...]