Hello friends, my name is Madeleine. I am incredibly
Ever since I was a sullen child of 8 I’ve adored writing in all its incarnations - dramatic, exclamation filled diary entries, pseudo-journalistic endeavors for small town weeklies and the disfigured, bastard child of the above- blogging.
I have a BA Sociology and work with teens.
I am addicted to commas and soft cheeses. My mind works faster than my hands, I often skip whole words and sometimes entire sentences. I don’t always catch this before hitting publish. Mea culpa.
I have been married to a darling man named Adam for three years. We form a united front against the farting, snoring and drooling of Gus, our 4 year old English Mastiff (united, that is, except when one of us lets him sleep in the bed when the other is not home, ADAM.)
Both beasts will feature prominently in these pages.
I have a rare chronic kidney condition called Gitelman Syndrome and am currently campaigning to become its spokeslady. You can read more about the condition here.
I became pregnant in early 2012 with our first child, a funny little girl named Olive. I wanted a hippie home birth but my sneaky placenta had other plans, and she was born via c-section on October 5, 2012. I will be blogging about some of my experiences during and after. If you object to hearing about nipples or placentas or diaper blowouts you best run now.
Feel free to email me with questions or comments, or to offer unsolicited advice on how to run my life.