Quick Bite: Pee-Zamas

After I came out from the bathroom during my family’s weekend retreat, my family noticed that had changed into comfortable red fleece bug-eyed penguins pajamas with matching velvet penguin flipflops. Anyu looked at me up and down and made the same face she always makes when she’s disappointed. “Stephie…had yer boyfriend seen dose pee-zamas?” “Yes, […]

Pillow Talk

The LBI Bible Conference has a package with a modest, but clean room that includes a set of bunk beds, two queen-sized beds, a small bathroom, and three-square meals a day for only $77/person for an entire weekend. That’s a pretty good deal, despite the fact that I always get a headache from spending 72-hours […]


Every year, my mother, cousins, and I spend Mother’s Day weekend on the Jersey Shore, specifically LBI. Although LBI stands for “Long Beach Island”, I always call it “Large Bowel Irritation” because of the amount of stress and anxiety that goes into this vacation, especially the hour-and-a-half car ride from our home in Central Jersey. […]

The Oldest Mother

One Sunday morning, our pastor has a special request after his sermon,“Would all the mothers in the church please stand up?” About half the congregation rose to their feet. “In honor of this Mother’s Day, we would like to honor our special mothers! Let’s give them a hand!” My mother scowled during the applause. “See, […]