It's been awfully quiet over here at Disruptive Mama. I've been raising lovely kiddos, working on my business This Little Brand, editing other people's books, reviewing family theatre and events at ChiILMama and, drum-roll.... writing a novel! I'd be grateful if you subscribe to this blog and share so I have some kind of audience … Continue reading Dear Cheryl Strayed (excerpt from upcoming novel)
It was a guest review for ChiILMama.com. Subscribe over there for all kinds of theatre reviews and giveaways for grownup and family theatre in Chicago. Because we all need art in our lives, yes? Oh, and here's the review: https://www.chiilmama.com/2018/11/review-dr-seusss-how-grinch-stole.html "Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Chicago Theatre, directed by … Continue reading I reviewed Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
(This is a review of the audiobook. Hey, I'm a single parent + business owner + writer-human, I "read" however I can! Also, the narrator, Eileen Stevens, was excellent. I forgot this was narrated by an actor and got the intimate feeling I do when certain beloved authors narrate their own work.) I wanted to … Continue reading I Wanted to Throw Small Fry Back
If you don’t blink an eye when “Columbus Day” comes around but are shocked that Brett Kavanaugh has just been confirmed as our newest Supreme Court justice, your lack of empathy and inability to connect the dots of history are holding us back.
You came to earth with your own resources, Proving the prophet's promise that we all are provided for. When asked to draw a person in the rain, Your lips twist, Your tongue working as hard as your hand. You push the Bic across the legal pad As the clock counts down to your big reveal. … Continue reading Girl with a Leaf Umbrella (poem)
I grew up loving Mary Poppins. Though born more than ten years after it was made, I even got to see it on the big screen when the good people of St. Vincent DePaul daycare took us downtown on the train for a special screening. Full of funny words, housecleaning with a song, chalk drawings … Continue reading Disruptive Mama Ruins Mary Poppins
Provenance The monsters are winning battles. We’re taxing the poor to feed the rich, Nazareth cancelled Christmas, What we’ve done to Jerusalem is so bleak, No birth or rebirth can be imagined. But still I hope, and for very good reason. The necklace that arrived for me today, with a card wishing me, “Happy everything!” … Continue reading Provenance (a Poem)