Category Archives: Household Management

LGBT Women More Likely to Live in Poverty


A new report from a wide range of research and advocacy organizations shows that because of discriminatory laws, LGBT women are among the most at risk of poverty in the U.S.–and that this can impact their starting and raising a family.

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Three Tips for Easing Administrivia after a Parent’s Passing

My mom died recently of cancer. While the death of a parent is first and foremost deeply emotional, it also brings with it a host of administrative tasks, especially if the parent has no surviving spouse. Here are three things my mom, brother, and I did to ensure the administrative side of things didn’t intrude overmuch.

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Mombian Cooks: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting

Pumpkin cupcake with pumpkin frosting

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin, so I doubled down with these sweet treats of pumpkin-y goodness.

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Mombian Cooks: Pita Bread on the Grill


Imagine a soft and chewy pita bread that will put store-bought versions to shame and is darn simple to make. I’ve been having a great deal of fun baking these on a pizza stone on our grill this summer. The only downside is that the boughten kind will never taste as good again.

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Mombian Cooks: Terraria Birthday Cake


My son’s latest video game obsession is Terraria, which combines building, adventure, and mining — sort of like Minecraft in 2D, with more role-playing game thrown in. One of the bad guys (“bosses”) in the game is a giant bloody eyeball. For his birthday, therefore, I decided to give him what only an 11-year-old video gamer would want: a giant bloody eyeball birthday cake. It wasn’t as gross as it sounds; read on for details and my secret to making spheres with sweets.

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