All posts by Claire Pelletier


Let’s play a little game. I want you to read the following excerpt and think in your head the emotions that rise up in you. Baltimore: Looting, angry teens, angrier moms, burning, violence, racist cops, incompetent mayor, riots, curfew, angry protesters, fire, ruble, ashes, tear gas, rocks… How about now? Baltimore: Peace, helping hands, concerned […]

Tom Brady & his balls

Seriously though, how could I not? I know it’s been forever since the whole ‘scandal’ hit the media, but that’s part of my point. I’ll get to it after my witty banter, I swear. Listening to Tom talk about new, old, and oblong balls inspired a blog out of me. It’s not every day you […]

To Ebola, or not to Ebola…

Well, I guess I need to jump on the Ebola bandwagon. I mean, seriously, Fort Kent was on Anderson Cooper- I have to make some sort of commentary on it, right? First and foremost, Nurse Kaci Hickox, is without a doubt, a fearless hero who deserves respect. She should not be belittled in any way, […]

Oh dear, it’s election time

So, I got the idea to share my generalizations, much like Holden does in Catcher in the Rye. Now many people may view Saligner’s novel as a spewing of plain speak from an adolescent who is losing his mind, but I’ve been inspired. Holden really gets to the root of what’s going on in the […]

To my son: Advice from your mom

Hey little man- you are totally unaware of this right now, being my little 3 month old bundle of blue, but there’s a huge world out there. It’s big and scary and it will treat you bad at times. It will chew you up and spit you out. As your mom, I totally don’t want […]

The Real Heroes

You know, our priorities in this country seem to be totally deranged (I had to thesaurus the word I really wanted to use, here). I’m not the first to point out this deficiency, either, but in light of recent circumstances, I have no choice but to write about it. This blog will not be full of […]

Baby number 3

I have to say that being pregnant for the third time, I realize that this whole thing is old! It really is. There has not been one moment that I’ve been like, “Oh, third time pregnancy is a charm!” or “This is awesome!” Instead, I’m thinking, “Please, God, don’t let me go to term! Please, […]