Paige King

How Do You Smell?

Last night we discovered a putrid smell emanating from the washing machine, the very device we depend upon to clean putrid smells out of clothing. Yes, I use the cleaning pods and do the things, but apparently it has been a few months too long since I have cleaned the upper section of the door seal. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m questioning the cleanliness of everything that’s been through...

Correct me if I’m Wrong…or Don’t

“Being right doesn’t show you care about their feelings.” This was the advice I overheard one teen give to another during a discussion about whether you should correct faulty thinking when someone is sharing their heart. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to set someone straight and when to let an erroneous comment go. Many years ago, a wise marriage counselor told two type A know-it-alls who...

Wrong Kind of Mud Bath

Wallowing is not a pretty word. Quite the opposite, as it evokes images of pigs rolling around in mud. Wallowing lends itself to filth. For many animals, wallowing is essential to their well-being. They get down in the muck and coat their bodies to stay cool and keep bugs away. There have even been studies done on why pigs wallow even in colder temperatures, and the highly scientific conclusion...

About Stephanie


I am a biologist and former high school science teacher with a loud family. My husband, kids, and I like big dogs and Tex-Mex. We quote absurd lines from movies and do outdoor things like hike (while complaining about hiking). Our rule-following German Shepherd thinks being off-leash at the dog park is total anarchy.