About Live Like a Mensch
The Aspiring Mensch and Son at the 2011 Indy 500
The aspiring mensch (a.k.a. Emily Guy Birken) is a stay-at-home-mom, a freelance writer, a blogger, a former English teacher, a bookworm and an enthusiast of what her husband describes as the bumper stickers of the humor world, puns. While she is generally frugal, responsible and on top of things, she is also a slave to the baser instincts that encourage her to frequent the dessert aisle, watch hours of mindless television, and spend good money on romance novels even though she knows exactly how each one will end.
This blog is about Emily trying to be as mensch-like as possible, while acknowledging that she will let go of her raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, her Big Bang Theory and her Nora Roberts novels when you pry them from her cold, dead hands. In other words, it's going to be a long, slow slog to real adulthood.
Emily also muses parenting and its (often) hilarious pitfalls at her other blog The SAHMnambulist.