Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Some Up: Sept 26th – Oct 16th

Things have been a little busy on this end of the world. Ongoing for me is a round of depression that just keeps kicking my butt and I can’t seem to get out of it. If I’ve been flakey lately, I hope you can understand that I’m not at my best. (As the song goes.) […]

Some up: Sept 19th-25th

Information: The Capital Daily Candidate Database (Capital Daily) We are three weeks from our municipal elections and I’m pretty out of the loop. I appreciate Capital Daily’s information roundup to get me started! News: Something big is happening’: the Iranians risking everything to protest (The Guardian) The news from Iran this week is on one […]

Some Up: Sept 12th-18th

Easing back into this with a few select items! Video: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (Reel Fat Friends) These two have really excellent insights into the intersectionalities of fat bodies, gender, class and wealth, and race and how these play out in the stories we see on film. Really excellent insights from this duo. Article: How […]

From My Brain: Impotent Candy Corn Rage

Since I paused blogging many months ago, things have gotten darker. And darker. And darker still. I have raged into the night, wondering why the warmongering of one man can turn the world into somehow an even more unsafe place. I have raged as billionaires take fun jaunts into space while the climate emergency somehow […]


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