From the category archives:


tCG’s HoneyWagon Music Fest!

by the Coconut Girl on April 15, 2013

A man stands at a street corner with his partner, waiting for the light to change. He notices a flyer stapled to phone pole. “Awesome! The HoneyWagon Music Fest is this weekend!” The partner steps around the phone pole, and sees a flyer, too. “Oh.”  


Feel Better?

by the Coconut Girl on May 19, 2011

You will after you see this little bit of cinéma verité!


Mother’s Day Bubble

by the Coconut Girl on May 3, 2011

Mother’s Day came to our house early this year. My five-year-old son couldn’t wait until Sunday. He presented me with a beautiful gift at 4:00 today. I loved it so much, I wrote a song about it. Thanks to my husband Joe, who took a break from work to figure out the chords and record [...]


Balancing Girl, Continued

by the Coconut Girl on June 22, 2010

Last October I wrote a post called Balancing Girl, Interrupted.  The piece was about the funny relationship between creativity and parenthood.  On one hand, kids inspire a steady stream of ideas. On the other hand, the nature of parenthood makes it difficult to get projects done.  As someone whose profession involves creativity, I wrestle with [...]



by the Coconut Girl on May 3, 2010

I’ve been noticing how nowadays, musicians “feature” other artists. When a new song comes on XM radio while I’m washing the dishes, I can’t resist looking at the digital display to see who it is.  My sink nearly overflows with suds as I watch the roster of names march across the tiny screen. What?! Robert [...]


Balancing Girl, Interrupted

by the Coconut Girl on October 6, 2009

I’m the artist formerly known as ‘Type A.’ My children have helped change me, surely for the better. Newborn/baby/toddler bootcamp taught me that a modicum of incremental progress on any front is the new “done.” As in teeny, tiny, incremental progress. If my yard’s a wreck, I might manage to get the rake out of [...]


Fight song for couples

by the Coconut Girl on September 28, 2009

With a new baby in the house, the love quotient soars. So does the petty bickering. Here’s a 2-line ditty for when you realize it’s not worth going to the mat over the issue in question. Or when you’ve won and you’re pretty sure your partner can handle a little playful gloating. It’s the brilliant [...]



by the Coconut Girl on September 18, 2009

Are you a Coconut Girl? Do you know or love one? Watch and see.