Meredith Bland

Meredith Bland

Meredith Bland is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Brain, Mother; Narratively; Blogher; Time; and Parentmap among others. She also writes at her humor blog, Pile of Babies.


Tech-Less Mom: Tackling the Tutorial in Wondershot

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When you’ve been married for 12 years, there are few things you can do besides murdering your partner in their sleep (gotcha!) that will surprise them. Which is why it was so satisfying to say to my husband, after he told me that I would hate Wondershot, that, in fact, I liked it quite a bit. Because I am still a delicate mystery, an onion with many layers, and will you please bring me a roll of paper towels because we ran out of toilet paper and I forgot to go to the store. Read More

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Tech-Less Mom: Crazy Lady Driver in Rocket League

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Me: “Hey, Pixelkin! What game do you want me to review for December?”

Pixelkin: “How about Rocket League?”

Me: “Okay! What’s that?”

Rocket League website: “Soccer meets driving once again in the long-awaited, physics-based sequel to the beloved arena classic, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!”

Me: “….”

In real life, I am an excellent driver. In the world of gaming, I am the worst. Remember the movie, Driving Miss Daisy? Well, I make Daisy look like a Formula One racer.

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