If You’re Writing About Parenting, You Need a Bertrude

Trust me. She is as indispensable as she is imaginary.

Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc on Unsplash (Bertrude, on her way to get all up in your business)

Bertrude is my nemesis.

She is insidious. Passive-aggressive. Annoying. Condescending. Didactic, judgmental, and holier-than-thou.

She also does not exist.

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Amy Colleen

Amy Colleen

I read a lot of books and sometimes I’m funny. Aspiring novelist, practicing writer, and Oxford comma fan (though obviously lenient on sentence fragments).