I have known so many people with that philosophy. They don't have very good lives in the end - they foreclose on their homes, lose their cars, die of heart attacks at 40... but in the moment that they live it, where they swim in debt while pretending everything is fine, they really are… Continue reading Swimming In Debt Is Cool If You Just Pretend Everything Is Fine
We used to have a mother's helper. She came over two times a week, for three hours each time. She'd help with picking up around the house, dishes, lunch, homeschooling, and so on. For the three months she worked for us, it was great. Sort of. I got to leave the house to run errands… Continue reading I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence
Sometimes when I'm out to lunch with my dad, he'll say something along the lines of: "yeez, Heather ... you should probably stop woofing down those french fries like there's no tomorrow, or you'll have to upgrade to big girl panties." The oddity that is our father-daughter repertoire aside, I always think of this when I… Continue reading What, Exactly, Are Big Girl Panties?