Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, Suburbia, Uncategorized

I Can’t Believe I Have To Explain This To You People; How “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “The Little Mermaid” Have Proven Our Cultural Ignorance

I remember the first time I heard the song "Baby It's Cold Outside." I was riding in the car with my mother. It was Christmastime, I was visiting her in Seattle as I always did for the holidays. We were on our way to some dive bar, where she would hang out in the bar… Continue reading I Can’t Believe I Have To Explain This To You People; How “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “The Little Mermaid” Have Proven Our Cultural Ignorance

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Big Kids, California Lifestyle, Holidays, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

I Went Camping And Survived

Okay, so let's start this off by saying that to call what I did "camping" is a bit of a stretch. Four nights were in a hooked up RV with running water, air conditioning, and electricity; in an RV park with free Wifi by the beach. Two nights were in a hotel. Regardless of those… Continue reading I Went Camping And Survived

California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Pregnancy and Babies, Uncategorized

It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

{Serious Post Alert} I am not one to pretend I know everything about the way the mind, or the body, or the world for that matter, works. But if there is one thing I know based on factual research, history of our culture, observations in society, and my own, anecdotal experiences, it is this: having… Continue reading It’s Time To Talk About Maternal Mental Health, And Be Civilized About It

California Lifestyle, Holidays, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

Repeat After Me: It’s OK If People Want To Do Christmas Early

Ugh. I am so sick and tired of people and their popular shit to be upset about on the Internet. Like really. As many of you know, Halloween was just a couple of days ago. I, personally, had a great Halloween. As in, I didn't do shit. My kids dressed up in their annual themed… Continue reading Repeat After Me: It’s OK If People Want To Do Christmas Early

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Groupon Is Basically A Scam Now, and I’m The Last To Know (Also Men Wear Rompers Now, So Basically Screw It All, I Give Up)

So I bought a Groupon last week for a local photographer. Let me start by saying that finding a photographer worth the money around here is tough. The good ones are all working in Los Angeles, taking headshots of Justin Bieber. Out here in the 'burbs, we have a conglomerate of people either licensed and… Continue reading Groupon Is Basically A Scam Now, and I’m The Last To Know (Also Men Wear Rompers Now, So Basically Screw It All, I Give Up)

California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

Swimming In Debt Is Cool If You Just Pretend Everything Is Fine

  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

California Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Let’s Clear The Air On This Whole Don Trump Thing

Unfortunately - and I say that not really meaning what I'm saying - I might lose some followers after this post. It's not really unfortunate. It's good. It's fucking great. Bye Felicia.   A little known fact about this here blog lady is that she (I'm talking about myself) used to work in politics. First… Continue reading Let’s Clear The Air On This Whole Don Trump Thing