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

Just Call a Cab (Mom)

Imagine one day you wake up to discover you are an Uber driver. It's not what you want to do, and definitely not your career path. It takes away from your other responsibilities. And you don't get paid. But you have to do it anyway. There's no way around it. You put 200 miles on… Continue reading Just Call a Cab (Mom)

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California Lifestyle, Marriage, Suburbia, Uncategorized

Dinner For One

Valentine's Day is this week. ARE YOU READY? Someone said this to me today when I was picking up my kids from tennis. I smiled and nodded, and said "what about you?!" In reality, I should have said "Dafuq? Ready for WHAT?" Valentine's Day, traditionally, is a huge disappointment for me. Most years, my husband… Continue reading Dinner For One

California Lifestyle, Uncategorized

We Need To Talk About Kristen Bell’s Menstrual Cup

Um. So. I logged onto Facebook this morning, and AGAIN Parent's magazine threw me for a loop. That makes two days in a row that I felt wronged by them. (Yesterday, which I posted about this morning, was about the re-share of that whole daycare pick up shaming thing.) Today's article was so startling, and… Continue reading We Need To Talk About Kristen Bell’s Menstrual Cup

California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

“Day Care’s Note to Parents to ‘Get off Your Phone’ Goes Viral.” Sanctimonious Moms Everywhere Rejoice.

COME ON YOU GUYS. I was on Facebook yesterday, and I saw an article shared by Parents magazine, both in the newsfeed and the stories (so you know this is - like - a real clickbait one for them). It read: "Day Care's Note to Parents to 'Get off Your Phone' Goes Viral." In my… Continue reading “Day Care’s Note to Parents to ‘Get off Your Phone’ Goes Viral.” Sanctimonious Moms Everywhere Rejoice.

Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Uncategorized

Well I’ve Had A Week. What About You Guys?

Well I've had a week. And by that, I mean a pretty awful one. It isn't one particular thing, it's just thing after thing after thing that've gone wrong. Extra appointments. A lot of driving. And a frustrating series of phone calls with AT&T to resolve something that they did wrong. There was also a… Continue reading Well I’ve Had A Week. What About You Guys?

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

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