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

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Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, Holidays, Uncategorized

All I Want For Christmas Is For The Holiday Debating To Stop

It’s the 21st century, and I would wager a bet that there is one thing historians will one day point to as defining these earliest decades of the age: the Internet debates.  You know them.  They are the debates in which everyone has an opinion that is confused for fact, and it needs to be… Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is For The Holiday Debating To Stop

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, Holidays, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

I'm going to drop a real bomb on you guys, here. It's a doozy. Brace yourselves. I do the Elf on the Shelf for my kids. Yeah, that's right. I have the Elf on the Shelf. Not just the Elf on the Shelf, but one for each of my kids plus an Elf for my… Continue reading You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

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I’m Over Christmas

I took down our Christmas decorations on Christmas Day. I'm not even kidding, you guys. I did. Even before the grandparents were out the door, after watching the kids open an ungodly amount of gifts, I was taking shit down. I've just had it with the clutter and the dust and, well, the holiday. I… Continue reading I’m Over Christmas

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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All The Possible Reasons Everyone’s So Ungrateful All Of A Sudden

Does anyone remember when people used to do that super annoying Facebook status thing, where they'd post a daily thing they're thankful for every day in the month of November, leading up to Thanksgiving? If you aren't from America, perhaps you've been spared this glad-handed way of humble-bragging that people used to do. You, dear international… Continue reading All The Possible Reasons Everyone’s So Ungrateful All Of A Sudden