California Lifestyle, DIY, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

From Now On, I’ll Do Me

I haven't had much time to write for the last few months. I've written, just not on my blog. Still, I hadn't realized how long it's been since I checked in with you guys until a couple weeks ago. My daughter was playing a for-fun tennis match with a friend, and the friend's dad asked… Continue reading From Now On, I’ll Do Me

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An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Big Kids, Homeschooling, Mom Life, Uncategorized

I Run a Tight Ship. Until I Don’t.

I'm just going to say it: I have a major stick up my ass. It's way up there, wedged somewhere in the deepest cavern of my innards. I like to call it "a raging case of OCD," but sometimes I think it's worse. I think I'm Type A. Although I'm not entirely certain what that… Continue reading I Run a Tight Ship. Until I Don’t.

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Renters Forever, We Find Ourselves With No Home

My husband and I, we are lifetime renters. We love the perks of renting: we don't have to deal with maintenance problems, we have the security of living under the wing of another entity, and renting in Southern California is - without a doubt - cheaper than owning. In the volatile market out here, the… Continue reading Renters Forever, We Find Ourselves With No Home

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Welcome To Texas, You’re Pregnant

I never thought I'd say this, but I miss California. I miss the way you can go outside and not break into a sweat from the sheer heat and humidity, that is both oppressive and shocking - given that it's only the beginning of April. I miss our salads. Oh do I miss our salads… Continue reading Welcome To Texas, You’re Pregnant

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So I almost vomited in the parking lot of my high school today…

We were driving around today, killing time and enjoying the seat warmers in our rental car, when all of a sudden I realized that we were in my hometown. The town I grew up in. Blast from the past, right? ERR. Wrong. Blast of puke from my mouth. Let me back track. Saturday we embarked… Continue reading So I almost vomited in the parking lot of my high school today…

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Screw Yourself Sideways, Spring Cleaning

I've been spring cleaning for about a week. At first it was as it always is - like a new boyfriend. I was excited. My heart a'fluttered at the thought of trashing some of the crap we have and never use. The first night I couldn't even get to sleep - the wheels in my… Continue reading Screw Yourself Sideways, Spring Cleaning