Big Kids, Marriage, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

An Open Letter To Single Mothers, Everywhere

Suck it up. Yep, I said it. Suck it up. I mean this with the utmost understanding of the struggles you are experiencing. Suck. It. Up. That's what I read over and over and over again in the comments section of an article this morning on Scary Mommy, although it was the single mothers, everywhere,… Continue reading An Open Letter To Single Mothers, Everywhere

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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, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

I’ve Been Binge Watching True Crime Before Binge Watching True Crime Was Cool

I've been watching a lot of true crime lately. Like daily. I am absolutely addicted. I dream about it. I'd like to think it started with the new season of Making a Murderer, but the truth is it started when I was a small child. My mom used to watch Murder, She Wrote and Father… Continue reading I’ve Been Binge Watching True Crime Before Binge Watching True Crime Was Cool

Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

[Just A Long Post About Laundry]

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH. We need to talk about laundry. I don't know about you guys, but laundry is probably going to be the thing that does me in. Honestly. It's not the cooking, which I loathe and yet find myself spending about three hours a day doing. It's not the cleaning, which - again - I'm not… Continue reading [Just A Long Post About Laundry]

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

Big Kids, California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Uncategorized

5 Ways I’ve Accepted Mediocrity As A Mother In My Mid-30s

I don't know if it's the fact that I have 3 kids now, and my life is a total and utter shit show 90% of the time; or that I'm just getting older. But I've accepted mediocrity in so many ways. 1. I'm okay with being an okay mom Honestly. There was a period of… Continue reading 5 Ways I’ve Accepted Mediocrity As A Mother In My Mid-30s

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