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Please Stop Telling Me I Should Do Things For A Living

The title, alone, sounds ridiculous. Please stop telling me I should do things for a living? What do I expect - to sit around and do nothing as a grown ass adult? No. That's not what I mean at all. A couple weeks ago, we had a little family and friend get together for my… Continue reading Please Stop Telling Me I Should Do Things For A Living

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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, 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

California Lifestyle, Food and Wine, Holidays, Suburbia, Uncategorized

It’s Friggin’ Fall Ya’ll

It's friggin' fall ya'll. Ghords and pumpkins and apple bobbing showing up in my Facebook newsfeed. A trip to the pumpkin patch is on my calendar, and there would definitely be cobbler baking in my oven if it weren't still a million goddamned degrees outside. Pillsbury has like seven new cake flavors out, including candy… Continue reading It’s Friggin’ Fall Ya’ll

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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

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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