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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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]

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Yes, I Am Allowed To Take a Vacation. So Are My Kids.

Something really weird happened to me today. My kids and I are on vacation. I know, shocker. Everyone else takes a vacation and there are photos and stories and Instagrams and Snapchats and canceled plans - "sorry, going to be in Cabo that week!" I take a vacation and everyone acts like I've gone on… Continue reading Yes, I Am Allowed To Take a Vacation. So Are My Kids.

Big Kids, Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, DIY, Marriage, Mom Life, Pregnancy and Babies, Suburbia, Uncategorized

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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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

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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

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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