Like millions of other Californians – 45% of households, to be exact – we are renters. I prefer it this way. Of course there are some things that come with … Continue reading This Is Just How Things Are Now, I Guess.
Let me start by saying that if you work from home, and it’s working out for you… great! Fantastic! I’m genuinely – very seriously – happy for you. But since … Continue reading Actually, No. Working From Home Isn’t Ideal For Everyone.
My birthday is coming up and the craziest thing has been happening: I’ve been telling people I’m turning a year older than I am actually turning. Either it’s the old … Continue reading I’m Offended. Here’s Why You Should Care.
Over the years, I have learned one thing that I hope I remember when I am older and my kids are older and have kids of their own: to keep … Continue reading The Best Way To Support Your Adult Kids That Are Parents, Is To Keep Your Mouth Shut
Or is it? I grapple with this myself on the regular. My philosophy as a parent in theory is really, and truly, very simple: don’t raise assholes. As I said, … Continue reading My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.
My mother used to tell me that “they say once you have kids, your maternal instinct never goes away.” I suppose this could help to explain why a lot of … Continue reading My Maternal Instinct Has No Kill Switch
Sometimes I get the impression that my friends that are moms are not really my mom friends. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but people I have known … Continue reading Can We Just All Agree To Abolish The Term ‘Tween’ Already?
We all have these days. Days that are so insurmountably horrible that it’s all we can do to curl up in our pajamas, head buried under the covers – hoping … Continue reading Today, I Wave My Surrender Flag
I am a believer in a lot of things. They range from really stupid things, like what color nail polish is appropriate to wear to a funeral (the answer is: … Continue reading Yes, I Judged A Kid Today. I’ll Do It Again Tomorrow.
My neighbor and I both ate our emotions today. Though, while mine was not exactly healthy, it wasn’t quite as horrifying as hers either. Before I get into that, I … Continue reading My Neighbor and I Both Ate Our Emotions Today
So on Saturday evening we were celebrating my birthday, a little early. I turn 31 on April 15th, but my dad is having hip replacement surgery next Friday and I’ll … Continue reading Waltz of the Big Booty Bitches
A lot of people think my husband cheats on me. They have for a long time. I can tell with some, by the looks they give me. You know them: … Continue reading Three Signs He Isn’t Cheating On You