Heather Christena Schmidt

Mom, first * Writer, second * Misanthrope, always

So I bought a Groupon last week for a local photographer. Let me start by saying that finding a photographer worth the money around here is tough. The good ones are all working in Los Angeles, taking headshots of Justin Bieber. Out here in the ‘burbs, we have a conglomerate of people either licensed and …

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There’s no denying it: I’m a grinch. I hate the holidays. I hate spending time with tons of family. I hate the materialism of Christmas. Around this time I get so goddamned overwhelmed that I just want to climb into a hole with my wine and not come out until sometime around my birthday next …

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