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

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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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(3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling

Summer is upon us, which means everyone with an asshole and an opinion wants to tell me what I should be doing with my family come next fall. My 11 year old is - technically - a to-be-6th grader; although, to define her as such in homeschooling terms seems very unfair. We don't take breaks for… Continue reading (3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling

DIY, Mom Life, Uncategorized

I Think I’m A Pinterest Mom

Counting the Deviled Egg Disaster of Easter 2015 as the recent (and glaring) exception, I think I'm a Pinterest Mom. And even so, the Deviled Egg Disaster of Easter 2015 was inspired by the famed pin site. It was like Night of the Living Dead meets a traditional, holiday appetizer. When my husband said that the only… Continue reading I Think I’m A Pinterest Mom

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Oh the perspective a lunch date with a dead cow can give…

  I'm in Texas, and if there is one thing I have learned in my four days here, it's that the Texans like their meats. We don't eat meat very often in California. That's not entirely true, I serve a very meat-and-potatoes-with-vegetables kind of menu for most dinners; but we aren't talking Texas meat. Red… Continue reading Oh the perspective a lunch date with a dead cow can give…

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I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence

We used to have a mother's helper. She came over two times a week, for three hours each time. She'd help with picking up around the house, dishes, lunch, homeschooling, and so on. For the three months she worked for us, it was great. Sort of. I got to leave the house to run errands… Continue reading I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence

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An Open Letter To My Husband, Regarding Our Home

Just the other day, I went to my husband's work. I don't often go, but when I do I always like to move things around. He works in film, so they have a lot of equipment - I especially like to fuck with that stuff. I make sure to spill things all over the machines… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Husband, Regarding Our Home