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“Day Care’s Note to Parents to ‘Get off Your Phone’ Goes Viral.” Sanctimonious Moms Everywhere Rejoice.

COME ON YOU GUYS. I was on Facebook yesterday, and I saw an article shared by Parents magazine, both in the newsfeed and the stories (so you know this is - like - a real clickbait one for them). It read: "Day Care's Note to Parents to 'Get off Your Phone' Goes Viral." In my… Continue reading “Day Care’s Note to Parents to ‘Get off Your Phone’ Goes Viral.” Sanctimonious Moms Everywhere Rejoice.

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An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances

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My Husband’s Movie Lover Mannerisms

So living and being married to someone that works in the film industry is ...an interesting place to be. There are all these subtle nuances I am supposed to adhere to. To respect. In other words: to tolerate. I can appreciate that my husband is proud of the work he does. And I can appreciate… Continue reading My Husband’s Movie Lover Mannerisms

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Destroying Your Carpool: A Tutorial

Be it a carpool for work, extra-curriculars with the kids, vacations, school - you name it, there are a lot of reasons people carpool. If everyone in the carpool is on the same page, it's great. But for every carpooling success story out there on the Internet, there are about ten times that in horror… Continue reading Destroying Your Carpool: A Tutorial

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Conversations With Nick, Episode 3: Anyone In There?

It's been a while since we've had an episode of Conversations With Nick, although it's also been a while since my husband (Poor Nick) talked about putting his penis through a donut hole; or since I had a dream that he was having an affair with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cut out to… Continue reading Conversations With Nick, Episode 3: Anyone In There?

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In a dog eat dog world, which one are you?

In 2007, I finished college (for the first time) with a bachelor degree in Political Science.  Being idealistic and young, I immediately signed up for the first job I could close to the heartbeat of local politics.  Working as a community organizer for a local non-profit, I soon found myself in the midst of all-things… Continue reading In a dog eat dog world, which one are you?

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Pop Quiz: Do I Need Anger Management?

The other day, while waiting in line at the Disney store to make a gift purchase, I realized that for about ten minutes I had been quietly planning in my head every snarky response I would offer to the prescripted questions the cashier had for me.  I was purchasing only a $4.50 toy cell phone,… Continue reading Pop Quiz: Do I Need Anger Management?