Argh… after a few months of being super busy and letting the blog slide, I finally started writing again when BAM! Germs snuck up and slapped me down for the count… It’s been a real pain, actually. This year has been a bad year for illness in general and we just moved to a new […]Read More Let’s Try This Again…
Dieting SUCKS, so there’s usually some triggering event that convinces someone to start eating better. For a friend of mine, it once was getting thrown out of a roller-coaster line by an attendant twice her size. For me, it’s been arguing with my five-year-old about not actually being pregnant. Because she insists that the last time my […]Read More 5 Ways Having Kids Makes You Fat
I haven’t been keeping up with my blog for the past few weeks and ho boy, did the comments, postings and emails blow up. It’s like that old episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy lets everything pile up on the chocolate factory, only I wasn’t seeing the chocolates threatening to avalanche because it was all happening […]Read More Getting Fat and Dealing With French Condescension
If you’ve been on the internet today, you’ve probably read the shocking news about Donald and Melania sleeping in separate rooms. It’s everywhere right now: NO PILLOW TALK FOR PRESIDENT! His marriage must be hanging by a thread! Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. But I wouldn’t pin it on whether or not they keep separate bedrooms, […]Read More Should Couples Sleep in Separate Rooms?
“Gratitude is riches” -Doris Day Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re browsing your Facebook feed when you come across a bunch of photos of your friend Alex deep-sea diving in New Zealand. Why look, the whole family is there… all bronzed and smiling. You’re happy for Alex. Really. Because Alex is your buddy […]Read More 5 Ways I Like To Pretend I’m Filthy Rich
It’s International Women’s Day, but you’d hardly know it from the way endless arguments about women’s choices keep exploding the internet. In fact, many women are on strike today, which will undoubtedly receive ample criticism in the days to come. Why? Because we keep shaming each other like it’s an Olympic event. Both the left and right accuse recent […]Read More Let’s Call A Truce For International Women’s Day!
Yesterday was Bridget’s 3rd birthday. She spent the daylight hours indulging in cookies, cat-stalking and sunshine in the kind of present-moment-savoring paradise that most adults wish they still had the freedom to enjoy. She was playing on the porch swing when her big sister Brontë put one of Douglas’s dog toys in her mouth, barking and crawling around on the ground. Oh […]Read More Bubbles and Beebots In the News!
As anyone who follows my blog probably knows, I like to talk about the funny side of raising kids. That’s why I started it: I want to remember these wonderful things, years from now, after sleep deprivation and everyday life would’ve made me forget. Plus, in a world of constant political debate, I figure the hilarity of […]Read More What Do Our Family Values Really Mean?
Hello everyone, hope you guys all had a great Labor Day weekend! We spent ours cold chillin’ in middle-class suburbia, wearing our gangsta yoga pants and showing our house to potential buyers. A couple deals have fallen through, the new school year is upon us, and it looks like we may be staying here for […]Read More 7 Dark Confessions of a Suburban Momma
Every once in a while, we long-suffering bloggers check our WordPress stats and are thrilled by a sudden explosion of new views or followers. That’s probably the most awesome thing that can happen to bloggers when checking out our stats, but a close second has got to be finding out the search terms people used to find our blogs. […]Read More Do Bubbles Really Cause Obesity?