All the Blogs

Here's where all the magic happens. And by magic, I mean here's where I write stuff for you to read. I talk marriage, parenting, modern gender angst, and my take on the small and big moments of being a human, which turns out, isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Mostly it's comical stuff, but sometimes I like to play an Air Supply song to slow things down a bit and make my move to make out with you – metaphorically, of course. It's not that kind of website. The blogs are sarcastic, satirical, at times swear-filled, at times straight from the heart, always honest, and hopefully relatable. It's for women and men who have a killer sense of humor and daily wonder, Is anyone else losing their mind? I'm happy to report that, yes, we all are. You'll see....

A Letter to My Friends on New Year’s Day

Dear Friends, It is the first day of the year and of course I want to wish you a Happy ...
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Manic Christmas Playlist

This year I took the time to compile a kickass Christmas playlist, and discovered that, holy hell, Christmas is emotionally ...
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An Ode to Laundry

Every minute of every day you wait patiently, a quandary, Oh, there is nothing as loyal as a pile of ...
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The Cost of Being Home-Decorating Challenged

Here’s the deal. I’m a woman. I have all the right parts and a decent amount of estrogen to prove ...
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The Spider-Dress Freak Out

Last week I was trying on a dress in a godforsaken dressing room of doom and there was a mother ...
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Hey Mom and Dad, Applying to College Is Killing My Mojo

I have a vague recollection of my life before I was applying to college. There was this magical thing called ...
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September is the Worst

Not to be totally paranoid, but I’m pretty sure September is trying to kill me. Forget December and the holiday ...
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Cheating Death: 30 Years of Borrowed Time

We weren’t doing anything wrong. We weren’t drinking or doing drugs. We were good kids hanging out on the last ...
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The Six Fighting Words All Couples Know and Hate

After being married for two decades, I’ve noticed a couple of things about arguing with my husband. Probably the most ...
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45 Years Old Isn’t the "New" Anything

Turns out 45 years old is just 45 years old. An age that means you are old enough to not ...
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How I Squandered the First Day Back to School

Today was the first day of school for my three kids. I spent the summer dreaming of all the things ...
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Vacation or Trip? A Helpful Guide for Parents

So, you’re headed out on a family vacation this summer. Great news! But are you sure? Are you sure it’s ...
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Open Letter To My Kids About Summer

Hey Kids, Feel free to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Half drunk smoothies in the family room? ...
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Facebook Perfection Debunked in Four Posts

I've mostly made peace with all of the perceived perfection I see on Facebook. I get it's basically a Holiday ...
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Mother’s Day Exhausts Me

Don't get me wrong, I'll happily take a massage and a shout out from the kiddos on Mother's Day, but ...
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Poopgate 2012: A True Story of Parenting and Poop

I have the perfect questionnaire for anyone considering having kids. It would be 100 questions and every single one would ...
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33 Self-Improvement Thingees to Read and Then Quickly Forget

I don’t know about you but I’m overwhelmed by all of the numerical lists that have somehow found the exact number ...
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More Than My Minivan

I get it. You don’t want a minivan. The entire idea of it is everything you are fighting against. You’ve ...
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Parenting from the Couch

Forget Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parenting and the latest parental wackiness I’m coining, Fighter Jet Escort Parenting, a disturbing mutation ...
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Melancholy Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday. No surprise. It’s a lot of people's favorite holiday. I grew up in a house ...
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Twas the Default Magic Maker

'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house, Stuff was getting done, But not by a mouse. The ...
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Buddhist Compassion and Metaphorical Face Punching

My philosophy of life is somewhere in between Buddhist compassion and metaphorical face punching. Not actually hitting someone in the ...
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It All Starts with Grease

Showing your kids the movies you grew up with. What could go wrong? After what seems like million years of ...
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Family Dinner and Game Night: Let the Crying Begin!

I love my family, and I love eating food, but put them together and it's not so pleasant. It’s taken ...
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The Default Parent™

Are you the default parent? If you have to think about it, you’re not. You’d know. Trust me. The default ...
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