Why I Quit the Blogging Game

Considering that the title of this post references the fact that I have, for the most part, quit blogging and all the associated bullshit, it probably won’t get a lot of eyeballs or comments but the best part of letting something go is that you don’t even care anymore—and I swear I don’t mean that in a bitter, sour grapes […]

Hickory Farms: As Good as I Remembered

When our Hickory Farms Beef and Turkey Hickory Sampler arrived, I immediately opened it up to check it out. I was super excited because I had grown up up having Hickory Farms baskets and boxes at our house every Christmas. Often, we had more than one because they were such a popular gift. My parents would get them from co-workers, […]

Video Games and Kids

My friend asked me the other day whether or not she should get her 12 year old son a PS4. Her son had gotten it in his head that the only gift for Christmas that would suffice would be a PS4. Anything less would be an affront to his year long good behavior and the world would be soooooo unfair […]

Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel

I recently had an opportunity to try Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel and this is my review. I’m not quite sure why but for the past 7-8 years, I’ve suffered from really bad tension headaches. They seem to originate from muscle tension in my shoulders that eventually works it’s way up my neck and head. The worst part is once this […]

Filed Under: Experiences & Reviews
It Was the Best of Times…

Last night I was looking at a post my daughter had put on Instagram before she went to bed. It was a collage of photos from this summer and she had tagged all the friends she’d made at her day camp, thanking them for the “most amazing summer ever!” It was really quite moving seeing a whole summer condensed into […]

You Mean We’re Poor Now?

My husband lost his job. Well, he didn’t exactly lose it. I mean it’s not misplaced or anything. He just doesn’t have it anymore. He is officially unemployed after 12 years at the same workplace. I can’t give you the details other than to say his job was in the IT field but he was at that job for a […]

I’m So Sick of Lazy, Spineless Parents and Their Bratty Kids. There. I Said It.

Do kids have the right to not be touched by other kids if they don’t want to be? When I frame it like that, I’m pretty sure most people would give a resounding yes. In fact, I think anyone who isn’t some kind of freak would say “Absolutely!” And yet, when I asked someone to keep the kids in her […]

Filed Under: Blog, Commentary
Just Say Know

I was watching some silly movie the other night where Jim Carrey’s character takes a self-help course where you are are supposed to say yes to anything anyone requests of you. Of course, this leads to all sorts of comedic shenanigans and the hijinks ensue. But I was thinking that rather than saying “yes” to everything, I should take a […]

Filed Under: Blog, Family & Parenting, LOL
Decisions, Decisions

Ughhhh…blerghhhhh….arrrghhhhh… Big decisions are afoot over here at my house. And if you know me well enough, you know that I am a worrier—but not one of those annoying worriers that constantly ruminates on their concerns—out loud—over and over and over until you want to jab a sharp pencil in one ear and clear out the other. No, I am […]

Pet Sematary (kinda like the movie but not really)

It’s been the week of death around here…critter deaths, unfortunately. Yesterday, I had to go out and get a dead squirrel off the street in front of my house because the kids play out there and that would have really upset both of them. Plus, it’s just ewww to leave something dead in the street. Whenever I see that,  it […]

Filed Under: Blog, Personal
Frenemies and Other Lame Things

Well, the world didn’t end on 12-21-2012, which is good. But then again, we have the Korean krazypants, Kim Jong Un, making threats and pointing his nukes at everyone so maybe I shouldn’t get too happy just yet, huh? Right now, I should really be writing out my thoughts and feelings in the form of a letter (that I won’t […]

Should I Be Christmas Shopping or Doomsday Prepping?

Ugh. I don’t know what’s wrong got me so down but I have less than zero holiday spirit this season. Usually, I love Christmas and decorate the shit out of my house and bake cookies and do all that other Martha Stewart-y stuff  that I eschew the rest of the year. But this year, I just can’t muster the required […]