Author Archives: IzzyMom

I’m a work-at-home mom of a five and ten year old. Married to computer god/music producer. Resident concierge & butler to three cats. I was a graphic designer/corporate slave in my previous life. Now I practice bad housekeeping, chauffeur my kids all over hell’s half acre while fretting endlessly about my carbon footprint and work at home as a web designer and occasional freelance writer. This gig is definitely a labor of love…

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fifty Shades of Grey Discussed Via Text Message

ME: So I’m at the airport and I bought Fifty Shades of Grey FRIEND: No! ME: What? I was bored and it’s a bestseller. How bad could it be? FRIEND: It’s a creepy S&M book ME: I know, I know. This is “viral buzz” working its evil magic on another unsuspecting reader FRIEND: You’re gonna [...]

Free-Range Parenting Fail or Accidents Happen?

My seven year old son has recently developed an interest in running which always makes me smile a little because this is not something I’d ever expect from him. Like his mom, he’s a very firm believer in never exerting himself too terribly much. Soooo…when he started asking to come along and run the track [...]

A Party for the People and You’re ALL Invited!

I can’t believe it’s been six years. Six years from what, you ask? Six years since we threw the first party that would later become what’s now known as The People’s Party! It started in Chicago as an open party at the bar at the top of the hotel where all the BlogHer 07 Conference [...]

Children’s Claritin

We are an allergy family. Not terrible allergies, mind you, if you don’t count my eldest child’s deadly peanut allergy, but we all seem to suffer from mild to moderate nasal allergies to the usual things—seasonal allergies, the standard dust allergy and for my husband, a mild allergy to cat dander. We all use various [...]