Category: Personal
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 while my daughter and I […]

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Fact: Parenting is Hard and Life Sucks Sometimes

Part I The past few months have been so damned hard. There are days when I don’t know if I’m coming or going. I’m spread too thin. I’m emotionally exhausted. I feel like I have the world on my shoulders sometimes… Tonight, I got really angry with my daughter. I exploded. I yelled and screamed and said I hated my […]

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Three Things I’ve Learned This Month

DO NOT chat with your massage therapist. Just lay down and shut your fool mouth. Why? Because you might say something really dumb to him like “Go as hard and deep as you want. I need it badly today” and even though you were innocently referring to the knots in your shoulders, you will spend the entire hour internally cringing […]

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Tween Compliments Adult: Hell Has Officially Frozen Over

Aside from wanting to be involved in my daughter, N’s, life (because she’s 11 and I know my opportunities will soon evaporate), I also find being around the groups of young girls in her extracurricular activities absolutely fascinating. They’re such strange creatures and the ever-shifting group dynamics are a better study in human behavior than any of the sociology courses […]

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The Truth About Santa: A Cautionary Tale

I knew this day would come eventually but I never dreamed it would be so heart-wrenching. You see, my daughter has been dropping hints about her wavering belief in Santa Claus for a several months now. Her questions about the existence of Santa, however, always came when my six year old was nearby so I tended to hedge a lot. […]

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