Book Review: Laughing at Wall Street

I recently received and read a review copy of Laughing at Wall Street by Chris Camillo. I was intrigued by the subtitle of the book, “How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too” I’m a sucker for “rags to riches” and “ordinary Joe makes a […]

Selling a Car is SO MUCH FUN

OMG…last night these people came to look at a car we’re selling and they TOOK MY KEYS with them. I realized it this morning when I couldn’t find them so I call the guy and I’m like “Hi, you came to look at our car last night. Do you have my keys?” and he’s like “Yes, I have them” Um…OKAY. […]

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Tired of Picking Up Socks? What Worked for Me

Of all the brilliant things I’ve put into place in my household, what I’m about to tell you may well be the brilliantest. I know, I know… It’s hard to imagine anything any more brilliant than Ritz S’mores or the Chore System of Awesomeness but hear me out and then decide for yourself. Two words. Three syllables. Are you ready?

The Stories of Us

For a few years, I documented all sorts of things from my day to day life here…but the most important things I documented were about my children. Everything was new and exciting and there were so many firsts. Like a soda bottle that had been jostled a bit too much, I was always bubbling over with emotions and feelings that […]

Sometimes You CAN Go Back and it’s TOTALLY AWESOME

So, I took my daughter with me to see Duran Duran a few nights ago. Though she’s eleven and had no idea who they are, she was still excited at the prospect of going to a concert for the first time. We got dressed in hip, understated shades of black and gray while my husband and son were at Cub […]

Speech Buddies

My son is 6 years old and while he is exceedingly bright (no, really, he is) he was a late talker (like Einstein) and when he did speak, it was hard to understand him because he had issues with numerous sounds. After three years of speech therapy in the public school system, his speech is much, much more clear but…it […]

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Kids and Their Neverending Wants: Total Ingratitude or Totally Normal?

What are you doing to keep from raising ingrates with a monster-sized sense of entitlement? Is it working or are you sitting there scratching your head like I am and trying to figure out where you went wrong?

Comment Spam That Makes Me Love Comment Spam

Every now and then, you get some comment spam from someone who seems like they really know you… “Hey super fun internet person, be my valentine? Just kidding, but you’ve got a spectacular writing style. If you weren’t a figment of my imagination, I’d write you poems and such. I mean only someone who knows my heart and soul could […]

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A Chore System for My Kids That Actually Works

Now I have two kids that have way too much stuff, one house that is way too small and not nearly enough time to deal with working, parenting, chauffeuring, cooking AND housekeeping. My solution? Put the kids to work!

Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Hi Facebook. Can we talk? Because I need to tell you something. I don’t know how to say this so I’m just going to say it. I’ve been seeing someone else.

This is Your Last Day on Earth—Start Talking

A few months back, my daughter and I were going to a tea house with her best friend and her best friend’s mom. We were early so we sat in the parking lot listening to a This American Life podcast while we waited. I didn’t catch the whole story but it seemed to be about a dying mother who, thanks […]

A Pathetically Bad but Totally Heartfelt Poem for Blogger Suebob’s Birthday

Sue, I have known you for so long If I were more musical I’d write you a song Instead you get this Please don’t feel dissed We don’t “talk” every day like we used to

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