Anatomy of a Mom Blogging Career

I’m super late getting this post up for the Ultimate Blog Party ’11. It’s something I’d been meaning to do but procrastinated on because I wasn’t sure what to put in this post. Why would someone who has been blogging for almost six years have trouble with this task, you might ask—as an experienced blogger, I should have, always at […]

Thanks a Lot, Folks

Back when I was just out of high school, I had this really crappy job working at a dry cleaners. I went to my  college  classes in the mornings and in the afternoon, I went to work in what could only be termed as a kind of hell because seriously, in Florida, someplace that generates that much heat AND doesn’t […]

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I’m Sorry We Made Fun of You, Gerabaldine
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When I was a little kid, my friend had this kind of ugly, knock-off Barbie that was almost completely bald save for a few follicles of millimeter-long brown hair. I don’t know why she was bald but we named her Gerabaldine. And we laughed and laughed. What a hoot, right?! I had actually planned on blogging about something only marginally […]

Noise with Dirt on It
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Yesterday, after school, I took my daughter to a new dentist…a grown-up dentist. Apparently our insurance thinks when kids turn 10, pediatric dentists are a specialty they shouldn’t have to pay for anymore. This office was weird. It was so…mature feeling. And having just been at my son’s pediatric dentist last week, the differences were glaring—no toys in the waiting […]

Pins on a Map Book Review

As someone who has taken very few trips with their children and none of any note, I found Pins on a Map to be thoroughly engaging. Author David Boesch’s detailed retelling of how his family (children ages 7, 10 and 13), meticulously planned and executed their yearlong travel odyssey was not only inspiring and envy-inducing but also very informative. Boesch […]

What the Real Mad Men Were Up To…
That's What Wives Are For!

I love to watch retro commercials and look at old print ads because they consistently amaze (and sometimes amuse) me. See for yourself…

An Open Letter to Google
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I know you probably think it’s a parent’s job to keep their kids from watching inappropriate things on your esteemed video sharing site, and you wouldn’t be incorrect, but it’s just not as easy as it sounds…

I Don’t Want to Use the C Word But…
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When I have a problem, I do what any rational person would do… I ask the internet. So, I have a problem. And while there can be much fodder for joking when you say someone is “crazy”…this is not a joke. A friend of ours is losing it. “It” being his mind.

Better Than S’mores
Put baking pan in the oven and bake at 350-ish until marshmallows are golden on top.

I know I always say that I hate cooking and such but listen up, folks, because I’ve made an amazing culinary discovery that is so easy a monkey could make it. They’re a lot like s’mores—but 10,000 times better because they’re not all sickeningly sweet. Prepare to fall to your knees and kiss my feet in gratitude, people. Well, unless […]

Not Smarter Than a Kindergartener
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After I picked the kids up from school, I made a stop at a charity thrift store to drop off some donations. Being that close to the doors of a thrift store, where all sorts of treasures lurk, I fought the urge to go inside but my fetish for Danish modern enamelware and the possibility that some might be in […]

Is it Your Turn to Bring the Dessert?
choc-pumpkin-cheesecake

Then you HAVE to try this…if you’re willing to veer away from plain old pumpkin pie and wallow in some MAJOR gastronomic sin this Thanksgiving! Seriously, I made this last Thanksgiving and Oh. My. God. Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake – Serves 10 to 12 Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1-1/2 […]

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Anywhere But Here: The Autumn of My Discontent
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So…this is the time of year that I always become unsettled and want to make a major change RIGHT NOW. If my calculations are correct, it’s also the time of year I get pregnant—Note to self: DO NOT get knocked up. Anyway, it’s the fall, my favorite season, that does this to me every year. It’s a tiny bit less […]