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Back In My Day Permanent Records Weren’t Permanent

Excuse me for a moment while I tuck my walker under this table and make sure my dentures are in straight. I’m about to take you on a trip back in time, before the internet, and social media, and cell phones (and cell phone cameras). Before impulsive mistakes were able to travel the world and […]


The Subtle Racism Of Fox News’ Coverage Of Ferguson

I have a weird habit that after big, divisive events I watch Fox News. Sometimes when something like last night happens I look at what other people in my life are saying about it and wonder if we live in the same universe. And then I remember that a lot of them are only getting […]


This Post Is Not About The Word Feminism

It’s Saturday. I don’t want to be worked up about anything. Saturdays for me mean getting up early and driving my son to band practice, then making up for it by doing nothing and taking naps. It is not a day to think too hard or do too much. But early this morning I read […]


You Had ONE JOB, FedEx

You sit on a throne of lies. As I understand it, FedEx’s job is to get packages from point A to point B in a reasonable amount of time. They have failed at this SPECTACULARLY this week. I’ve had many, many packages stolen from outside of my house in the eight years that I’ve lived […]


No-Shampoo Hair Update: Two Months Later

The last time I shampooed my hair was Labor Day Weekend. I’ve always hated having to wash my hair every day or every other day, so I wanted to try something new. For the first couple of weeks post-shampoo, I washed my hair every few days with baking soda. Then I started washing it only […]


Winning The “I’m Busy” Game

  If you’ve ever asked me to do something for you, chances are I’ve told you that I’m too busy. And I hate to brag, but I am. I know you want me to volunteer for that thing, but I can’t. I need to go for a long run. I keep signing up for races […]


Giving Up Shampoo

Early last week I was hanging out with my sisters in Kansas, visiting our dad and step-mom, and we managed to stop talking about our kids for a few minutes and got on the subject of hair. My sister Cara said that she’d been washing her hair for a while with baking soda. Now, a […]

Invisalign Results

Invisalign–Video Proof Of My New Smile!

[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and received complimentary Invisalign treatment.] I can’t believe that I’m basically done with Invisalign! It feels so weird not to be wearing them all day now. Take a look at how my teeth turned out, compared to a video I added in from a few […]


Emmy Recap In Award-Winning GIFs*

[*I may have presented those awards to myself. Anyway…] The 2014 Emmy Awards finally got underway last night after 17 hours of red carpet shows, each more vapid than the last. It’s pretty simple: I just want to see what everyone is wearing. Maybe hear about their next project. Anything more than that gets awkward […]


And The Grossest Spoiled Food Item You’ve Ever Found In Your House Or Car is…

Yesterday I was tidying up the house a bit in anticipation of the kids coming home today from sleep away camp. Jake’s been gone for almost two weeks, Fiona for almost six. Basically I didn’t want them to know how slovenly I’d been while they were gone. I came across Jake’s NY Yankees lunchbox in […]