The Ghost of Christmas Renovations Past

Do you do that thing when, faced with an insurmountable and beyond overwhelming to-do list, you instead choose to do something entirely unrelated and pretty much unproductive? No? Just me? Because it’s after midnight as I’m typing this, and trust me when I tell you that the amount I have to do to make all […]

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The Cyber Monday Virgin Report

You guys, I’m a little scared. I’m scared that if I move my eyes off of this computer screen, they will begin to suffer withdrawal spasms and not be able to focus on actual real-life things that aren’t preceded by a blinking cursor or surrounded by the words SALE, TODAY ONLY, or CART. I blame […]

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A Guide to Luxury Holiday Seating: Teen Edition

So, you might think that my lack of recent blogging means I have been immersed in some highly unproductive habits. Like perhaps celebrating the long overdue demise of pumpkin-everything season as we finally usher in the glorious Month of Peppermint. Or, maybe tying my own hands behind my back as to not engage in any online discussion of the current […]

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Who Invited Cancer to the Party?

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, I’m sure that we have all heard and read many personal accounts of what this means to different families and how they have been affected by this disease. In a million years, I never thought I’d have to add my dear friend Rebecca to this group of women.   […]

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Summer Goal Failures

Well, hey there! I think we can kick this post right off with the obvious failure of keeping tumbleweeds off of my blog. It appears that I haven’t posted in about two months, which is a new low for me. And it’s not that I haven’t had anything to say – trust me. But apparently I was […]

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She’s Six

Last night, I put my daughter to bed and reminded her that it was her final night to be a five year-old. Of course, she already knew this, as her birthday countdown has been going on seemingly for months (that’s genetics at work, right there). She was, like most nights, engaged in a long internal debate […]

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Is it Still Baby Weight Two Years Later?

  I think we can all agree that the following topics are not in my blog wheelhouse: -Tutorials -Advice -How-to posts of any kind (with one exception: How to Lose Your Will to Live at the DMV). That’s because, apparently, I’m an expert in pretty much nothing. That being said, I’m going to venture into […]

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June, You’re Killing Me a Little

Oh, June. Juuuuuune. You are so full of promise, with your (mostly) warm temps, extended daylight hours and quickly approaching end of the school year. But we have a few issues to sort out first, if we’re going to hang out together in the future. Ceremonies: Whether it’s an actual graduation or a dance recital […]

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The Last Second Birthday

Last night, I put my youngest to bed and it was the last time I’ll ever have a one year-old. And I’d be lying if I said it didn’t break my heart more than a little. We all know and marvel at how time can simultaneously drag and fly when it comes to our kids. There have […]

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Perched on the Cusp

Here in the finally-thawed Northeast, we still have about six weeks of school left. Six weeks is a long time. That’s still a lot of homework and boxtops and lunches. Dear God, the fucking lunches. But with the warmer weather and the endless barrage of camp ads coming at me, begging me to get my shit […]

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