My Brain Won’t Let Me Sleep

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I’m a huge fan of sleep. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. You know, after my husband, daughters, Doctor Who (I’m loving Capaldi’s outfit), rainbow sprinkles, and crispy bacon. But some nights I can’t go to sleep. Actually, it’s more like my brain won’t LET me sleep. That’s right. It keeps talking. [...]

How We Know Those Dear Abby Letters Are Fake

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Some are pretty bad, Dear Abby. And still you hope that we believe them. Dear Abby, I’m talking about your letters. You can’t think you’re pulling one over on us, that these pleas come from real people seeking real advice? Letters from teens that use words like ‘affront’ and ‘unbeknownst.’ Dear Actual Abby: Where are the real letters. [...]

Enjoy the Moment

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I like technology. I like it a lot. Without it, we wouldn’t have the internet, smart phones, or social media. Three things that I have grown greatly accustomed to. There are so many wonderful things that can be said in favor of smart phones and social media. Smart phones can help us navigate to somewhere [...]

I Felt Like a Kid Again

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When my husband and I started tossing around the idea of surprising our daughters with their first trip to Disneyland* during our vacation in San Diego I felt unsure and excited at the same time. I knew the holiday crowd was probably going to be a little crazy but I was almost certain that my girls would [...]

Top 5 Huffington Post Slideshows I Clicked Through in 2013 While Waiting for My Kids.

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It’s the end of the year and that means I’m going all “best of” list on your asses. The typical top 10 topics are out. I saw exactly zero movies last year. My Spotify playlists are frozen in the 1990s. I could make lists of things like “Top 10 Reasons I Yelled at My Kids [...]

Santa’s calendar: The week before Christmas

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, 2013 Busy day today. Don’t know how longer I can keep up this kind of schedule. Must make sure to hydrate and refill prescriptions. Christmas comes but once a year because Santa need to take a fucking seat, y’all. Pancake breakfast in New Jersey Photos at the mall (yawn) Fly in to New [...]

A Day Late, A Dollar Short

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It wasn’t until two months ago that I learned Lululemon had replaced Hanes Her Way. And I still don’t know how to pronounce it. Recently I attended a fancy wedding and had to text one of my girlfriends to ask if a deep v-neck dress calls for a long or short necklace. (If you care, the answer is long). [...]

Traditions, TRADITIONS!

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Ah, traditions. Those time-honored events our families take part in so we can remember holidays with our family. Some of them are recalled fondly and some we’d like to forget. However you feel about them, you have to admit you almost look forward to taking part in celebrations, right? In my family we’ve always done [...]

Pottery Barn Teen Dream: Don’t Ever Look Back

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And…sort of in the words of Katy Perry… You make me feel Like I’m livin’ a PB Teen dream The way you taunt me with What I can’t afford I wanna charge it  And never look back, Don’t ever look back… The PB Teen catalogue just arrived. I need to tell you that this excites [...]

Stu and His Glue

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Here’s a weird story:  I have this friend Stu, And Stu liked to do real weird things with glue. He’d sniff it, and lick it, and throw it on walls, He liked to glue glitter on both of his balls.   So one day the phone rings, and I see that it’s Stu, I answer [...]

One Sentence Movie Reviews – Alexandra Rosas

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Warning: Movie Spoilers ahead. Hunger Games: Shaky cam clown regime makes kids duke it out and hopes no one will notice how much their lives suck. Pacific Rim:  Giant robots fight-punch crusty monsters from the briny deep. If you have a problem with this, you probably shouldn’t see this movie. Turbo:  A tale about a [...]

TLUI – (Thanksgiving Leftovers Under the Influence)

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It’s the day after  Thanksgiving, which means quality time has been spent with family. “Quality” being a relative term. We’ve all got coping mechanisms – like hitting the sauce.  And I’m not talking cranberries. When the blessed sound of Aunt Edna’s muffler scraping the pavement on her way home hits your eardrums, on go the [...]