15 Incredible Chocolate Recipes

Ok, all you chocolate lovers out there.  This is the perfect recipe roundup for you!  With the holidays coming, I have been spending more than my fair share of time on Pinterest.  If I could find someone to pay me to pin all day I would be GOLDEN!  Anyone else wish for that same job [...]

Decorating With Animals – OR – My Marmoset Has Horrible Taste in Fabric

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When I found out that the latest trend in interior design is to decorate with animals, I dusted off my dog’s top hat and monocle and said, “Come, Chewie! We are going to Target!” But then I found out that what they mean is to use animals as objects and inspriation in your decorating, and [...]

Earth Mother, I Am Not.

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At 25 weeks pregnant, many women are nesting, researching, and preparing their loved ones for the birth of their little miracle. The internet has allowed once lost birth practices to infiltrate their way back into modern day life, and many women are delighted to find ways to return to natural, peaceful delivery and child-rearing methods. [...]

Is That You, Woody?

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Ah, Fall, the greatest of seasons. I completely embrace that unbridled, yet never realized, Rockwellian ideal of Autumn. Pumpkin everything until you want to spit the seeds at a nun. But when it begins … you kiss your kiddies goodbye as they climb the steps of the bus, you ceremoniously high-five your spouse and venture [...]

When Pigs Flew

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Oh how I love to think about the young women in my life and their lives ahead of them…so full of hope! As my daughter enters teenagehood I think about all of the possibilities and our discussions over the past couple of years. Study in Amsterdam. Become a teacher. Be a signer. Be a writer.  [...]

I’m BOASTING, BABY!!!!!

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So, you know how so many people post Facebook status updates the night before the first day of school? “Lunches are packed! Kids in bed! Backpacks ready! Forms filled out! Relaxing with a glass of wine and hubby!” And it’s only 8 p.m.? Some are dear friends of mine – and I hope they still [...]

Why Sometimes My Dates Cancel

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Well, not technically “stood up.” In the afternoon my date sent me a text message, “Something came up – can’t make it tonight. So sorry.” I’m about to reveal something here – something that you’re going to cringe at. I’m going to tell you why I believe she canceled the date. But it will sound [...]

The Incredible Dancing Six-Toed Woman

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It all started one morning when my husband and I were walking the dog. A woman stopped us to ask how to get to the Dali Museum. My husband gave her completely wrong directions because he was confusing his left and his right. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a genius. I wouldn’t know. [...]

Why Don’t They Make Hooters for Women?

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My husband loves to annoy me. One of his favorite ways is by suggesting the family eat dinner at Hooters. The kids (I need to point out, they are all girls) hang on his every word. But they don’t understand what Hooters is. Nor do they understand the concepts of dirty old men, negative attention, [...]

My Authentic Self. Which One?

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I’m as spiritual as the next new-ager, but I’m struggling with the life charge to find and live as your “authentic self.” For my non-spirit-seeking friends that means, dig deep inside, find your ugly truths and live them. To take it further; outer reality is illusion and only what we know and feel inside, is [...]

Built To Last… A Year or Two

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I’m going to drive this car into the ground. You hear people say that. But what you don’t hear people say is, I’m going to get the last rinse cycle out of this dishwasher if it’s the last thing I do. We don’t plan out our relationships with major appliances that long. We buy ‘em. [...]

Lay versus Lie Gives Woman Freakin’ Heart Attack

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Chickens lay eggs, people lie down. But then what about “Now I lay me down to sleep…?” Never mind,  read this: “Every afternoon we lay down and rest for an hour,” laying is okay here because it’s in the past. But are we chickens now? Stop thinking. Here’s more: the past participle of the verb [...]