Moving In


The great thing about buying a house is finally living in it. The actual act of moving isn’t so great. There are too many boxes and too much heavy lifting. You have to organize, pack, and clean. Then you have to clean and unpack and organize some more. If I were Martha Stewart maybe I’d [...]

MU Teen: My New Adventure

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It has fallen into my lap recently the opportunity to move half way across the country for a promotion at work. Even though this is the most amazing things to happen to me in my 18 years, it is also one of the most stressful. Now, I’ve never moved on my own before, but I [...]

The Six Friends Every Mom Needs

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My husband and I chose recently, for some inexplicable reason, to move to a new state where we know no-one (something about career progression, great opportunity, blah blah blah). While I am enjoying being able to wear a T-shirt in November, I am mourning the loss of the really spectacular mom community that was as [...]

Should Your Back Make That Snapping Sound?


I have lived in 22 separate dwellings in my life, which means I have moved 22 different times. The first few can be attributed to my family; as a baby, I didn’t really do anything to facilitate our move except sit around, shitting my pants and wondering where all my toys were. But at LEAST [...]

How to Sell the Kama Sutra to Your Boss


I purchased the Kama Sutra when I was in my late teens, much like every horny, post-pubescent and pre-sex adult in the known world. It’s the tiniest copy of the Kama Sutra in the world; I wanted to check it out, but I didn’t want anyone to KNOW I was checking it out. I didn’t [...]

Taking Organizationally Challenged to a Whole New Level

Our youngest daughter was born in Florida while my husband was in the Navy.  Before we moved back to Ohio I made sure that I obtained a certified copy of her birth certificate, which I promptly lost.  I then ordered another copy of her birth certificate, which while I kept onto until we got to [...]