Raising Part of the Disney Generation

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Help! I think I might be bringing up entitled, little douchebags. I kid, I kid (somewhat), as I think my boys are *basically* nice boys with good hearts but I can’t help but feel that I’m raising part of the Disney generation. These little people expect to be entertained 24/7. In their minds, life should be a series of entertaining vignettes designed for their amusement. I’m sure I caused this. After all, we do live in San Diego, which is {Read More}

All You Need Is Love

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Photo from Uheart.com I had a severe case of Christmas card inertia this year. I wanted so badly to do something different but I’m so graphically inept that I had no idea how to go about creating anything on my own. It was like my entire body was lodged in cement. So I sat there. And sat there. And sat there. And pondered not sending out a card. Or sending an e-card. Or sending a video message. And then I {Read More}

Honoring The Children Of Sandy Hook One Year Later

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Everyone assumed this would be the tipping point and, yet, so little has changed. Another Colorado school had a shooting just yesterday, reminding us that, as of yet, the lives of those 20 children and 7 adults has been in vain. As someone who wasn’t directly affected by the incident, there’s almost a sense of survivor’s guilt. I remember trying to hold on to the slightest {Read More}

The Loner Boner (It’s a Thing)

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As a mother, it’s hard to find alone time. That’s why that photo of those little itty bitty hands under the bathroom door resonated with so many of us. If you have dogs (especially two neurotic pugs like mine), you can’t even do a #2 on your own. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I went to the bathroom without at least four beady, little eyes staring at me like I’m about to give the next “I Have A {Read More}

The Hot Mess Sisterhood Rocks

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There has been a lot written lately about those of us with anxiety. Can I get a virtual high five!? We’re famous, yo! I love that the dialog is free wheeling these days. If you read the recent Buzzfeed post on “26 Problems Only Anxious People Will Understand,” you know that we can laugh at ourselves. Hey, just because we stress doesn’t mean we don’t decompress. And laugh. And love. And live…happily, even. It’s important to get the conversation out {Read More}

10 ONLINE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE BANISHED IN 2014

Hey, internet people. We’re all getting really fucking boring online these days, am-i-rite? I’m including myself in there, so don’t go getting your grunders asunder. It’s like we’re a bunch of robots interacting using the same Facebook.1 language or something. I’m up for an internet cleanse as much as the next girl because — you know — I can quit whenever I want to. I just don’t want to. So entertain me, please. As 2013 comes to a close, I {Read More}