this year the elf is too much…

I’ve known for a couple of years that we never should have allowed The Elf on the Shelf in our house. But once it’s in, how do you get the little bugger out?? The kids love to find it. They feel like it’s part of their Christmas joy. I guess. So we continued, for the […]

Gifts for Moms

Not all moms are the same, so I can’t tell you what kind of gift every mom you know might like. But what I can tell you is that at this point in my life, after being a mom for ten years, I don’t really care about presents. I’m just too tired to care and […]

Whatever: Gifts for Tween Girls

November 2016 has been a historically crazy month. Thanksgiving gatherings no doubt will also be historically crazy this year. But pay attention, my discombobulated friends: Christmas is coming. And your tween girl is already rolling her eyes about it. Probably. I mean she’d actually have to be listening to you to roll her eyes at […]

moving forward

So 2016 is sucking pretty hard. I mean, I’m not super surprised because I basically called it with my first post of the year. Between the election cycle and then both David Bowie AND Prince dying — oh, AND Alan Rickman? Gene Wilder? Gwen Ifill?? Garry Shandling??? That’s not even close to everyone. What in […]

why your liberal neighbor is upset

Yesterday was a rough day. Just leaving my house made me feel exposed, raw, naked, vulnerable. I did not want to talk to anyone because I don’t know who I can trust anymore. And if you think I felt that way because my political party didn’t win the election, you aren’t paying attention. Yes, I […]