We breaded our cat. Thanks, Internet.

How to Waste Time on the Internet

If I was good at keeping track of things, which we’ve already determined is not the case, I would probably find that I spend more time trolling Facebook each day than I do actually parenting any of my four children. I fall down so many Internet rabbit holes — clicking on headlines like, “15 ThingsRead more…

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Look who's at the top of Scary Mommy.

Who’s a Scary Mommy?

The other night, I clicked on the Scary Mommy website and was greeted with this: Yup, that weeping woman clinging to her child is yours truly. If you’re not in-the-know, Scary Mommy is an insanely popular mom blog that’s become a community for parents to celebrate imperfect parenting. So obviously, as my parenting over the lastRead more…

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Gains and Losses

In theory, you would have thought I’d be happy they were leaving. I mean, I scored a lot of swag over the last few weeks as my next-door neighbors frantically cleaned out their house so they could pull up stakes and move to Hong Kong this past weekend. They needed to clear out for another family inRead more…

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Sisters, circa 2007.

Michael and LaToya

My siblings and I – especially two of my sisters – look a lot alike. Most of us have brownish hair, Hazel eyes and pretty bushy eyebrows that, if left untended, would grow up into our hairlines. And, other than the oldest of my brothers, we are not the tallest people on the planet. So naturally,Read more…

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I do also go to Costco on occasion, I'll have you know.

Summer ’14 Highlights: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and Egg Whites

My two daughters came into my room this morning to find me lying on my bed, typing on my laptop. “Mom, are you wearing real clothes?” one of them asked, and she started to inspect the strange pleated pants I was wearing that I bought at Athleta recently and had really taken a cotton to.Read more…

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Credit: VH-1

Dating Naked: The End of the World as We Know It

It’s official: The end of the world is right around the corner. How do I know this? Because I just learned about a new show on VH-1 called Dating Naked, and if that is not a sign that civilization is about to implode, I do not know what is. I’ll be honest, I have notRead more…

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