She was beautiful and briefly, mine.

I Went on a Blogger Crawl and This Happened

This is the story about discovering things that have been under your nose all along. Recently, I took part in something called a blogger crawl, which was akin to a pub crawl in that a group — in this case of bloggers — visited different establishments but no alcohol was involved and we remained uprightRead more…

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The fun of paying for college.

Why Sending Our Kids to College is Making Us All Stupid

The more kids I send to college and the more tuition I pay towards that effort, the dumber I am starting to feel. I just don’t get it. Let me preface this all by saying that I’ve just returned from a whirlwind 48 hours at the ginormous state school my third child will begin attendingRead more…

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Sugar Says so many great things.

Friday Faves: In Which I Hate Everyone and Everything

In a strange turn of events, after loving practically everything I came into contact with last week and writing about proposing to any number of inanimate objects, this week I hate fucking everything. I actually joked about this phenomenon with another mom last night as we stood on a grassy hill, teary-eyed, watching our middle school’s graduation ceremony.Read more…

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Limit your "always" and your "nevers."

Friday Faves

Here’s the thing about my mom: when she likes something she really likes it and really wants you to like it, too. Whether it’s a book she just read, new way to steam clean clothes with ice cubes or the chickpea salad she made the night before, she’ll mention it in a conversation and send a follow-upRead more…

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Can you feel it?

Feel the Love

I have a thing about people who don’t ask me questions. Like, I have a hard time wanting to be friends with someone who only talks about himself. Someone who doesn’t seem genuinely interested in me and maybe what I have to say on various topics. I have known people who drone on and on about themselvesRead more…

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My Hong Kong Trip, Part 2

  When we last left this blogger, she had staggered off a 16-hour flight, spit out an expletive and proceeded to tour Hong Kong with her expat neighbors along with her two youngest children. The China trip had always seemed so far away because we booked it so far in advance. I am usually pretty last-minute andRead more…

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