Real Talk: Bedtime's a Bitch!

I hear the pounding of feet and have my eyes rolling even before I hear his voice. "Mommy I’m not tired." "Too bad," I call up to him. "Get back into bed.” "But I can’t fall asleeeeep!” He whines. "Shh!" I yell. "You’ll wake your brother!" He sighs loudly and stomps off to his room. Photo Credit: Alisa Schindler. ...more

Where Have All the Waterbeds Gone?

You don't hear waterbeds discussed much anymore. It seems like they died out with all the old hippies.But there are still a few around. The waterbeds are now called "flotation sleep systems." The old hippies are called "me and my husband." And we have a waterbed.Actually, we've had one for years. Not the same one, you understand. Waterbeds have a shelf life, and this will become readily apparent at some point....more

Why Blogging Sucks

Yes. You've read the title right. Blogging sucks. ...more

Why I'm Returning My iRobot Roomba

This year, my husband gave me an iRobot Roomba for Christmas. Oh, yes he did (that was to your, “No, he didn't!”). There was a time early in our marriage when I distinctly remember telling him NEVER to buy me a vacuum cleaner, because I couldn't bear it if our marriage reached that depth of despair. I thought he was listening, but maybe not....more

Look Cool with Look Human

I was browsing my Facebook feed when I came across a post from a friend saying that she “may have gone a little overboard” on the Look Human website. The image she shared pictured assorted tank tops with sassy phrases like “Trick or Treat Yo Self,” “Thick Thighs Save Lives” and “On Wednesdays, We Lift.” Instantly amused, I clicked through to the website to discover hundreds of tees, tanks, sweatshirts, phone cases, mugs and tote bags, all fun and culturally relevant....more

Taking Your Children TO Disney For "Vacation": Part 1

My husband and I had previously avoided Disney World like the plague. Neither of us had ever been there as children so we had no attachment to the place. I come from a family of horrible snobs (who are about as much fun at parties as you would imagine) who looked down on such bourgeoisie, mainstream vacation destinations as Disney World. Plus, it was really expensive for a family of ten....more

Whoa!

It's remarkable how much a horse is like a pair of cross country skis. At least in my experience.Let's start with the horse.A number of my relatives have lived on farms, and one of the great delights of my childhood was visiting Uncle Sam's farm on vacations.(1) We went fishing, picked blackberries on the way to the pond, gathered fresh eggs, used an outhouse (2), milked cows, played in haylofts, churned butter.And occasionally rode horses. (3)...more

Do Stay at home mothers really have it "easier" than parents who work a job?

After reading quite a few opinions about the load that those who work carry in competition of their stay at home spouses, I think it's overdue that we explore this issue in far more detail. Rather than approaching the issue as a "me versus them", lets explore both hormonal and psychological reasons behind the stress that being a stay at home mother brings. Let's try and be sympathetic and comprehensive. Why? Because maybe stay at home mothers have a point....more

Do Stay at home mothers really have it "easier" than parents who work a job?

After reading quite a few opinions about the load that those who work carry in competition of their stay at home spouses, I think it's overdue that we explore this issue in far more detail. Rather than approaching the issue as a "me versus them", lets explore both hormonal and psychological reasons behind the stress that being a stay at home mother brings. Let's try and be sympathetic and comprehensive. Why? Because maybe stay at home mothers have a point. I'm not saying to fully cater to everything they say but it's not going to end well to completely ignore their thoughts and feelings....more

Disney, Diets, and Drama

I had planned for this trip for months.  I was so excited to get Media Passes and use this perk for my blog.  MONTHS! I tell you!  MONTHS! There has to be a guide or user manual for planning the actual planning for your Disney Trip, right?  I read about the apps, the wait times, the restaurants, the parades, the hotels, but somehow I think I should of had a plan for the plan.  Because the plan kinda, sorta, fell through....more
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