The Party

Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac


I'm a commitment-phobe; perhaps a recovering commitment-phobe. In fact, I was secretly doing the "giving thing" for a while before I decided to finally commit to the whole concept and do an official 29 Gifts Round. I figured it would be good conversation for my book club....more

A Close Call

  Yesterday, the cool parent kept Kayden home again so they could have another father-son day. No big deal. It’s kind of funny how I am cool with being The Enforcer, this week and just last week I was complaining about not being fun. I see why I need to be. ...more

Well Shoot, My Pants are on Fire

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In which I remember to be thirty-one

Here’s some information you may want to file away if you are ever to be in the care of one Rosie Mae (my 15-month old daughter), or befriend her someday, or marry her. Especially if you plan to marry her. When Rosie is unwell and feeling less than optimum, she does not want to mope around or sleep it away or cuddle up for some sick day snuggles. Sickness does not weaken her. It Pisses. Her. Off....more

Parenting Traumatized Children: Sometimes We Can Make It Worse

First and foremost, let me get something out of the way - PARENTING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS ANY HUMAN CAN BE REQUIRED TO DO - EVER. It is hard. It is hard. It is hard, and every single day you will discover that it is quite HARD!...more

It's just not possible to practice how you'll FEEL, and you could never put it into words and ...more

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more