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Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac

Hell Is Trash Collection

A little over a year ago, Jeff noticed that he was paying our trash people more than once each month. (And when I say Our Trash People, I mean the environmental service that comes to our house on Thursday mornings to haul away the things that we DIDN'T recycle. I'm still wearing my Birkenstocks.) Anyway, when he pulled up the information online, he realized that he had been double paying for the past six months! He quickly called Our Trash People (OTP) to figure out what was going on....more

I honestly do not want to admit how hard I laughed at this. It's embarrassing. *wipes tears*I ...more

Tired of Keeping the Ship Afloat and the Captain Complains!

I don't know how else to explain today.  I have everybody coming at me at work and at home.   I am in the middle of a tug of war with four hormonal teenagers and one clean freak husband.  I love both sides to death but to come up with a happy median at times is a chore in itself.  What gives?  Can I just come home one day without having everyone charging at me?  One son asks, "mom can you drive me to...?".  My answer is, "hell no, I'm tired and it's a school night.".  My eighteen year old has a mind of his own that he runs the show and will not f...more

Open casting call for Real House Wifes of Orange County

the amigos mama... aka Christina ...more

Happy Anniversary, Baby?

Last weekend, my husband was driving us back from a night in the city. I can’t remember the conversation between the kids and I, but when Bruce chimed in, his words tumbled out indecipherable. Syllabic babble. We poked huge amounts of fun at him before he could laugh at himself....more

early bird

This blog follows the journey of my 4th pregnancy from the fleck we saw at the first ultrasound to the birth and nicu stay of my beautiful little bird born at 27 weeks and 4 days. The bane of my life is my antiphospholipid syndrome which has caused 3 miscarriages, including the loss of our son, Max, at 21 weeks. ...more

The Ultimate Coffee Cake That Almost Wasn’t Ultimate!

The recipe couldn't be easier, but somehow I managed to mess it up....

Facing Aging While Facing Snow

A blizzard.  The second one in a week.  Things are disappearing into big white piles -- cars, hedges and picnic tables.  There's a wonderful silence in the streets and sparkle under the street lights that makes me think of Edward Cullen.  I love it just as much as I always have - almost. ...more

... Your attitude definatly changes as you get older!

We have had snow here ...more

The Travel Athlete - Finding Family Balance

  (MORE SPORTS GIRL TALK) At age 6 my oldest was traveling the region. Within a couple of years, he was traveling the country.  From that point on, through his senior year in high school, he was labeled an elite gymnast, life controlled by the rigors of relatively intense training and travel. Of course school and a social life had to figure prominently in his schedule as well. Life could have easily revolved around his needs and his needs alone....more