All Dressed Up and Nowhere Exciting To Go

I have spent the last...uh, a long time, never mind how many years...building my wardrobe. When I was recently forced to remove all the contents of the bedroom closet (because we finally got a custom closet), I was appalled and thrilled by some of the long unseen clothes I unearthed. ...more

Divorce Cakes and Parties?

This weekend has been chock full of parties and graduation open houses. I’ve enjoyed each one that we’ve attended and they’ve all been so different except for the whole hot dog and hamburger thing.Last night we attended a party at the home of one of Jay’s high school friends. They had a Dairy Queen ice cream cake! ...more

Oh me. Oh my. Oh mama. Link ...more

How to Keep a Mommy Friend When You Aren't a Mommy

I don’t have young children. I don’t have children at all but my friends do. I think I’m a pretty good friend; I go to the mall and sit in the play area for hours just to get to talk to my friends, I tolerate crying, screaming children in my company as we shop for clothes, groceries, etc. ...more

Oven Chimis - Chimichangas!

For dinner I made a fantastic main course that was super easy, freezes well and cost about a dollar per serving. Fantastic! ---- Click here to continue recipe and photos ---- ...more


I think that the moment you get engaged people think you are ready to pop out kids. Maybe it’s because they did or maybe it’s because somehow that has become the next logical life step. I don’t think you can assume that this is someone’s next step anymore! Not all of us are climbing the same flight of stairs! ...more

Is Generation X saving the "neighborhood"?

Recently, I wrote a post regarding whether Gen Xers will jback into dense urban cities with the Boomers and the Millennials. Futurist William Draves says that there is, which got me kind of bummed. The reason why? I associate "suburbs" with "neighborhoods" - because that's where I grew up and that's what we had. ...more

The End of Suburbia and the popularity of scary eco-films

All the somewhat doom-and-gloomy films about environmental collapse were getting me down, so I moved all films with a socio-enviro-conscious message to the bottom of my Netflix queue. Unfortunately, I missed one and over the weekend got treated to this cheerful title: "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream (2004)." ...more

The Official Christmas Decorating Rules :)

Why are there Christmas decorations everywhere? I just don’t understand what about NOVEMBER screams green and red and tinsel? Don’t we still have a turkey to bake (or in some cases fry)? ...more