Sick Kids and Sucky Language

 It's been hard for me to get back to writing because for the past three weeks, I've been dealing with one sick kid after another; and I have four you know! Between Nia and Nadia, I've been keeping our neighborhood pharmacy busy of late. They're actually calling me on a daily basis and asking if I need something....more

IQ versus BBQ

A new study out of the London School of Economics and Political Science says that liberalism, atheism and sexual exclusivity in men are all signs of a higher IQ. Honestly, I don't think smarts has anything to do with it. The bottom line in determining whether you spend your Sundays sleeping in or singing hymns is in direct correlation to food. ...more

Top 10 Things I Have Learned From My Children

I have learned so many valuable things from my children. It would be impossible to share all of the things I have learned in my motherhood journey, so I will limit myself. ...more

Defending The Cavewoman


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The Party

Kat Spitzer The Happy Hypochondriac

Nice Things Men Do

This Christmas my dad came up with the greatest present idea ever: Small Acts of Kindness.  Now, no, my dad did not INVENT the idea of Small Acts of Kindness, but because he is a lawyer with a strong attachment to structure, he created a system for executing the AOKs that is worthy of note: he and my mom alternate months throughout the year, and each month, one does two AOKs for the other. ...more

10 Ways To Tell If You Are a Hypochondriac

You are a hypochondriac if: You have memorized your doctor's phone number, or have it listed under "Contacts" on your cell phone. You are not a doctor, but nevertheless possess a medical encyclopedia, the most recent edition of the PDR, and/or an on-line subscription to JAMA. You have ever seriously considered hair testing. You take more than 5 nutritional supplements per day, and/or you can't leave the house without one of those plastic pill dispensers with divided sections for all of your supplements. ...more

I am a hypochondriac. I fully admit it. I have wondered most, if not all, of these things! My ...more

What's For Dinner Mum? (12 More Pages Guest Post)

Ahhh... the joys of domestic duties when you have a chronic illness. Sometimes you have to laugh, even if the laughter is hysterical. I'm guest posting on 12 More Pages again this week. Remember to check it out for some great Dysautonomia information. ...more

Curling: What Would Shakespeare Do?


It's soggy. But it's home.

This is my first post. I feel drawn to blogging because I am thinking that maybe if I write down all the bizarre things that happen in this tragi-comedy that is my life, it will make more sense. Get this: currently, I am sitting at my ailing, ancient (circa 2002) iMac with slightly damp feet because the water heater in  a closet in my apartment burst yesterday (or so I thought). ...more