Gigi

Gigi writes her snappish take on parenting, life, popular culture and blogging at KludgyMom. She is a free-lance writer and mom of 2 living in Austin, TX.

The Rubik's Cube of True Talent

True talent. I have been tossing around the concept of true talent in children for a few years now, and what it means to me as a parent. I turn it over like a Rubik’s cube, over and over and over. I twist the blocks, first horizontally, then vertically, trying to solve it. ...more

LOL! Just went to your blog and saw your image of boxes on the assemly line.

Love the ...more

A Call for the End of Birthday Party Presents

Having my kids attend birthday parties is a budget item in my life – one that is expensive, and annoying, and time consuming. And so, I make a call for the end of having to buy other kids birthday presents. Below, I have drafted an email that I plan to send to any parent who invites my child to a birthday party, effective immediately. Feel free to use this email in your own social circles. I like providing useful tools like this to my friends....more
Kids can split their birthday money with a charity. They give half to a charity of their choice ...more

How Martha Stewart Gave Me The Heisman

I just got the Heisman from Martha Stewart. Take a look at that fine piece of football history for a second. See the pose the dude is striking? He’s all, “I want nothing to do with you, evil opponent. Talk to the hand. You suck football ass and I rock.” The Heisman Backstory...more

Has "Me Time" Become Too Important?

I think this is a question worth asking: do we place too  much importance on “me” time? [what a topic as Mother's Day approaches!]  Before you start pelting me with rocks, garbage, lipstick and dirty diapers, let it be known that I am ALL FOR me time. I think it is important to ANYONE’s well-being – mother, father, grandpa, kid, whoever. ...more

Couple Friends - Are You "Our People?"

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Well kinda. We have one set of couple of friends. Three us (me, the fake husband the female half ...more

No-Lettuce "Greek Salad" with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

But I've never tried adding chickpeas to it. I'm making a mental note of that. ...more