A day at the Pacific Science Center

I spent almost five hours today at the Pacific Science Center with my boys. ...more

All of my feelings at Whole Foods

In an effort to make my lifestyle change (i.e. DIET, also read: what else is new, Ramona?) a reality, I’ve started to make things a habit....more

Not so Whole 30

Along with every single other person on Instagram, I started a lifestyle change at the beginning of the year....more

What I want today’s teenagers to know

My sister tells me that her daughter uses my blog for her class, which I’m not sure what that means but I hope it’s a room full of teenagers, shattered and shaken because they read my post and fear becoming what Auntie Mo is: a desperate, attention-seeking aging lady who put on bronzer in a dimly-lit room and now looks like she’s wearing all that makeup to hide face tattoos. That teardrop tatt sounded like a good idea at the time!...more

getting my face done right

My mom has never worn cheap makeup. ...more

A nice way to start the year

“Look mommy! ...more


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drinking coffee elsewhere

I didn’t really start drinking coffee until I had TJ. Not everyone drinks coffee here and it took me about 7 years of living in Seattle before I found this magical elixir. I don’t need it to survive but I need it to lift my spirits, to get into the routine of the day ....more

my eyebrows: a history

I’ve had a life long battle with my eyebrows. I started shaping them when I was in the seventh grade, before I knew what I was doing and wanted to hack at my body hair so the girls in my class would stop calling me a werewolf. A werewolf! ...more

Christmas at Great Wolf Lodge

This year we spent Christmas at Great Wolf Lodge, a water park about an hour and a half outside of Seattle. ...more