I Will Be Brave

Respite. I stepped outside tonight to feel the wind upon my feet. Today, January 28, it was 73 degrees in Kansas City ....more

I, Whiner

I found myself crying today for no good reason. Or maybe it was, in the interest of time. I'd been reading Neil Gaiman short stories on a five-hour drive through ice with ten-year-old feet in my face and sports on the radio so loud I couldn't hear myself think ....more

Who Wore It Weirdest in the Miss Universe National Costume Category?

Are we really still having Miss Universe competitions? Apparently, we are. Thank God there aren't any demeaning costumes. I mean, well, wait. Oops. Just look....more
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I Interviewed Author Margaret Dilloway!

I met author Margaret Dilloway when I was managing the BlogHer Book Club. We discussed and reviewed her first book, HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, and her second book, THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS. Since then, we've grown friendly and I even got to have dinner with her at last year's BlogHer conference ....more

The 'Christmas Jammies' Viral Video Family Is Back: Watch The Video!

Viral video sensations the Holderness family are back. Their "Christmas Jammies" video went viral in 2013 and currently has more than 15 million views on YouTube. Wait, what ... you haven't seen it? Watch! I'll wait. ...more

How to Fix Your Inbox Without Just Deleting Your Email

Every year while I'm preparing for the holiday season, I subscribe to all the things. All the deal sites, all the coupon sites, all the newsletters (hoping for gift guides), all the daily deals. All of it. I want to be in the know....more
cdrdash I didn't realize you could color-code Gmail! You may have just opened up a whole new ...more

Interesting, But Not Necessarily Conclusive

I had a teacher in fifth grade. She told us this story: I had a cat when I was a child. Someone told me that cats always land on their feet ....more

Taking Down the Holiday Greetings

No matter what I do, I never get people's addresses right on holiday cards. Then they start coming back, and most of the time, I'm all screw it, Christmas is over and we can stop pretending this is a fun thing to do. Apparently holiday greetings make everyone ragey ....more

3 Approaches for How to Organize Your Closet

It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
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How, Cat?

Kizzy's been begging to be taken outside on his harness every day. He doesn't care that it's cold. He doesn't care that people keep asking if we got a dog when they see us from across the street ....more