Top 10 Life Coaches to Hire in 2015

As a semi-professional woman living in one of America's coolest coldest cities, I have a front row seat to the latest trends among the so-called Movers and Shakers - who, btdubs, are no longer referred to as "Movers and Shakers," that being a term that was retired 11 minutes ago, in favor of "People with Jobs," and also by their hashtag, #PWJs. It can be very hard to keep up with these people, given that they are in a near-constant state of moving, shaking and otherwise doing the things that the rest of us will be trying to do 6-18 months from now, depending on our demographic group and proximity to the Heartland ...more

No drawer big enough to hold our 2015 ambitions

The first day of a new year is a day in which no ambition is out of reach. Everything seems possible. Which is why I know I am not just organizing a drawer as 2015 opens on the Kamikaze family - I am turning the page on an entirely new way of living ....more

Christmas 2014 shaping up to be the least artisanal Christmas ever

There was a small part of me that believed there would be seasonal decor and greenery adorning the planters on the back deck by Christmas morning, at the latest. Was I wrong? Not entirely ....more

The 12 Days of Teen Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my teenager texted me: Just to let you know its not all my mess. Also, I’m going to clean it up. On the second day of Christmas my teenager texted me: Are you planning to go the store anytime soon? ...more

We may have to rethink our hiring practices

Click on the image to see how Teenage Boy fared in the review process ....more

Number of light bulbs may vary

Click on the picture to see how the process changes through the years. Then ask yourself, who would even ask a teenager to change a light bulb? ...more

Chicken pot lie

It is a longstanding tradition here at Suburban Kamikaze to begin every Thursday with a confession. Ok, so that's not true....more

99 Reasons to Drink in the Suburbs #33: Pinot No

As the creator of a 500 black sweater wardrobe, I am not in a position to play fashion critic. But I can't help but feel that that any wine bottle that goes out wearing one of these "Autumn Wine Sweaters" is making a mistake. I'm not saying there isn't a bottle out there somewhere with the grapes to pull it off....more

99 Reasons to Drink in the Suburbs #32: Lime does not heal all wounds

There is nothing quite like a lime to put you in the right frame of mind for the coming of winter. A lime reminds you that no matter how cold and dreary it is wherever you are, in other parts of the world people are warm and probably getting ready to grill some chicken in the backyard....more

To do and do not

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. But really, no shit. It must be nice to have the kind of problems that are so subtle that merely acknowledging them counts as actually taking a step ....more