That's Not Hummus!

I pride myself on healthy eating.It's my thing.But I've been slipping lately. I work from home. It's intense and hurried. I cram my work into the times my children are at camp and daycare, and I cram my food in, too.I love my job. I do. It's dreamy. I work on a cause I believe in, use many of my skills, and get to work from home with flexible hours at a respectable salary. I'm lucky. It's a privilege. Most people don't get to balance their profession, family, and personal time like I do....more
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Top Ten List of (Never Exactly Completed) Top Ten Lists, in Reverse Chronological Order

Top Ten List of (Never Exactly Completed) Top Ten Lists, in Reverse Chronological Order10. Ways in which I am Like Your Depression-Era Grandma (mesh produce bags make great dish scrubbers!)9. A Husband's Guide to Scoring: From Clean House to Dirty Sheets in Ten Easy Steps (There is only one circumstance in which underwear should be left on the living room floor)8. Lessons in Patience and Creativity I Learned from the Neighbor's Dead Cedar Tree that Fell in the Yard...more

Voices in the Wormhole

"Read more books...read more books...." Copyright by Elizabeth Vargas. All rights reserved.Used with permission....more

Help Wanted: How to evade the empty nest

 It’s no secret that I will be an empty-nester in just 3 weeks. I’ve talked a lot about giving thought to whether or not I should continue blogging. I started this blog for a few reasons, some (two actually, who shall remain nameless) of which are flying the coop or leaving the nest   or something....more

Growing Old Gracefully (or NOT)

Ah, aging. If you have hit 40, possibly even your late 30's, then you are familiar with the feeling of dismay that comes when a new sign of aging appears. These signs come in a variety of ways, both physical and mental. Gravity kicks in. You lose your tolerance for Rap music. Hangovers last a minimum of 2 days. Your kids start having theme parties based on the decade you graduated from High School. The list is endless really....more

Disturbing Behavior

DISCLAIMER: As much as I will bash my soon to be ex-husband (EX) in my posts, it does take two. I wasn't a gem all of the time either, and I own my participation in the demise of our marriage. I sincerely wish him the best and send him love and light. But he just provides way too much material....more

Here's How the Rules Haven't Changed But I Have...

So you’ve gotten to your first date. Holy hallelujah girlfriend, give yourself a high five! But if you’re like me, immediately after that, you’ll be hyperventilating like a mo fo because what do you do NOW??  What do you say? How do you SAY it? Have “the rules” changed while you were out of the game? Gack!Honestly, my first few first dates were like when I brought Boo home from the hospital then his dad ran out to get something from the store. Suddenly Susan, it was just me and the baby on the couch and I was like: Tf do I do now? I wanted this and here we are and WHAT NOW?...more

Road Trip - Stuck in the Kitchen, Out in the Country

As promised, it got better for my daughter, mainly because she pretty much stayed inside all week.The first morning in my beautiful country paradise found me stressed out over technology. Internet service and cell phones can be tricky and I forgot about those limitations. My cell phone service was spotty and I could only get enough bars to receive texts and make calls if I stood on one leg on the last board of the deck, clucked like a chicken and swayed back and forth. That got old....more

Cinderella was onto something...

I may be Snow White, but I have to hand it to Cinderella. When the Universe sent her a fabulous pair of shoes she knew it was a sign to transform her life. Okay, maybe not in the most empowered of ways, but the girl knew not to underestimate the power of a great pair of shoes. It took me a while, but I finally learned that lesson as well....more

Jetlag, Toilets, & Onsen. Oh My! Day 1 in Japan

                I generally don’t think that I suffer that much from excessive jetlag. I’ve done several transatlantic flights in my adult life and a few trips out to Hawaii have helped me establish my own tolerance levels. That does not mean in any way that I do not suffer from jetlag – unfortunately -, and with an 18 hour cross-America + transpacific  flight ahead of me I knew I was going to need a day or two to recoup my losses before I would be back up to full speed....more