Break Out Your Pride

Since historical events usually happen in threes, I’m waiting for one more to be announced. We’ve already celebrated the Royal wedding ad nauseam and now Osama Bin Laden is dead. Hard to top the last one but am hoping the third will have something to do with backass Georgia finally agreeing to sell alcohol on […]


What’s Old Is New Again

Trying to reinvent recipes you’ve cooked for years is not an easy task. But if you’re someone who gets bored easily (read: me) with food (subtext: routine, life, work, etc…) it’s up to you to find ways to bring those recipes back to life. Sometimes it works organically and you get divine inspiration to make […]

Matzah Mystery

So here’s a question. If the Jews were in such a hurry to get out of Egypt and didn’t have time to let their bread rise, wouldn’t it have been much easier to make tortillas? Seriously, I’m really trying to figure this out. Take a look at this: And now look at this: If you […]

Everything In Its Place

There’s something about The Container Store that gives me inner peace, despite the fact that everything is triple the price of what I’d typically spend on a piece of plastic. Maybe it’s the smell. Or maybe it’s the color coordination of the flatware trays, cylindrical cereal tubes, snappy lunch gadgets, bamboo closet organizers or the […]

Scramble Central

For the most part, weekend chaos is pretty much the same as weekday chaos, only with a change in activities and outfits. The Monday through Friday drill of getting dressed, making beds, walking/feeding/training dog, helping with lunches, scrambling to make it in the car by 7:30, going to work, racing to carpool, eating a snack, […]


Just Pay For It

No, dad. You can’t put my kids in the front seat of your SUV…together. No, they can’t go to dinner at Chops Steak House at 9 pm on a school night. Um, yes, they should be accompanied by an adult (preferably you) if they need to go to the bathroom at the movie theater. Are […]

Real pack leaders eat steak and potatoes.

Discriminating Taste

  I’m being discriminated against and I don’t like it. Not one bit. And it’s not because of my skin color or my religion or my gender. It’s because of my dog. My sweet (not so little) rescue Hound/Lab/Boxer/1/18 Pitt mix that the friendly neighbors from my alleged friendly neighborhood seem to read as 100 […]


A Dash of Spring with a Touch of Reality

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. It’s scary. If I had more time to read the paper I’d feel well versed enough to discuss it in detail like I did in college. There are wars happening pretty much everywhere, teachers aren’t getting paid enough, kids bring weapons to school, natural disasters […]

Makes all the Momflict just go away...


I don’t like having conflict with other moms. It’s uncomfortable. It’s awkward. It’s juvenile. It’s “Momflict.” But every now and then a girl has to speak up, right? So I did. And it was uncomfortable. And it was awkward. And it was just a weeee bit juvenile. It happened last week when my daughters were […]

Tastes great with a fork or a straw!

I Don’t Even Know What to Title This One…

Today’s chaos started when I realized my dog has a cold. I actually didn’t think that was possible. They can’t get stomach flu and they can’t get lice (two things I wish I didn’t know so much about) so I guess I’m lucky. But when your dog starts sneezing uncontrollably, is lethargic and won’t fetch, […]

Politics As Usual

Isn’t it funny…the more you try to teach your kids how to avoid politics on the playground the more you run into them yourself? Why just yesterday I had a conversation with my older daughter about taking the high road. It took some time to get her to understand the concept after she came home […]

Monday Scavenge

Have you tried those new Spring Oreos yet? Just had ’em for lunch and am thinking about eating them for dinner, too. Probably not the best idea. But today I’m house-bound with a sick kid so I need to scavenge to find something to cook tonight. I’ll spare you with the details but let’s just […]


My Security Blanket

“Mommy, do you love your computer more than you love us?” is a question I get often.  The answer is obviously no but since the old saying “actions speak louder than words” applies I’m forced to explain myself. I have two daughters, one of whom carries around a stuffed animal head (that used to be […]


Breakfast Leftovers

Today started out with my five year old daughter having a fit because I told her that her pants were too big and she needed to change. When she refused I started singing “Pants on the Ground” and that’s when all hell broke loose. So now my older daughter calls her Pants on the Ground […]

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