What’s in your bag (non-celebrity version)

I used to read a lot of celebrity gossip type magazines, and one of the weirdest, yet most accessible features in them was when they asked some random celeb (now it’s mostly reality “stars” who I’ve never heard of) to dump out their bag so we mere mortals could see what they carried around while […]

Podcast Addict

A few months back, having finally moved our cell phone plan to an unlimited data option (cue angels singing), I was on the hunt for ways to get the most out of my newfound freedom to stream all of the things. My children set the bar fairly high with their ability to consume seemingly endless […]

NaBloPoMo Kickoff

I saw a reference today to something called NaBloPoMo (short for National Blog Post Month, I believe) where there is a challenge to write on your blog every day for a month. Since that is something I’d like to try to do, I’m going to try to do it. Yay for effort! I found a […]

What Career Was I Meant For?

Recently a Facebook Quiz titled “What Career were you meant for?” popped up, as Facebook quizzes often do.  And while I am skeptical (read that as “I know this is bullshit”) of the scientific basis of these things, I did it anyway. Because at some point in my life I should probably figure out what […]

Yay – Graduation!

My baby girl, who I am pretty sure just arrived yesterday, is graduating from high school next week. I want to be far cooler about this occasion than I actually am. Thoughts I want to have: “Fly and be free, oh grown-up-ish no-longer-child of mine!” “What an exciting time of growth and change!” “I am […]

How to Embarass Your Child During a College Visit

As a veteran now of three college visits with my recently minted senior, I have accumulated some valuable information that I would like to share with those who are also beginning this journey. So here are my top 10 tips for maximizing the level of embarrassment you can provide during college visits. You can chose […]

Whatchamacallit

If you’ll remember, I accidentally acquired a most awesome fella a while back. He’s tall and sweet and smart and strangely always exactly the right degree of warm. Which is important in a person you spend time up close to, I think. Everything is awesome, except for one tiny itty bitty conundrum – what to […]