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18 Random Thoughts

1. After the baby is born, I’m cutting my hair and going platinum blond. 2. I’m hungry. 3. I want the apple cinnemon shake I just saw on Facebook advertised by NutriBullet. 4. I need to make a big batch of nut milk when we get home. I wish someone would do it for me.…

Wonderful

My mom has this saying hanging in her house: “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” Today, crowded together with my crazy, imperfect family I’m thankful. We’ve got broken brains and bad pasts, big bank accounts and no bank accounts at all. We’re black. We’re white. We’re fat. We’re thin. We’re typical Americans…

Will the Cuff keep you safe?

Sometimes I joke that if I could implant my daughter with a microchip like I have my dog, I’d sleep better at night. Just a little GPS chip sown in somewhere, behind her ear, under her armpit, beneath her scalp, a little square of safety that could be activated if there were ever an abduction or…

Making The Mealtime Madness EASIER!

Not too long ago, I wrote about a day in my life right now – that of a Stay At Home Mom, Property Manager, Home Renovator, and Aspiring Novelist. In that post, I cooked and cleaned up two meals before noon. Realistically, that is not what most days are like, because most days I prepare…

Degrees of pain

This morning we got up at 5:45, a toddler wedged between us demanding to “walk.” She’s really into walks these days. Before the wind and cold and clouds blew in, we walked all around Ventura. To the beach. To the pier. To downtown. To donuts first. To breakfast last. And it was all truly glorious.…

Spend! Spend! Spend!

We have been dropping some serious cash and time on our Ventura Spanish bungalow. The mini-remodel is done, but furnishing the place and getting it ready for Air BnB’ers not so much. I had big plans to hunt for bargains on Craigslist, to take my time to find the “right” pieces. Hahahahaha! Hilarious. Who has…