Pumpkin Spice: It’s from Hell

Posted on November 20th, 2015

Truthfully, I loathe pumpkin spice anything. First of all, it doesn’t even smell like pumpkin spice. If I smelled a pumpkin and it smelled like that, I’d think it was rotten, moldy, and needed to be in a landfill. I would definitely not think “Oh, yum! I smell the heady aroma of pumpkin spice and must have it! Pumpkin spice rules the world!”

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Shoes – A Financial Lesson

Posted on November 13th, 2015

When Tiffany F* was 19, she got her first grown up job. She was a hairdresser and the world was hers to conquer.

Sadly, money conquered her.

It started slowly, of course. Money flowed in. Suddenly, those cute shoes she couldn’t afford in high school were affordable. So she bought them. And pretty soon, every time she went to the mall she found something new to love. Boots. Scarves. Hats. Skirts. All of it made its way into her closet.

But it was mostly about the shoes. Isn’t it always?

DIY Friday – What the heck was I thinking?

Posted on February 7th, 2014

So somewhere around the new year, I got a wild hair up my…um, you know…to do some DIY. Now here’s the thing. I am not Martha Stewart. But at one point in time, I considered myself crafty. Heck I even owned craft paint. In more than one color. And I had a glue gun.
See? I [...]

Welcome to the Annual Cleaning of the Car

Posted on February 3rd, 2014

Welcome to 2014. To celebrate the New Year, I decided to do my annual Cleaning of the Car. OK, it’s not really annual, because it’s happened once in 8 years. So it’s like octo-annual. Yeah. So, you know, it wasn’t always like this. I once drove a nice car. It wasn’t mommy-like at all. I [...]

Science of Parenthood Giveaway!

Posted on January 13th, 2014

One of my very favorite blogs in the world is Science of Parenthood. I love the way they look at parenting – and their illustrations are awesome. And now they are celebrating their very first birthday! In honor of Science of Parenthood turning the big 1, they are having great giveaways. All you have to [...]

Introducing Chicks Without Bricks – the ebook

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Look! I’m featured in this book! So I’m posting the link because we all know that a book with me in it is like a book…you know, with me in it. Anyway, although I’m actually a chick with bricks, the people at Full Time Families invited me to participate in this book. I’m very proud [...]

Chillpocolypse…Or How to Survive Winter in California

Posted on December 13th, 2013

By the time you read this, The Great California Chillpocolypse of 2013 will be over.  At least, I hope it will be over. I haven’t been this cold since I lived in Canada – and frankly, that’s saying a lot. (And please don’t get me started on Canadian summers*. Suffice to say that about July [...]