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 [...]

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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 [...]

Happy Black Friday or how Thanksgiving gets the shaft

Posted on November 26th, 2013

This is the story of poor, neglected Thanksgiving. You remember Thanksgiving, right? It’s the holiday that comes between Halloween and Christmas. There’s turkey. And pumpkin pie. And your Aunt Helen sticking olives on all of her fingers even though she’s a 107, if she’s a day and far too old to be doing that.  (Please [...]

Pinterest intimidates the craft outta me

Posted on November 4th, 2013

I think Pinterest has ruined the world. And possibly it’s quite evil.
Pinterest is like a bulletin board – only it’s on the Internet. You take all the pictures of everything you’ve ever seen and you post them to different boards. You stalk other people’s boards and they stalk yours. This is euphemistically called “following,” but [...]