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Dog Poop Dilemmas & More

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I am in a bad mood.  No, wait.  Don’t stop reading.  This won’t be a sob story about poor little me.  I promise.  This is about dog poop dilemmas.  Or more, if you’re lucky. Maybe I’m in a bad mood because it’s raining outside.  Maybe it’s because I’m nearly nine months pregnant.  But, more likely, it’s […]

Beginnings of Change

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Both my husband and I are on the brink of making major life changing decisions about where we live and how we live.  For years we’ve longed to live in a place where there is a stronger sense of community and where work is considered something you do, not something you are.  The problem is […]

Boredom Busters for Work

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

If you’re like me and periodically experience slumps at work, where you have to sit there doing nothing for hours on end in case someone suddenly needs you to do something and also because you’re still tied to that stinkin’ paycheck, you reach the end of your rope with:  how many gossip columns you can […]

Trashing the Zines

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I have come to the conclusion that at this point in my life looking at magazines is a defeating endeavor.  My house will never look like the cover of Country Home or Elle Decor.  All those fun crafts and activities to do with children I read in Parents magazine or Parenting will never get done.  […]

The Smell of Things

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I recently purchased a Gaiam yoga mat from Target.  When I unrolled it at my prenatal yoga class, I was surprised to find it smelling like chemicals, particularly because Gaiam touts itself to be eco-friendly.  While being pregnant makes me especially sensitive to weird smells, I am someone who has always been sensitive to smell in […]

Getting Creative

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I have this weird love affair with the Ideal Mother.  You know, the one who bakes all her food from scratch with only organic ingredients.  The one who sews cute little outfits for her children and makes dainty crafts and quilts.  The one who practices yoga and channels the Earth Goddess in her spare time.  […]

We Are to Blame

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If corporations claim they are trying to  maximize profits for shareholders then we are to blame for 1) the banking crisis, 2) the Massey mine explosion in WV, and 3) the Gulf oil spill.  That being said, people run corporations.  People make decisions.  Corporations do not.  People are putting money before safety, money before the […]

In Defense of Practical Shoes

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

For some reason known only to the cycles of the Moon and perhaps  the fashion gods I decided to wear 2″ Tommy Hilfiger heels to work the other day.  Big mistake.  My legs looked fantastic and my ass was high and flat.  So why was my fashion sense a mistake? My list of reasons: 1) […]

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