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Jenna Karvunidis

Feminist mom in L.A.

The problem with the phrase “pyramid scheme”

February 26, 2015

I was joking that I once signed myself up for a pyramid scheme. I was embarrassed I had fallen prey to one of the many direct sales businesses my friends were doing. I kept it all a secret for an entire year, only “selling” the products to myself for the discount. I remember an episode […]

The new playdate question: “Is your child vaxxed?”

February 23, 2015
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It appears I unwittingly moved to ground zero for measles. According to the L.A. Times I’m in a pocket where the measles vaccination rate is on par with Sudan. Yay. My kids are lucky¬†enough to be in schools where the vaccination rate achieves herd immunity, but how safe is that herd when two preschools at […]

The psychological stages of moving to California from the midwest

February 19, 2015
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I touched down in Oz exactly one month ago and I’d be lying if I said this magical transition from a grumpy midwesterner to smug Californian wasn’t fraught with a few tears. Sure, some are tears of joy and other are tears of seeing people on Facebook eating Lou Malnati’s. As a service to exactly […]

I did not refinish this desk so my daughter could find a rich husband [PICS]

February 17, 2015

Invisalign: Don’t get bit

February 14, 2015
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I want good teeth. Maybe you want world peace or vegan dogs that don’t taste like gasoline. Wait, I want those things too, but first, I want awesome teeth. Let’s not get crazy and go for Chiclets or Joe Biden¬†levels of teeth stardom. I just want normal ones that don’t stack against each other like […]


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