How your handbag can kill your career

March 24, 2015
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I read an interesting article the other day about how women have to earn the right to wear expensive jewelry in the office. I’d love to be all, OMG SEXISM! (because who questions a man’s ability to afford an accessory) but it’s actually on point. The thinking goes something like, if a woman flaunts items that […]

Why the “parent report card” is complete BS

March 17, 2015
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Recently Today encouraged parents to hand their kids a “parent report card” churned out by some mommy site, you know, so we can get our “grade” – as if any parent who is going to do this activity is someone who really needs their parenting evaluated. Like a child abuser with DCFS on their tail is […]

Dolce and Gabbana don’t like your IVF baby

March 16, 2015
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Dolce and Gabbana told the world what they think about that baby you conceived using in vitro fertilization. The designers spoke out against IVF babies, for some reason, calling them “chemical offspring” during an interview in which they renounced gay parents for using “rented uteruses”. The gay fashion designers, who presumably speak in unison like the creepy […]

If you drink, you need to factor two expenses: alcohol AND CABS

March 13, 2015
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I’m sure you heard about the secret service agents who got drunk and crashed the White House barricades recently. Are there really people out there not getting this: DON’T OPERATE A CAR IF YOU ARE DRUNK. It’s not okay because you won a gold medal. It’s not okay because you’re a senator. It’s not okay just because […]

Reasons to love SoCal that have nothing to do with the weather

March 8, 2015
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Everyone who finds out we just moved here from Not Here is like, “can’t beat the weather!” and “how about this weather!” and “weather weather weather. Weather?” I’ve always lived in the midwest. Nay for a brief semester abroad and trips here and there, I’ve been neck-deep in midwestern sensibility and puffer coats my whole life. […]

Facebook moms nab a salon dye-and-dash thief

March 2, 2015
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Facebook is not all cat memes and humblebrags. It is also a crack team of mom detectives who tracked down a woman after she ran out of a salon without paying in Burbank, CA. The thief, who told everyone her name was “Ashley Monroe” (spoiler, that was lie, duh) is going to have the best […]

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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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