Why I'm Not Laughing With You

I really hate being a party pooper. I do. I don't consider myself a fun-hater or devoid of a sense of humor. I'm not easily offended, nor am I above laughing at basic, idiotic moments in life. » 8/06/14 10:06pm 8/06/14 10:06pm

'Til Debt Do Us Part

The other day, a friend told me that she and her husband had separated. I wasn't surprised; they've been pretty unhappily/indifferently married for more than a decade, but was sad for her nonetheless. When I asked what finally prompted the split, she listed off numerous small things (as it usually is, I find with… » 4/28/14 2:30pm 4/28/14 2:30pm

I've Got Mad Mom Skillz

Last Friday, I accepted a new job, and I'm pretty stoked. Mainly because I've only been out of work for a month and haven't really been looking yet, but a former co-worker is bringing me on to her company, proving that once again, life is all about who you know. » 4/21/14 3:53pm 4/21/14 3:53pm

Let It Be (But Don't Let It Go, Because I Can't Hear That Again)

Recently, a friend asked me for some parenting advice (RAISE YOUR STANDARDS, PEOPLE) in regards to her young son, who will be attending a family wedding soon and wants to wear something "pretty and sparkly like his sisters." She knows my 6-year-old son is forever in a dress of some variety at my house, despite a… » 4/14/14 10:30am 4/14/14 10:30am

Moms, I'm Not Buying Your Shit. So Stop Asking.

I was chatting on Facebook today with a couple of friends, and one said "Can I vent for a sec?" Naturally, we accepted her request because it's Monday, and everyone feels bitchy on Monday. » 4/07/14 11:43am 4/07/14 11:43am