Jan 10, 2019

Gotta Rise Up and Persevere

Gotta Rise Up and Persevere

When making a fire people like to join you, when cleaning the ashes you are often alone. – African Proverb Winter break was the impetus to take a good look around me at the place I call home. And when I did I was like: wada-shit-hole. Not everyone can make chaos look as alluring or […]

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Dec 29, 2018

Is That All There Is My friend?

Is That All There Is My friend?

Once you’re done with carnal delights, or not done, but when they are sort of on the downswing; once you’ve had your affairs, (both love and extramarital), had your hot make out seshs in the car, had some (or most) of your adult fantasies realized, there are really only a few things

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Dec 28, 2018

Accessorized With Children

Accessorized With Children

Captain’s log, stardate 72409.7. We have entered a spectacular binary star system in the West Hollywood sector of LALA land on a most critical mission to seek culture in SoCal. I am in a veritable paradise. A rose golden wonderland filled with cosmopolitan delights. In an alternate

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Dec 22, 2018

Living Fast & Furious

Living Fast & Furious

My younger self prided herself on preparation and readiness, thinking things through and showing up fresh, pressed and prepared. The new 40+ me? Not interested. Sometimes my day looks like this and I’m OK with it: I wake, cuddle, caffeinate, cart kids to school, inhale morning smoothie.

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Dec 13, 2018

I Make Money Move

I Make Money Move

Someone’s got to wear the pants… Which is fine because I don’t look good in skirts. 3 reasons I make money move: 1. My hubby’s a passive guy. Money making and the race to the top was never his thing. Which is not to say he doesn’t like the good life. He just

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Dec 5, 2018

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

There’s the still, placid surface of the pond and there’s the mysterious, murky depths below. We inhabit both realms but these days I’m 90% underwater. When you say this, I think that… When you say: How was your day? I think: I steal, stretch and manipulate time but

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Nov 29, 2018

The Perfect Trifecta

The Perfect Trifecta

A clash happened recently with a family member. Something silly really, merely a trifle, but it hit a nerve. I felt like a boat whose rope got cut from the dock. Instead of running back for safety though, I stood my ground and made David Bowie style ch-ch-ch-changes. The perfect trifecta for

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Nov 21, 2018

Questions No Answers

Questions No Answers

Just when things should be all gratitude and fuzzy-holiday-spice, family life feels frenetic, messy and overbearing. I should be chill, on a bench, the cool wind blowing my hair, introspective. Instead I feel like I want to escape, tune out, lean away from all I’ve built. So I’m

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Nov 14, 2018

Wanderlust & the Sweet Spot

Wanderlust & the Sweet Spot

Our house guest, let’s just call him Khai Knopp, lives on $500 a month and depends heavily on the kindness of strangers. We talked about how we’re total opposites. My endless material needs drive me to make the money I need to afford them. He, on the other hand enjoys finding

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Nov 7, 2018

Late Night Transgressions

Late Night Transgressions

Motherhood’s demands are never ending. Motherhood pulls my puppet strings. 6am I wake to mean hair pulling. My baby (no longer so) wants to nurse AGAIN. To distract him we go downstairs and pull out a block of cheese. Slice after slice and he’s happy. I get my coffee. It’s not

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