Posts in category "life and style"

Learning to love my messy home

Learning to love my messy home
Have you ever gone into someone’s house and fallen in love? Everything is immaculate, the furniture all matches, it’s high end and there isn’t a chip or scratch on anything. It’s the kind of house where you can picture yourself in comfy cotton clothes, big fuzzy socks and melting into the buttery leather couch with... Read more »

Fresh Thyme - it's about Thyme!

Fresh Thyme - it's about Thyme!
Are you a Whole Foods shopper? I am and I’m not. I love all their selections and they have great presentation. The smells grab me immediately. It’s never overly crowded and I think the variety is amazing. Then I go to check out and everything changes. I always think they rang me up incorrectly because... Read more »

Dear sourdough bread, I love and miss you so

Dear sourdough bread, I love and miss you so
Shortly after Christmas last year, I started to notice that the excessive celebrations were starting to catch up to me. I was feeling sluggish, and it was much easier to slide into yoga pants than attempt to suck it all in and force myself into jeans. I saw some pictures from a birthday party in... Read more »
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How would you like to share a row with this guy on the airplane?

How would you like to share a row with this guy on the airplane?
Last weekend I flew out to California for my niece’s wedding and an extended visit with a very close friend. I took my 7-year-old son because he was the ring bearer. Pretty much everything about the trip was amazing. We had a great flight out there – smooth, sat next to an interesting woman named Jillian,... Read more »

New Mom vs Old Mom Part 2

New Mom: "Oh, of course I'll come watch every practice"
I had some fun feedback after my New Mom vs Old Mom post and decided to add a few more differences between moms just starting out raising kids and moms that have been around the block a few times. If you like these, then please follow Cheaper Than Therapy on Facebook

21 April Fool's Day Pranks

Put this on a variety of cars - expensive ones are going to give you the biggest giggle
When I was first married, I welcomed my husband into my world by celebrating April Fools day. I snuck out of bed at a ridiculously early hour and moved his car from the street out front to a block away. He was convinced it was stolen. Right before he called the police, I hate to... Read more »
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My kid is average and I am oh so proud

My kid is average and I am oh so proud
I went to a luncheon yesterday that had someone speaking about achieving academic success. He had an interesting perspective and I learned quite a bit. However the most interesting part was the discussion at my table after the presentation. I walked in late and didn’t know any of my dining companions. Everyone at the table... Read more »

15 things I hate about my dog

They told us she was 100% Great Pyreneese when we adopted her… uhm, no.  Not even 1%
I adopted a dog over a year ago from a shelter.  To say she’s turned our house upside down would be a gross understatement. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on training, bones, treats, day care and dog park memberships. I’ve talked to pet therapists and purchased every product out there to calm and help her... Read more »

Life isn't always as it appears

Life isn't always as it appears
Following the holidays, I was completely spent. Literally and figuratively. For a couple of weeks straight, I had daily requests for secret santa gifts, teacher gifts, bus driver gifts, coaches gifts, a friend here, a friend there….. I was exhausted and broke. Last Thursday night before driving my 13 year old to practice, she said,... Read more »
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UPS delivery failure: GET OVER IT

UPS delivery failure: GET OVER IT
Twitter and Facebook is filled with hatred toward deliveries that failed to get to homes in time for Christmas morning. Disappointing? Yes. Tragic? NO. To all the whiners out there that have put the delivery giants on notice that they will no longer do business with them, I’m sure you’ll make quite the impact –... Read more »