Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain
Hi. I haven’t been here in a while. I’m sorry to say it’s something so tragic and terrible that has brought me back to blogging, back to writing, really, because I found myself wishing for an outlet for this today, all of the emotions, big and small, and then I remembered: Oh yeah. I have... Read more »

If Matt Lauer feels like family, you should be angry — and defensive

If Matt Lauer feels like family, you should be angry — and defensive
Yes: Like millions of other Americans, I have been watching The Today Show for as long as I can remember. I can picture my mom cooking our microwaved eggs in little brown glass bowls, a small white television hanging from the corner underneath the kitchen cabinets, my dad eating his grapefruit and Wheaties, when I... Read more »

The same ghosts still haunt me this Thanksgiving

The same ghosts still haunt me this Thanksgiving
When you’re young, you always think you’ll know better when you’re older. I remember being 12 and thinking, When I’m 13, I’ll be a teenager. I’ll finally be able to say that. I can read TEEN magazine, and I’ll be cool, and I won’t be so young any more. But, of course, that quickly became... Read more »
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A girl just wants to be good

A girl just wants to be good
One of the latest TV series I’ve binged watched was the Showtime comedy Nurse Jackie, which ran from 2009-2015. It centered around ER nurse Jackie Payton, who struggled with a prescription drug addiction, and (spoiler alert) ultimately succumbed to her disease. It was a funny, moving role played by Edie Falco, and months later I’m... Read more »

Are your happiness buckets being filled?

Are your happiness buckets being filled?
Lately I’ve heard myself complaining a lot that I don’t have enough time. Not enough time to exercise, do laundry, do the dishes; not enough time for anything. But the kids are back in school, and for the first time I have 6 hours to myself every day. I’m done with work at 2:30. I thought... Read more »

My hurricane stories pale in comparison

My hurricane stories pale in comparison
I lived in Miami for 8 years. One of my least favorite things about Miami? The hurricanes. Not the football team (my alma mater); we got hit by a few real ones, only the storms I went through pale in comparison to Harvey. When you’re in college, a hurricane coming equals a hurricane party. The big concern... Read more »
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The feminism post no woman should write because, you know, we're so evolved

The feminism post no woman should write because, you know, we're so evolved
These are tricky times. I don’t mean the orange in office — I’ll leave that for another day. Today I’m talking about women. Tricky times, because Feminism and Equality and Women in Power and all of that — the validity and truth of which I don’t mean to minimize. But, this: What I’m writing about today and... Read more »

We're doing it right: Divorce

We're doing it right: Divorce
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Tom Cruise in Cocktail: “Jesus, everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn’t end.” This is how most people view divorce, right? Two people are living together in misery; someone cheats; one party is abusive; it’s against human nature to assume any divorce ever ends well. But doing divorce right is possible, and it’s exactly that:... Read more »

Everything I learned about saving money I learned from watching Shameless

Everything I learned about saving money I learned from watching Shameless
Y’all know I love me some binge watching, and the latest series I devoured in an inhumane amount of time was Showtime’s Shameless. I was instantly hooked because it’s set in Chicago, but I also love Emmy Rossum (“Fiona”), who I otherwise haven’t seen much of lately (apparently she’s been busy for the past 7... Read more »
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Don't hate me because I'm a mompreneur

Don't hate me because I'm a mompreneur
Everybody is selling something these days. If you suffer from headaches, anxiety, insomnia or eczema, I could sell you some essential oils that I honestly use and believe in. If you want a good probiotic but aren’t sure where to start, let me tell you about what I take. I’ve been feeling pretty good for the... Read more »