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Why I Have No Sympathy For The Mom Of The Child Who Shaved Her Head

  I’ve seen way too many instances lately of people thinking they should get by with bad, even illegal, behavior because they’re nice, or they have a great mission, or it’s OK just this once. The most prominent example in my timelines lately is a website that is likely breaking both labor and copyright laws […]

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Why I Have No Sympathy For The Mom Of The Child Who Shaved Her Head

  I’ve seen way too many instances lately of people thinking they should get by with bad, even illegal, behavior because they’re nice, or they have a great mission, or it’s OK just this once. The most prominent example in my timelines lately is a website that is likely breaking both labor and copyright laws […]

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Everybody Freeze, It’s Snowing!

  This morning started like any other. Alarm, snooze, alarm, coffee, wake the boys, breakfast, brushing teeth, fighting about brushing teeth, backpacks packed, out the door… Hold it right there. The boys left with Nick, as I gulped down the remaining dregs of my coffee and hurried to the shower. But then I heard them […]

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Blue Monday

  Did you know today is the worst day of 2014? It’s true. It’s called Blue Monday, and its date each year is based on factors like weather, debt, and time away from the holidays. According to Wikipedia, here’s the formula: “…where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low […]

Food

Pasta All’Amatriciana

  Amatriciana sauce is a Roman favorite. It’s called “all’amatriciana” because it’s “from Amatrice” — Amatrice is a small town in Lazio. Like most Italian dishes, its beauty is in its simplicity. It only has a few ingredients, but the flavors combine to make a dish that seems complicated and gourmet-ish. But you know me […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta

  Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone! This joint holiday won’t happen again for another 80,000 years or so. Good thing cornbread dressing can be kept frozen indefinitely… I’m posting today because I want to share a recipe I made today. If I don’t, I’ll accidentally close the tab out or forget which site the recipe is on […]

Champagne Jell-O Shots

  Kerri and her family graciously hosted a very fun Oscar watch party Sunday night. We were asked to bring a snack. I wanted to make something a little festive and glamorous and sparkly to celebrate the evening. But I also waited till the very last minute to decide what to make and hit the […]

Travel

Jersey Love!

  Disclaimer: this post is about a press trip. Most of my expenses were paid. Nobody told me what to write about the trip, though, because NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO! (Said in my best demanding toddler voice.) Confession: I went to New Jersey fully expecting to enjoy myself, but I did not expect […]

The Jersey Shore Is Open For Business!

  Not long after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, I shared a video from my friend Dawn. Her family’s vacation home in Belmar, New Jersey had suffered extensive damage. Yeah yeah yeah it was a “vacation home.” Plenty of people lost their “real homes” and everything they owned. I get that. But there was […]

Getting Back To Nature — Without Destroying It

  When we had the Prius V, I decided to take it up to one of our favorite spots in Arkansas for the day. Tyler Bend is a National Park on the Buffalo River, and it’s a little slice of heaven. It’s quiet and peaceful, it has nice, clean facilities, a big beach area and […]