Sunday, February 26, 2017

Why is it so warm in February??

Six random outcomes related to the bizarrely warm February weather we're currently experiencing: 
(1) Children are all wearing shorts. I consider wearing shorts. My shorts have all mysteriously shrunk one size since last summer. Curious.
(2) Dogs suddenly begin to shed enough fur to make entirely new dogs, every day. Vacuum cleaner breaks.
(3) Pre-pedicure wearing of flip flops occur, also known as the "Baring of the Hooves"
(4) Laundry forgotten in washing machine grows the stink in less than one day.
(5) Restless and antsy children who want to eat all of the food (and then ask for a snack five minutes later).
(6) First time it has actually made sense to walk into Target in February and see tank tops and sandals everywhere. WHY DID I EVER DOUBT YOU, TARGET?

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Monday, February 13, 2017

IT FINALLY HAPPENED.

Please note: If you ever run into me, there is a 90%
chance it will be at Target & that I will be wearing jeans
and a black shirt to hide my boob stain from my coffee.
Well, everyone, my greatest wish as a blogger has finally come true: I am getting paid to shop at Target and write about it. The timing could not have been better either, because the week that the very special and important product (Persil ProClean) became available nationwide at Target was also the week that my family got hit with the flu. 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the third most annoying thing about the stomach flu is the amount of laundry it creates. Laundry is not one of my skills as an adult human under the best of circumstances and a norovirus outbreak in my house is definitely not normal. So let’s just say I got to test Persil ProClean under some high-stakes circumstances. I’m delighted to tell you that it worked really well, which is a huge relief because I have never wanted to a sponsored post to work out more in my life.

Once someone in my house gets sick enough that we’re elevated to code yellow “sick day” status, I usually end up in one of two places - the pediatrician’s office or Target, often both. Otherwise, I can be found at home in my stretchy pants, snuggling and watching Netflix with the small invalid in question. So once I realized what was going on in my house, I made a list and headed out to get provisions. 

Here is my list:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Orbital Space is Finite

I recently listened to a podcast about space junk, the man-made debris floating around in Earth’s orbit. It discussed how one Cold War-era rocket booster over time may break into 100 smaller pieces of debris, which eventually break into 1,000 bits of space junk. It all spins around the planet, occasionally crashing into things, which creates exponentially more and smaller debris.

All these little pieces are not gently floating around us in a Hollywood version of zero gravity. They’re moving at incredibly high speed. Millions of tiny pieces of shrapnel, which we know will inevitably cause damage to the satellites and the things in our orbit that we view as important and useful. Like HBO.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy New Year video!

This is what happens when Responsibility.org gives 14 bloggers confetti, ugly sweaters and a video camera.



This post is sponsored by Responsibility.org as part of their #StartsWithMe campaign, encouraging families to talk early, talk often, and be healthy. All the opinions are my own because no one is the boss of me. I'm very proud to be part of the #TalkEarly blogger team this year. 
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How I approach the holidays, so as not to lose my mind

As many of you know, I work with responsibility.org and this month they asked me to write about how I keep my stress level down around the holidays. This is an important topic for me because after loving Christmas my whole life, I realized a few years ago I had totally lost my holiday spirit.

In fact, I found the process of managing Christmas as a mom and an adult to be frankly horrible. For years, by mid-December I was giant ball of stress and feeling like this:

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