Quite the Treat for Father’s Day

Disclosure: I received free credits from Treat.com in exchange for writing about my experience. All views expressed are my own. If you’re like me, you always remember to buy greeting cards for special occasions–just as you’re driving away from the … Continue reading

Things I Don’t Get

These aren’t things I hate. I just don’t see what the big damn deal is. Pro sports Dr. Who Kate Winslet’s acting Neon clothing and accessories Jackass and Tosh.0 and shadenfreude directed toward strangers (actually, I do kind of hate … Continue reading

Cheap Clothes Can Cost Too Much

When Baguette was a newborn, we were very careful about sourcing her toys. We worked hard to buy toys that were made with safe materials, by companies that treated their workers decently. I will be the first to admit that … Continue reading

An Interesting Monster Needs an Interesting Hairdo

No More Tears and No More Tangles–that’s what my mom used on me. And it’s what we used on Baguette, once her hair got long enough to tangle. But it turns out that’s not enough any more. Baguette’s hair is … Continue reading

Of Shoes, and Ships, and . . . No, Just Shoes

Jill Pinnella Corso of Back Home Blog has a post that strikes a chord with me. It’s about shoes. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I wore a lot of heels. And by that, I mean that I … Continue reading

More Random Thoughts: Insomniac Edition

I’ve been crazy busy for the last couple of weeks, which means that I haven’t had time to think enough to develop a real blog post. It doesn’t help that Baguette has had several bad nights of sleep. Apparently tonight … Continue reading

Dr. Strangekit – Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying (a little) and Love the Big One (a little)

For those of you who asked about our earthquake kits, here is the first in a series of guest posts by Mr. Sandwich, our family’s Emergency Management Coordinator. What I remember about that morning of January 17th was the sound … Continue reading

10 Things I Found in My Closet

This week’s Monday Listicles asks us to share 10 things from our closets. Ta da! A pile of clothes to be donated. An empty shoebox. A shoebox with unworn crosstrainers. A backpack filled with emergency supplies. Another backpack filled with … Continue reading