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Burn It Down

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Can we be done with the sickness? Please?

I think it may be time to burn the house down.

Although…I do feel like we are at the tail end of the sickness. (But I’ve said that before.)

And of course, we are ending on the lowest of notes, with the worst of patients. My husband.

It seems like everyone’s been sick forever, but I actually know when it all began. Read More »

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My Ovarian Cyst Removal Surgery

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Percocet makes you constipated; who knew?

It’s currently Monday morning and I had my ovarian cyst removal surgery on Thursday.

I have been kind of M.I.A. on social media the past few days as I tried to “take it easy.”

Which, for a mom, doesn’t really work. As you know.

But it’s a nice thought!  Read More »

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It’s Not About the Pasta {Vanderpump Rules}

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What is up with these youngsters?!

Okay, so, my introductory line was “What is up with these youngsters?” but in all fairness, the younger generation shouldn’t have its image tarnished by Jax Taylor, who is a whopping 38 years old.

(If Stassi is to be believed in this week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules.) 

SERIOUSLY?! He is 38 and still pulling this sh*t?! Read More »

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Scary Things!

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Yesterday I faced my fears and crossed two SCARY things off my 2018 To-Do list!

So…I don’t know what came over me yesterday (I wasn’t even drinking wine!), but I made the decision to face my fears and I did two really scary things.

1. I used my Instant Pot for the first time.

AND

2. I did my first Facebook Live video on my blog’s Facebook page.

In case you missed the video, you can watch it below, but basically the story goes like this. Read More »

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Perfectly Imperfect

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My theme for the year…perfectly imperfect.

I usually love a fresh start, especially one that comes with an entirely new year.

But truth be told, I’ve felt a little down in the dumps ever since we rang in 2018. 

Maybe it’s because my Zoloft is numbing my emotions and I’m not experiencing the highs of happiness and motivation that I would normally feel. Read More »

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Unique Stocking Stuffers

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Unique ideas to stuff any stocking!

I usually reserve shopping for stocking stuffers for Christmas Eve.

Which is no fun, let me tell you!

Thankfully this year I’ve ordered some stuff online ahead of time. So now Christmas Eve can be for wrapping presents and sipping Bailey’s by my fake fireplace! Read More »

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Kids Holiday Gift Guide

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A roundup of fun gift suggestions for kids this holiday season!

My kids had some funny things on their Christmas lists this year.

Things like “garage door opener so I can get into the house when you’re not home.” (That was from a six-year-old.)

And “life-size Transfomers Rescue Bots.” Umm yeah. Not happening. Read More »

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Gift Guide for the Tired Mom

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A selection of holiday gifts for the tired mom in your life!

Whether you’re a mom of a kid who isn’t sleeping through the night or you’re just too damn busy to get a full night of sleep, this is the gift guide for you.

Or actually, it’s for whoever is shopping for you.

Know a tired mom? Get her something on this list. Read More »

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Anatomy of The Day Matt Lauer Was Fired

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What a day!

5:45 A.M. Wake up. Empty dishwasher. Make lunch for my husband and daughter. 

7:00 A.M. Get my daughter on the bus. Television is on…but not on NBC, because #kids. Clean kitchen while they watch Lego Ninjago or some crap like that.

7:31 A.M. Get a Voxer (it’s a voice messaging app kind of like a walkie talkie) from my friend Stephanie telling me that Matt Lauer was terminated due to sexual misconduct and they only told Savannah Guthrie right before she went on the air. Read More »

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HOT Black Friday Deals

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Check out all the hottest Black Friday sales and deals!

Maybe you aren’t the type to brave the mall at midnight on Thanksgiving, the official start to Black Friday.

(Don’t worry– that’s not my thing, either!)

I prefer to do my shopping from the comfort of my home in my fuzzy robe and fleece pajamas.  Read More »

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Zoloft {Day 5}

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I met with a psychiatrist and I’m feeling hopeful!

It seemed like forever from the time when I made my appointment with a psychiatrist to the actual date of the appointment…

but it finally arrived and I met with a doctor last week.

I am happy to report that it went SO WELL. Read More »

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7 Reasons to Go See A Bad Moms Christmas

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Here are seven reasons why you should go see A Bad Moms Christmas this holiday season…

You knew that studio execs couldn’t let a blockbuster like Bad Moms get away without a sequel, which is how we got A Bad Moms Christmas, less than a year later.

I don’t want to say that it may have been rushed, but…I just didn’t feel it had quite the same MAGIC that the first movie had.

But alas, it still provided a bunch of laughs and it was the perfect holiday movie to see with my friends.

Here are seven reasons why you need to go see Bad Moms Christmas… Read More »

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Creative Ways to Give Back at Thanksgiving

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Creative ways to give back this Thanksgiving.

I know that when you think of Thanksgiving and you want to help, you think FOOD. 

But Thanksgiving is about so much more. 

It’s about family. Read More »

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The First Step

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Anxiety hits in different ways for different people.

Well, I finally went and did it–

I made an appointment with a psychiatrist.

After a few years of struggling to stop yelling at my kids, I am seeking help of the medicinal variety.

I already know that my husband is going to read this post and give me a hard time. Read More »

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Me Too

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My story of a sexual harassment incident when I was in my teens…

Yesterday actress Alyssa Milano asked any woman who has been sexually harassed or abused to write “Me too” as her status.

From Twitter to Facebook to Instagram, I’ve seen hundreds of people (in my timeline alone) that have raised their hands to say “Yes, I was harassed, too.”


Well, here is my story.

I wasn’t raped. I wasn’t fondled.  Read More »

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Drinking & Tweeting

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Note to self– don’t engage in a Twitter feud while drinking wine.

Sometimes right before I go to bed I will email myself listing the things I’m either worrying about or don’t want to forget for tomorrow.

Last night I was up late watching the Yankees BEAT THE INDIANS AND MOVE ON TO THE ALCS (!!!) and I wrote myself the following email: Read More »

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How to Throw an Awesomely Spooky Halloween Party

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Fun ideas to throw an awesomely spooky Halloween party!

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a fun little soirée for the kids!

My neighborhood likes to have a spooky get-together for the children each year.

Here are some ideas I’ve come up with to throw an awesomely spooky Halloween party! Read More »

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Feeling Inspired

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I’m feeling inspired on this lovely Saturday morning!

Good morning everyone!

I am feeling inspired on this Saturday morning, and in a week that has been filled with so much despair, I thought I’d better get all my thoughts down before they go away.

It certainly is not a convenient time for me to be feeling inspired to write a blog post RIGHT NOW, at 7:21 A.M. on a weekend morning.

Various children of mine woke me up at various points of the night, so I’m tired. (But aren’t we always tired?) Read More »

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Post-Sobriety Diaries {An Update}

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An update on my life since I finished 30 days of being sober…

If you followed along with The Sobriety Diaries, maybe you’re feeling like you’re in withdrawal (alcohol joke– ha!).

I haven’t written about drinking in over a week, so here goes…

My thirty days without alcohol ended and I resumed my drinking life.  Read More »