My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

Posts made in March, 2013

Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

By on Mar 12, 2013 in MOMocrats | 1 comment

I am proud to be a participant in the Lean In blog carnival today at MomsRising.org . I’ve been thinking a lot about women and our place in society the last couple of weeks. This is appropriate, as it is Women’s History Month and was kicked off at PBS with “Makers,” a three-hour documentary on the “second-wave” women’s movement.I sat down to watch it last weekend...

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This Week’s Challenge: Tax-ing Commitments

This Week’s Challenge: Tax-ing Commitments

By on Mar 11, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

“I don’t know why it takes you so long to get your taxes done,” my sister sniffed at me after I complained that I was still working on mine. That was about three weeks ago. I don’t know why it takes me so long either — especially since I work with an enrolled agent, who prepares the actual tax returns.  I just know it does. I finally...

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Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

Daylight Savings Time Sucks. So Does Losing Your Neighborhood Market.

By on Mar 10, 2013 in Blather, Food and Drink | 1 comment

I’m not up yet. I wrote this on Friday, before Daylight Savings Time robbed me of a precious hour. When I do get up, I will be tired — and probably unable to string more than a couple of thoughts together at a time. My favorite day of the year is the day we Fall Back. Getting an extra hour puts me in a wonderful mood, because no matter how late I am...

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The “Shtupper-ware Party”

The “Shtupper-ware Party”

By on Mar 8, 2013 in Mom Life, Original Blogsta | 1 comment

The social circuit in suburbia includes a number of sales parties: for housewares, jewelry — and sex toys. Another in a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10’s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This one is from February, 2009. It has been slightly revised. We’d been talking about having a Girls Night Out for a while, so...

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My Mail is Annoying Me

My Mail is Annoying Me

By on Mar 6, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

Yesterday was awesome: I awoke early, I was able to get right to work and I managed to cross several items off my to-do list. I cannot remember the last time I had a day like that, and I expected to keep it up today. It didn’t happen. As is often the case, I got sidetracked. During the Wednesday MOMocrats podcast, my friend Karoli said something that begged to...

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