Fun Facts about Leap Year

Did you realize that 2020 is a leap year? That’s right – it’s that special time when our calendars add an extra day. It adjusts our Gregorian calendar to match the actual time it takes the Earth to travel around the sun. It’s the day when people pretend to cry so that “Leap Day William” [ keep reading ]

February is a little more interesting in a leap year

leap year, february in scrabble letters

Okay, lazies, you can’t drop the “R” in Feb-RU-ary. It’s not pronounced FebYOUary, like JanYOUary. Just want to get that out of the way. Some may see the extra “R” as too complicated to pronounce, but it is part of the charm of the month. Even more charming this year is that it is a [ keep reading ]

The Struggles of Becoming a Morning Person

Man covering his face with his hands

Morning people. Ugh. You know, those cheerful songbirds who spring out of bed with a smile on their face ready to take on the world? Are you one of these weirdos? I hate you. But at the same time, I admire you. I envy you. I want to be like you. How do you do [ keep reading ]

Baby names: How to choose to avoid regrets

baby names, cute baby

Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful, mysterious, miraculous and exciting experiences of a lifetime. Then again, it can also be highly stressful as well. This is especially true the first time around when you suddenly realize you’re morally and legally responsible for another human being’s life! Amid the joy of preparing [ keep reading ]

The Best Christmas Gifts

We’re another week closer to Christmas, people! How’s the holiday shopping going? Last week, I shared the ten worst Christmas gifts (in my opinion) and it caused a lot of discussion among friends of mine who are now disappointed that they can no longer gift me scented candles with reckless abandon. There is another side [ keep reading ]

When one door closes, another restaurant opens

restaurant, closed sign

Noralli’s is gone. Not Noralli’s Pizza, but Noralli’s Pizza and Subs, which took over the space when Noralli’s Pizza closed. The restaurant occupied a tiny storefront on the lonely east end of a dying shopping plaza. Once there was a thriving grocery store right in the center of this plaza, and I was quite disappointed [ keep reading ]

So You Love Winter? You’re Lying to Yourself


This year, I set a goal to be more optimistic. 2019 has been the year of positivity for me. Over the years, my default pessimistic outlook on life has taken a toll on my mental health. I owe it to myself and my family to show up every day as the best version of myself, [ keep reading ]

Celebrity fun facts to lighten your day

Hollywood, sign in hills

Are you feeling it? There’s an atmosphere of mixed anticipation-slash-anxiety as the official 2019 holiday season swiftly approaches for kick-off. If you need a break from planning your Thanksgiving menu or guest list, I’ve compiled a short list of celebrity fun facts to lighten the load. I have a dear friend from high school who [ keep reading ]

Whippet Good: The Best Kept Secret in the Dog World


I’m here to make a confession. I was never a dog person. In fact, I had an acute disdain for canines. To me, dogs were an infinite chore. They were smelly, messy, and didn’t belong in the house. I swore I’d never own a dog. Before you label me a monster, let me assure you [ keep reading ]

Pet peeves: Store clerks are driving me nuts

pet peeves, grocery store

Before I get one step closer to the rest of this post, I wish to add a disclaimer. The pet peeves I’m about to discuss have nothing to do with my local grocery store. I love the clerks there and my kids and I look forward to seeing them. Now that that’s taken care of, [ keep reading ]

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