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The Girl With Moxie
NaBloPoMo 2014: Let’s Do This Despite a Raging Headache

I’m poking around on HootSuite, reading through tweets on my 4 different accounts, and I see something about NaBloPoMo. I’ve done it before, and I like deadlines and discipline when it comes to writing, so I go sign up, choosing … Continue reading

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
A Little Self-Awareness Never Hurt Anyone

It’s not every single day, or maybe it is, when a moment presents itself to us that just stinks of importance. That is, if one is interested in taking their human experience to the next level. It is in these moments that people could benefit greatly from a little reflection, and time to allow...

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renegade mothering
I was going to hate Disneyland.

I was going to hate Disneyland.

When we walked into Disneyland I looked around and thought “I have either entered the happiest place on earth or the axis of evil, but it sure is clean!” I’ll admit it. I was skeptical. The price alone made me hate it. Then you add princesses and rides and masses of humanity and I...

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The Blue Muse
Is tone deafness mind over matter? My Halloween costume is on the line.

Oct 27, 2014
Is tone deafness mind over matter? My Halloween costume is on the line.

Any ideas on how to make a giant slug costume?"I'm watching you WazOWski," I said while piling broccoli onto our plates."No! It's 'I'm watching you Wazowski," Mr. T said, cracking pepper over the greenery and dropping a note on the last syllable."WazOW...

renegade mothering
I don’t hate you, but I’ll probably ignore your parenting advice

I don’t hate you, but I’ll probably ignore your parenting advice

A few years ago, when I started this blog, I created the tagline “Join me in the fight against helpful parenting advice.” This is, of course, a joke. But like most jokes, it’s also true. I’m pretty sure my special talent is the ability to shoot down parenting advice in midair. This is not...

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Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Nine Things You Don’t Need to Know About Me

Lately, Facebook has been deluged with a “game” in which participants are tasked with divulging some random number of things about themselves that others might not be aware of. If you click “like” on someone’s list, you get a number assigned and you are supposed to play. I have not participated in the Facebook...

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The Girl With Moxie
The Song that Shuts Down Idiots Every Time

So in the last 24 hours, we’ve learned that actress Renee Zellweger doesn’t look the way she did back when Bridget Jones’ Diary or Jerry Maguire came out. Many people have been making it their mission to say exactly what they think … Continue reading

Nanny Goats in Panties
I’ve Got All the Bells and Whistles

I’ve Got All the Bells and Whistles

I think I have adoraphobia. It’s like the little fuzzy kitten version of agoraphobia where I am capable of leaving the house, I just don’t want to. Isn’t that cute? Okay, it’s official. I’ve become one of those people that won’t shut up about their health problems (oh, my aching back!). To wit:  ...

Chronicles of Nothing
Happy Information Overload Day?

Happy Information Overload Day?

As I was looking for new and interesting things to share on the Twitter, I was looking at the random holidays on this website and found Information Overload Day. It’s October 21st this year. and was created by the Information Overload Research Group whose mission is stated thusly, “IORG brings together research, solutions, and...

renegade mothering
Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have killed my son

Today I made a mistake that could have cost my son his life. You know we all look at those parents who forget their kid in the car due to a change in routine or stop watching them for 5 minutes near a body of water, or make some other fatal error in judgment,...

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