Reading List: The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Reading List: The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler

Meeting new people is hard when you don’t have something inherently in common. And since we moved an hour away from my best mom friends at the beginning of June, it’s been really hard to meet people! So when my new local mom group talked about starting a book club, I, currently being the unemployed […]

Reading List: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, by Masha Gessen

In light of recent events (my polite way of saying “this lunatic administration and their bullshit persecution of the most vulnerable members of American society”), I’ve been particularly interested in political literature. Not able to stomach anything directly about our Imbecile in Chief, I chose to read up on one of his idols, Vladimir Putin. […]

Summer Veggie Kick

Summer Veggie Kick

Fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, and squash are in pretty much every summer recipe I cook. I don’t think it’s by design, but it’s just what sounds good in summertime. Oh, and they’re on sale! The other night I made baked shrimp, sausage, red potatoes, and corn on the cob with Old Bay seasoning. It was […]

Wannabe Weekend Warriors

When I was a kid, as I was loading up my plate of food at dinner time, my mom would always warn me that my eyes were bigger than my tummy. Every single time, I rolled those big eyes, and almost every time, she was right, and I’d end up wasting a bunch of food. Although, […]

Career Center Services

Career Center Services

Wow! After a mandatory 8:30am meeting today (which, TBH, I may have been dreading since I got the letter in the mail a week ago), I’m pleasantly surprised with the local Career Center and the services they offer. The first part of the workshop was a short 30 minute presentation on the services offered, and […]

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

As a consistently rated top performer and loyal employee of 11 years, I never thought in a million years that I’d find myself on unemployment, trying to get approved for state-sponsored health insurance. But last month, a fifteen minute meeting changed everything. I was called into a meeting with an interim department manager and HR, […]

Secret Costs of Pregnancy

Aside from the obvious stuff like maternity clothes for your swollen belly, bigger shoes for your swollen feet, and the absurd costs of medical care and unpaid maternity leave, I’ve discovered some other, less publicized costs of pregnancy. This is the random stuff nobody tells you about. Impulse buys. We’re talking snacks. Powdered mini donuts and chocolate, […]

Pregnancy Week 34

I’ve had a pretty happy, sunshiney pregnancy so far. No complications (knock on wood), not a huge amount of discomfort. Everything according to plan. Basically it’s been pretty easy. But ahhh, in the last couple weeks, how the tides have turned. All of a sudden things are getting a liiiiittle bit rough. So rather than […]

Happy Things #3

Happy Things #3

It’s been a while since I did a Happy Things post, but they are my favorite to write because I literally just sit here and smile thinking about all the good little things that have happened recently. Nursery Progress Our nursery has come so far in a couple short weeks! Despite working 7 days and […]

Work Life vs. Mom Life

Part of me is scared that being at home with baby girl is going to be boring. I know I’ll be busy and tired and hormonal and all those other fun things, but I’m scared to be bored. Will going out for little walks in the neighborhood be enough? Meetups at the zoo or the […]