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found our dream home

How Life Got In The Way, Part 2: We (Finally!) Found Our Dream Home

  Have you ever moved with 3 boys, 3 and under? Do you have a husband who travels often for work and once “gave up” on packing from an apartment and thinks that leaving everything other than his clothes, some small keepsakes/mementos, xbox, and television is a normal thing to do? You do?!  We need […]

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surgery

How Life Got In The Way, Part I: Pelvic (“Lady Parts”) Surgery

Hello Friends! It’s been a while. Actually, nearly a year. I’ve had lots of run-ins with you in the real world and I keep hearing, “I haven’t seen you post anything lately….” Why the sabbatical? Life got complicated. Fast. Where do I begin…? It all started with surgery. No, not the cosmetic kind. More along […]

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A Chaee Filled Life-

A Chaee Filled Life: My Crash Course Into Iranian Culture

How many of you can remember watching ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and laughing at how Greeks use Windex to cure everything? I know I certainly did. Well, in my house it’s not Windex, it’s chaee (‘tea’ in Farsi). I didn’t have a big fat Persian wedding (I’ll save that for another post), but I […]

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My Husband Keeps Asking Me

My Husband Keeps Asking Me, “When Is This Going To Get Easier?”

Alright. It’s 10:20 pm. It’s a Monday night. Two nights ago my husband and I had a ‘staycation’/mini-escape to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach (for F-R-E-E, with an oceanfront suite upgrade…yay Hyatt credit card points!!!). Yet, I’m blogging at this hour, buzzed after numbing my mind on mindless TV (thank you, ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’) […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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Tolerance

My Thanksgiving Wish

There are so many concerns in our day to day lives. As Moms, we have our kids, spouse, health, family, friends, dishes, laundry, housekeeping, this week’s holiday bake sale and 10,000 other things on our minds 10,000 times a day. This isn’t even including the ‘macro’ things like politics, war, race and gender issues, etc. […]

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Poopocalypse now

Poopocalypse Now: My 18 Hour Battle Of The Blowout

Not unlike most stories, mine begins on an average day. It’s a Tuesday. I drop my toddler off at preschool while my one-year-old twins are supervised by a trusted adult. Little can prepare me for what’s in store upon my return… I have entered my home. Is it the apocalypse? No, it’s the poopocalypse. It’s […]

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