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Weekly Thank-You Notes to My Kids

Setting aside yet another moment to let the kiddos how much I appreciate all that they do for me…

The Physics of Curly Hair

They say men like long hair, but “they” clearly have not polled my husband.  That’s right; Mr. Candy has a thing for shorter hair and, back when we...

My Weekly Thank-You Notes to My Kids

You know, I’m always instructing my kids to say “thank you” and I realized… perhaps I should be thanking THEM more, as well.  So in the spirit...

The House Hunt

Miss Skye will go to kindergarten next year (say WHA–?!), which means I have been obsessively researching schools and options in the Los Angeles area.  And by...

The Right Way Versus The Wrong Way to Respond When a Person’s Cat Dies

Perhaps the only debate that gets folks more riled up than the PRO-LIFE VERSUS PRO-CHOICE argument is one of equal importance: CATS VERSUS DOGS!  This is no surprise,...

My Kids Say the Darndest Things: Culinary Request Edition

Kids.  Aren’t they precious?

Stuff My Kids Say: A Preschooler’s Deep Thoughts at the End of Christmas

Some of us take the time to reflect on our blessings at the end of Christmas day.  My preschooler, on the other hand, hopes that the party is just getting

The Cats Explain What They REALLY Want for Christmas

In Venn Diagram form, of course, as cats are prone to doing. Just a sampling of the kind of content I’ll be posting when I launch WOMAN VS. FAMILY (a cartoon...

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Multi-Tasking: Gisele vs. Candy

By now, you’ve all likely seen Gisele’s Instagram shot of her “multi-tasking” at work.  Not to be outdone by the supermodel, I thought I’d...

How to Dance Like a Pro (Well, Like a Preschooler)

Dance parties are a big part of being a parent, especially when you’re the parent of younger children.  I love them because when I am hosting (or am summoned to)...