This Post Is NOT about the Coronavirus; Pinky Nail Promise

I am not going to write about Covid-19, because I’m trying not to think about it. I am also not going to write about the March-school blahs, because I’m trying to avoid them. And I am certainly not going to write about “The Bachelor” and the stupid way the entire season went, complete with radio […]

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Forget Frugal February: It’s a Frivolous First of the Year!

I don’t know what’s happened to me, but we’re only eleven days into February, and I can’t seem to stop making unnecessary purchases. My friend Jill made “no spend January” a thing and saved a bunch of money, and now my daughter Natalie is trying out a “frugal February.” In both cases, the idea is […]

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Bodies of Work: My Take on Shakira and JLo’s Halftime Performance, Because Why Not?

“Raunchy.” “She was on a stripper’s pole for God’s sakes.” “Disgusting.” “Lopez and Shakira are vile.” Ladies, ladies, ladies—of Facebook posts my daughter sent me, Tweets I read online, or comments I overheard from teens in my classroom—were you watching the same halftime show that I was? I mean, seriously. Which of any of you […]

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