California Livin'

This One is for All the Parents Out There

It has been a jam packed summer at the Wilson house. We did Seattle at the end of June, followed by Fourth of July smack in the middle of the week, and then cousins from the East Coast came to visit last week. It didn't leave much time for writing which left me grumpy but… Continue reading This One is for All the Parents Out There

Word Therapy

Yelp Gold Status

I handed the girl the picture from the magazine with a hopeful smile. She set it down on her station and started running her fingers through my hair. I was 13 years old and had been growing my hair out for a few years. I was excited for my new style after being tormented at… Continue reading Yelp Gold Status

Wellness · Word Therapy


I love how you can be sitting on the beach in pure sunshine and calm waves when all of the sudden it starts to rain so fast it's like mist when it hits the sand. Five minutes later the sun is back out. We spent a lot of time on the beach, only going up… Continue reading Vacay

Calming the Voices · Word Therapy

Action Hero Mad

I am in a partial building where I am blow drying my hair. I am talking to Pete Davidson and Tracey Morgan at one point. I told Pete I was concerned about his Ariana engagement but that I wished him well. I am yelling at my kids to get ready as we are already late… Continue reading Action Hero Mad

California Livin'

Summer Vacation

Operation make the kids so tired they can't fight (aka, summer break) hit the ground running this past weekend. Saturday we saw Solo (don't listen to the haters, it was great) and Sunday we spent the day in LA with friends. First stop was Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for breakfast: Goodies for daaaaayyzzz Yes, I took… Continue reading Summer Vacation

California Livin' · Good Things

The OC, Part Deux

The country is moving one step closer every day to becoming Gilead. My rage is leaving me exhausted and sad. I feel like I have been shouting from a cliff since November 2016 and only my echo is answering me. But we only have 7 days until the last day of school. The holiday weekend… Continue reading The OC, Part Deux

Good Things · Wellness

Adult Daycare

“Can I ask you for your honest opinion?”, I asked the lady with the black hair, cool Buddy Holly glasses, and denim shirt. “Of course,” she said as she stopped and gave me her full attention. I held up the silky grape colored shirt with the muted flowers on it. “Is this too old lady?”… Continue reading Adult Daycare