Frugal, Minimalist Wannabe Baby Registry

When I was pregnant and it was time to make my baby registry, I attacked it the only way a neurotic over-thinker knows how. I Googled for hours on end: "must-have baby registry"; "what you don't really need for your baby"; "minimalist baby registry"; "WTF is a wipes warmer". I realized that I was going … Continue reading Frugal, Minimalist Wannabe Baby Registry


Kids’ Consignment: January 2018 Haul

My favorite biannual sale came around this weekend! Described here in my intro to kids’ consignment sales, the grab bag clearance sale is a great opportunity to buy clothes at rock bottom prices. They structured the sale differently this year, turning a one-day zoo into a three-day slightly-less-mad madhouse. Friday was 70% off clearance, Saturday … Continue reading Kids’ Consignment: January 2018 Haul

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Under $40 Finds (Women’s Clothing)

Every July, Nordstrom fans everywhere lose their minds a little bit when the Anniversary Sale comes around. What they (we? I guess it's a we) love about it is that it's not a sale on last season's stuff heading out the door, but a sale on the upcoming season's merchandise just as it's arriving in … Continue reading The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Under $40 Finds (Women’s Clothing)

Wonder Woman and Wrestling with Feminism

I saw Wonder Woman a couple weeks ago, the week it opened, and I was blown away. I was admittedly influenced by the reviews that had come out, and had primed myself for an amazing movie experience. What happened during those two hours and twenty-one minutes was a bit more than just "amazing." Three … Continue reading Wonder Woman and Wrestling with Feminism

Denial Isn’t Just an Avocado in Egypt

You’ve probably heard of the interview on Australia’s “60 Minutes” featuring an Australian millionaire (apparently, the family-assisted kind and not the self-made kind) admonishing millennials for their avocado toast habits, which are preventing them from becoming home-owners. If you just read that sentence, this sounds like the tone-deaf spewing of an out-of-touch elitist. And if … Continue reading Denial Isn’t Just an Avocado in Egypt