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50 things I loved about summer as a kid

About a month ago, we started having these 2-3 days stints where the weather was absolutely beautiful.Okay, "absolutely beautiful" may be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was warm enough that I didn't have to contend with trying to wrangle my 2-year-old into her thick coat, hat, mitts, and boots, so...Read More

Category : Mobile posts

Tags : Summer Summer as a kid

Dated : 2021-04-07 01:23:40

Why I don’t sit on public toilets

I've been dreaming a lot about summer lately, which made me remember all of the trips we did when I was a kid.There was the road trip to Virginia (when I had to do my business on the side of a very busy highway), Pennsylvania (when my Mom had too many martinis at the hotel bar and puked the whole wa...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Tags : Road trips

Dated : 2021-04-07 00:23:40

Why we’re not winning any athlete-of-the-year awards

Remember last week when I screwed up the times of our first outdoor sports program, unleashed my PMS rage on another human being, and admitted I hate organized fun?If you missed that post, you can read it HERE.Well, the good news is that I found it in my heart to give it another try, and even manage...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 23:23:40

Why small breasts are better

Last week was a rough one for me.(Spoiler alert: I'm fine)It started about a year ago when I found a lump in my right breast. To say I was scared is an understatement, but an ultrasound soon confirmed it was nothing to worry about, and my doctor suggested we stay on top of things and do a follow-up ...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 22:23:40

15 reasons to celebrate the end of summer

Well, it's official.Summer is over.Fall has arrived.And I will be rocking in the corner for the next 8 months, hoping and praying cold and flu season is kind to us.But before I do that, I have a confession to make: I kind of like the fall.When I was growing up in Asia, we only had 2 seasons – hot ...Read More

Category : Funny lists

Tags : Summer

Dated : 2021-04-06 21:23:40

Worst first day of school. Ever.

It seems like every time I've logged into one of my social media accounts over the last month or so, someone has been talking about the first day of school.I've read posts about back-to-school shopping.I've seen the cutest first-day-of-school pictures.I've comforted a couple of moms after they've en...Read More

Category : Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 20:23:40

A funny but awkward experience involving me, my husband, and an order of Thai food

We ordered Thai food the other night, and it reminded me of a funny, but awkward, experience I had on a date with my husband shortly after we started dating, and I couldn't resist sharing the story with you. Enjoy!When The Hubs and I were first dating, we ordered a lot of Thai food.Why?Because it wa...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 19:23:40

7 reasons to celebrate the end of naps

We've had a lot going on over at the Ryan household this summer.Our first family vacation.Mornings at the zoo.Afternoons at the park.Failed outdoor sports programs.You get the idea.The funny thing is, despite the fact that I am not one for organized fun, I've had an amazing time this summer. Taking ...Read More

Category : Family Mobile posts Parenting

Dated : 2021-04-06 18:23:40

What do you say to a naked waiter?

Sixth grade was an awesome year for me.I developed my first celebrity crush (Patrick Swayze), I developed my first real-life crush (Nicholas), I got my period (yuck), and I made the kind of friends that last a lifetime.The only trouble is, one of those friends was a lot cooler than the rest of us. S...Read More

Category : Funny stories Growing up in asia

Dated : 2021-04-06 17:23:40

Why public speaking scares the snot out of me

Do you have a fear of public speaking?I do.Which is kind of funny since I wanted to be an actress when I was a kid.Given the choice, I'd much rather slave over a presentation and let someone else take all the credit for my work than stand behind a podium and deliver it myself.I can't help it.The mer...Read More

Category : Funny stories

Dated : 2021-04-06 16:23:40