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The 5 Stages of Building an Obscenely Large Dollhouse

Oh, man, am I in trouble. My mom wanted to buy Viv a dollhouse and requested my input on which kind to get.  I found a Kidkraft model online that looked perfect — colorful, creative, and fun.  It even had an elevator, just like the Barbie Dream House that rocked my world circa 1978.  So […]

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Rethinking “Vacation”

This Thanksgiving, we got out of town, driving down to Laguna Beach with Grandma and my brother and sister-in-law–Viv’s adored Uncle Jordan and Aunt Lana. Look at them, all relaxed and well-rested, wearing designer sunglasses without fear.  Yeah, they don’t have kids yet.

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​Instructions for Robot, aka the 30 Things I Do Most Each Day

Have you ever seen The Stepford Wives—the awesome original or the campy/crappy remake? I got to thinking about the robot that would replace me if I lived in Stepford, and how easy it would be to program it.  There are only about 30 things that I do all day – I just do each of […]

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Swede and Sour

I’m not just a fake blonde—I’m something of a Swedophile.  I drive a Volvo, cared for by Bjorn at the Swedish Otto Kleenik.   I enjoy lingonberry jam.  My favorite muppet is the Swedish Chef. But Ikea, we need to talk.

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