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A Chaee Filled Life-

A Chaee Filled Life: My Crash Course Into Iranian Culture

How many of you can remember watching ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and laughing at how Greeks use Windex to cure everything? I know I certainly did. Well, in my house it’s not Windex, it’s chaee (‘tea’ in Farsi). I didn’t have a big fat Persian wedding (I’ll save that for another post), but I […]

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My Husband Keeps Asking Me

My Husband Keeps Asking Me, “When Is This Going To Get Easier?”

Alright. It’s 10:20 pm. It’s a Monday night. Two nights ago my husband and I had a ‘staycation’/mini-escape to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach (for F-R-E-E, with an oceanfront suite upgrade…yay Hyatt credit card points!!!). Yet, I’m blogging at this hour, buzzed after numbing my mind on mindless TV (thank you, ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’) […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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grandparents

Grandparents and the Holidays

Grandparents come in maybe shapes, sizes, and family dysfunctions.  No matter whether the grandparents are near or far, involved or not, there is usually a holiday component to your interaction with them.  For the most part grandparents want to participate in their grandchildren’s holidays, thats usually a given.   Sometimes its hard to predict the […]

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Tolerance

My Thanksgiving Wish

There are so many concerns in our day to day lives. As Moms, we have our kids, spouse, health, family, friends, dishes, laundry, housekeeping, this week’s holiday bake sale and 10,000 other things on our minds 10,000 times a day. This isn’t even including the ‘macro’ things like politics, war, race and gender issues, etc. […]

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