living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

Have you seen my mind? I lost it today.

I’m convinced that before too many more days go by, I’ll be that crazy person who puts her phone in the microwave or can’t find her keys because they’re in the freezer, while the ice cream is melting in her purse. Mornings are a little bit more hectic with a baby. (All the seasoned parents are laughing at me now.) Mornings have never been my favorite time of the day, but trying to wrangle an...

Back from the Blogging Break.

It’s been almost two months since I posted here. A whole pile of things contributed to the break: taking care of a baby, returning to work after maternity leave, adjusting to a new schedule and, especially, frustration at the repeated hacks on this blog. Fortunately, my friends at Philsquare fixed the blog problem. If you have website drama, call them. They’ll help. Unfortunately, Philsquare...

Be Nice, You’ll Get What You Want More Often.

Here’s a life lesson, people: be nice. I spent twelve years working in the world of college financial aid. As you can imagine, I encountered a lot of angry, upset and frustrated students and parents. And I can sympathize— student loans are a volatile and complicated subject that brings out the worst in people. However, the people I spent the most time with and bent over backwards to help? The ones who were...

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