Entitlement Parenting: First World Problems

March 06, 2015

It’s hard to even believe these posts are real. From the Glover Park Mom’s Board: I have a unique and somewhat urgent request : we were scheduled to have our anatomy/gender sonogram today but due to the weather our obgyn practice was closed and our gender reveal party is set for Saturday. They operate on […]

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Waiving Contingencies to Compete in a Seller’s Market

February 26, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post ~~~~~ As spring progresses, the real estate market continues to be competitive. Buyers are doing all sorts of things to get houses beyond writing a “pick me” letter. In some cases, the risks they are taking are tough to justify. As an agent, I have to protect my clients […]

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Entitlement Parenting

February 18, 2015

A good friend, Buttercup, and I often share messages from the Mommy-Message-Boards which make us laugh. We then realized this morning: Wait, why aren’t we sharing this with the world? She then wisely followed up with: Because we’re in a public business and we don’t want people to think we’re assholes. Buttercup is right, but […]

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Spring 2015 Real Estate Market Update

January 27, 2015

Also published on the Huffington Post And, we’re off to the races! The spring real estate market in D.C. is about to be in full swing. What spring market conditions would be like was anyone’s guess since leading up to the holidays was just one long coma. Listings were sparse. Buyers were few. Time of […]

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Toddler Vocabulary Hell

January 17, 2015

The Little Pirate has this weird habit of carrying all her things with her from room to room. When she shows up in the middle of the night and wants to get in bed with us and we’re too tired to argue, she inevitably gets out of bed after we let her in, just to […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Change

January 12, 2015

I’m not even going to bother lamenting about the fact that it’s been almost three months since an update. Excuses are for losers. The Little Pirate really got down with Christmas this year. She’s all about that Santy-Clause character as she calls him. In fact, she’s still talking about him. Because Cool Dad and I […]

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Car Seat Nonsense

October 16, 2014

I’ve had this post in the hopper for a few months and then a debate on a friend’s Facebook wall led me back here to dust this off and hit publish. In a nutshell, there was significant commenting about how one person is a certified safety expert or something and they have “scientific proof” that […]

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The Bad Word

October 02, 2014

It was only a matter of time. I went to pick up the Little Pirate from daycare today and her teacher said, “Can I talk to you?” She pulled me aside and said that the Pirate got in trouble today for saying a bad word. My brain reeled. All I could think was, “Fuck! The […]

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Hardcore and Softcore Parenting

September 25, 2014

Perhaps because I’m a child of the 70’s, I think even though my parents were crazy, the way we were raised was best. Parents today seem generally too permissive. I don’t know a lot about it yet, but with the “Everyone’s a Winner” thing, kids are learning you can get what you want by phoning […]

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Monkey Shirt

September 24, 2014

There is suddenly a two year old in the house with wardrobe opinions. Strong, maniacal, meltdown-inducing wardrobe opinions. They’re not so much opinions as terrorist demands coupled with no respect for how the institution of “laundry” works. Listen up Little Pirate, you cannot, I repeat, you cannot eat a chocolate fudgesicle, let it melt down […]

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