An Open Letter to the Asshole Who Hit My Car

you assholeDear Mean Lady Who Was Speeding Through the Parking Lot and Because I Was Backing Out of My Space (Even Thought I Was Going Very Slowly and You Were Speeding) Our Insurance Companies are Putting All of the Liability on Me:

Did you get some email from the Universe that told you my family is on a budget and driving two 10-year-old cars that are barely worth fixing anyway? So it was your day to drive without caution and smack your fancy SUV into my little old plastic car?

You charged out of your car, all accusatory and angry, without a thought to my personal safety. When someone plows into a vehicle, a good person’s response is “OMG are you okay?” But with me, you were just angry that this happened, and told me it was my fault, when it was clear to both of us that it was yours.

And now here I am, a mother on a budget, who was working a freelance job to make a little extra to help us get by, and my insurance is going to a) not cover the damages to my car and b) most likely increase. And you, a fancy woman with a luxury SUV and very expensive looking plastic surgery, get to have it all taken care of because of your lie. I hope there is a charitable side to you that inspires you to take the money you would be spending on the insurance increase that in a just world would be YOURS, and donate it to a shelter or better yet a diaper donation drive.

Fuck you.

The end.

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The Zombie Apocalypse Is Real With K’NEX Plants Vs. Zombies Building Sets

IMG_4331Color me surprised that the first Plants vs. Zombies toys we got to play with in real life were made by K’NEX!

And when I say “we” I mean not me at all. Just my kids and my husband. Because when it comes to building toys that consist of a million little pieces, I am never allowed in on the fun.

My kids and I all love the PopCap game for both computer and iPad. I’m pretty sure the kids beat both games already, while I’m still trying to grow my gold plant on version 1.


Kyle was more into building it, and then left it alone. Brady, the 7-year-old who loves imaginary play, battles his “guys” against each other, took to this toy instantly. Also a fan of projectiles, he enjoyed shooting the real-life pea shooter over and over…and over…again.

The set we played with is supposed to look like the Wild West level of the game, but my kids never put the included stickers on it. They just built it and ran.

This is the first K’NEX set I have ever had, either as a child or a parent, and I was pleased. I was amazed by this physical manifestation of an imaginary world we have seen only in the computer and iPad.


The little zombie guys are so spot on! And something new (to me at least) that this toy brings to life is the “shooting gallery” in which you can actually shoot a pea at a target.

I just wish more peas came with this set!

Plants vs. Zombies Wild West Skirmish Building Set by K’NEX, $29.99. I received a complimentary set to facilitate this feature.


Join Us for #FabChat Twitter Party 9/10/14: Back To School Wellness For Moms Sponsored by youthH2O

youthh2o twitter party invite

#Fabchat is back, everybody! We started up again this week with a Back to School/Back to Mom hour yesterday that was really fun, and next week our topic is focused on Wellness. What better time to return our attention to our own selves than the back-to-school season, right?

Wellness brand youthH2O will be joining us for the whole hour and providing prizes. Their Age Defying System is a proprietary blend of powerful superfoods and nutrients designed to stimulate, replenish, and reactivate youthful elements and nutrients in your body, fight against the signs of aging and give you CAFFEINE FREE energy. I have been taking a daily dose of youthH2O and it’s giving me extended energy without any extra coffee!

I’d be delighted for you to join the regular #FabChat crew along with youthH2O and their celebrity spokeswoman Evelyn Lozada to chat about how to get our wellness groove back now that the kids are back in school. We will learn all about the fabulous benefits of regularly taking youthH2O Age Defying Superfood System and there will be fabulous prizes too! You MUST RVSP on the post below and follow the sponsor and all the hosts to be eligible to win prizes. Here are the details:

What: #FabChat Back To School Wellness for Moms Twitter Party Sponsored by youthH2O – This Chat will focus on all things wellness, tips & tricks for getting you back on track

When: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 10-11am PST

Follow the Hashtag: #FabChat

Follow the Hosts: @romyraves ~ @kimtracyprince ~ @yvonneinla ~ @SAuerswald ~ @MomsLA

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Tweet with Us: Excited 2 join Back to School Wellness for Moms #FabChat Twitter Party 9/10 @ 10am PT #sp by @youthH2O – RSVP at the bottom of this post:

Prizes: During the Party, we’ll be giving away 5 awesome prizes valued at $500 in total! You must RSVP in the link below and join the party to be eligible to win

  • 4 Prize Packs will be given out throughout the party to four different winners and each includes: A one month supply of youthH2O, a t-shirt & a $25 VISA Gift Card – each pack valued at $75
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