Roller-Coaster Life

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Living Life

We know all the comparisons between life and a roller coaster: Up and down. Wobbly. Creaky. Free-falling. Anticipation. Fear. Ecstacy. Let’s do it again. Make it stop. One more time. OMG never again. I think some people are so much better-equipped than others to handle the roller coaster of life. Maybe it is their nature, maybe it is in their …

Grumplicious

Allison Nazarian Real Life, There, I Said It

This morning I woke up grumpy. Not cheery. Not bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Not ready to face the day. Not chipper. No butterflies and birdies circling my head.  Grumpy. Grumbling about my mediocre (at best) night’s sleep, stressed about my deadlines today, pissy about how I ate over the weekend, at the ready to snap at the first person who might …

The Real Story Behind The Big Story

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

The world of mommy bloggers and mommy blog readers is all a-flutter: One of its most beloved and well-known women, Heather Armstrong (aka “Dooce” of Dooce.com) has separated from her husband. What’s more, she has announced her separation in, fittingly, a very public and bloggy way.  A lot of people care a lot about this story. And, it’s no wonder: …

Who Cares: An Experiment

Allison Nazarian Whatever, Writing Real Life

Every time I publish a blog post, I immediately post a link to the post on twitter and Facebook. That process always annoys me.  Why? For one thing, there is a huge world beyond those places and as someone who makes a living helping others market themselves and their businesses, it irks me that my marketing sphere is limited, apparently …