Having Teenagers Is Weird

Allison Nazarian Bittersweet, Having Kids, Real Life

Before I had kids, I’d  heard all the stories. Everyone has them, and sometimes too many of them will share ’em with you. Lots of them. About childbirth, bottles vs. the breast, sleeping, pooping, bathing, feeding, Onesies…you name it, someone has a story (or 10) for you. It can be scary in those early days, but everyone gets through it. …

Top 3 Reasons You Are Disappointed

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life

You are seeking instant gratification. The “Magic Pill” theory. Quick weight loss, instant love, one month to riches…blah blah blah. Everyone is promising it. They have “the secret” or “the way.” Even better, they can teach you their secrets and their way! Just call this 1-800 number or give your credit card number or take this pill. We want and …

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 …

Validate Me

Allison Nazarian Healing, Life Lessons, Real Life

I know you are seeking it. We all are. The word that will make it worthwhile. The stamp to your parking ticket. The “You’re doing great, keep going.” The sign that you are a good fit. That you are not off-base. That the thing you are doing or the word you are saying is acceptable. To them. That it isn’t …

Is Your Life Like A Can Of Fluff?

Allison Nazarian Real Life, Whatever

Some nights, as I look back over the day I have just lived,  I think to myself, “That happened this morning? That seems like a million years ago!” The amount of communications we engage in, To-Dos we cross off, stuff we buy and consume, thoughts we entertain, more thoughts that pass us by and breaths we take in a day …