I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid. I think maybe it was because in the early 80’s when they really took off and became popular I was too old to play with dolls. Or maybe it was because they were ugly as shit. Whichever it was, the fact that I was never a fan became […]

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  • Lara - What a wonderful story. My son was born six weeks early due to preeclampsia, and I had to have an emergency C-section. He was only in the hospital for three weeks (learning to suck/swallow/breathe), but the scrubbing and the watching and the waiting was the worst. He wasn’t as small as your daughter, but he seemed tiny to me, and the fact that he had to lay in a box and not in my arms was horrifying.

    Now he’s 14, and into skateboarding and video games and drawing, and you’d never know he struggled. But sometimes I’ll smell a certain soap, and it will take me RIGHT back to that scrubbing room. Or I’ll hear a song that I sang to him in the NICU (“Baby Mine” from Dumbo is a particularly rough one), and I’ll see that little 4 lb bundle of blankets and wires again.

    Happy birthday to your little bird.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Sorry for the delayed response, but I somehow just saw your wonderful comment, and oh, my, do I know what you mean! For me it is the song “As I lay me down” by Sophie B. Hawkins. It seemed to ALWAYS be playing when I was spending my days in the NICU back in 1995. Ironically, “Baby Mine” is the song I sang to her every night until she was about 8 years old! So happy to know your son thrived. Aren’t they amazing? Thanks again for chiming in. xoReplyCancel

After a blog hiatus of waaay too long, I’m back, ya’ll, and honestly, if you’re a loyal YMFT reader it’s really not all that shocking what’s motivated this unsolicited advice today. You guys know I’m powerless when it comes to scoping out the new TV season. Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D I mean, […]

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  • Snarkfest - Ok I so badly wanted to love Designated Survivor but I just didn’t follow through after the first few episodes. Probably because it was on a night when we had stuff going on, but I at least made the conscious effort to binge watch ‘This Is Us’ (also on a night we had stuff to do). Should I go back and binge on Keifer in prep for season 2??

    Also, will I get pummeled with rotten tomatoes for admitting that I don’t recall ever watching a single episode of Will & Grace from start to finish?ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - I didn’t ever watch Designated Survivor last year after listing it as a show I was excited to see! I think I also got overwhelmed. And you can catch up on every season of Will & Grace on the NBC app. Do it and I will not pummel you.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 10 Days in the Valley looks good.
    Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen (Parenthood!)ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Ooh I didn’t read about that one. I’ll have to check it out. Joel is on The Menendez Brothers one! And Kristina is on the Jeremy Piven one that looks disturbing. :SReplyCancel

  • Tiff - I absolutely love everything fall tv! I try to be objective about the shows because I never know which ones I’m going to end up liking.
    I watched The Good Doctor & Me, Myself & I already & I thought the first episodes were really good.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Same! I reallly liked Me, Myself & I (fingers crossed it can keep up and stay up), and I liked The Good Doctor but watching the clips of the shows to come made me mad. I’m not liking the tension and bullying from the head surgeon. It feels sooo expected.ReplyCancel

  • Lara - I pretty much stalked my mailbox until this issue of EW came out, and then I SAT DOWN FIVE MINUTES AFTER IT ARRIVED with my two pieces of paper and a pen. Because of course I need one list by day of the week, so I can make sure everything’s set on the DVR, and then another list broken down by date of first airing…so I don’t miss anything that’s too far in the future for my DVR to set.

    I am probably most stoked for The Good Doctor and The Gifted.ReplyCancel

No need to adjust your antennae, refresh your browser, or rush to the DMV to get your vision checked, you guys. You’re absolutely seeing this correctly. Post #2 in the same week. It’s practically like the first years of YMFT, isn’t it? You know, the years between 2012 and 2014 where I took the oversharing thing […]

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  • Ronda - Avocado toast is my favorite and lately I’ve been having it with Bacon Jam – so good! and a Egg.ReplyCancel

  • Elena Alvarado - My BFF sends me your blog posts that she feels are pertinent to me. I am cheating on my wife with avocados. No, I’m not even kidding. I post about avocados so much my wife wonders who I actually married. She sent me the same picture you have (your Emoticon in the avocado) in a text once and I have it saved as the picture that comes up when she calls me.

    Seriously, my love for avocado knows no bounds. I’ve scrambled one into eggs with cheese and turkey sausage because there is NEVER a good reason to waste an avocado. Besides, a little brown won’t kill ya.

    If I could grow anything successfully besides the child I had in my uterus almost 24 years ago, I’d grow avocados and I would have avocado parties and then I would travel the world just talking about avocados and all their wonder. They are a severely underrated and underused vegetables. Ok.. maybe it’s not underused but I say that just to make a point.

    Anyway, thank you for this blog. Big ups to Avocados. And you! 😉ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - I do not know how I didn’t see this until now, but sister, YOU ARE MY SISTA!! I could eat avocado on everything. I hate broccoli, but topped with avocado I’d probably love it. My phone case is avocados. I have an avocado pin on my jean jacket. Point is, I HEAR YOU!! I just made a chicken/rice/black bean bowl and chopped up an entire avocado because good fats are good for you (check the blog by week’s end for the recipe). Thank you for your comment and for your shared love!! #liveloveavocadosReplyCancel

Last week my husband left for a nine day business trip in China. However you want to pronounce it, all I know is this: It’s the longest — in both miles and minutes — we’ve been apart in about 27 years. In our defense, we’re not big travelers. Or live exciting lives. But really, when my husband […]

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  • Julia - I love this and can relate. I’m 9 years into my second marriage and we would truly rather be with each other than other people. I think part of the demise of my first marriage was that we eventually led completely separate lives (even though we had a toddler together).
    Now, my current husband and I have 4 kids together and we carve out as much alone time as possible and can’t wait to be empty nesters. My husband worked from home the first 7 years of our marriage and I’m a stay at home mom-I miss him now that he has to go into an office every day. That’s how I know I made a great choice this time…
    I’m happy for you!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Thank you for your nice comment! So happy you can relate!! And happy that you found your lobster, too!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lucia P - Haa! Not just trying to get in your good graces (though I’d like to be) but my husband and I also love to hang out together. This was our first year as empty nesters and with the loss of final child at home came the end of all the “parent” things we did because of school. I said, “Let’s be honest, we are never going out again are we?” “It’s you and me baby,” he said. We have been enjoying comfy pants time on the couch too non-stop! I keep telling him he can’t ever die. He assures me he’ll try not to. I love that you love hanging out with your “person.” Some of us really only need one (kids notwithstanding).

    I know your cabin (and mine) stands between you and me this summer. But I would love to see you!ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Love this! And I feel the same!! It’s been way too long!! A weekday lunch, perhaps??ReplyCancel

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