why i can't return the sour milk {guest post alert}

I made a hearty promise to myself a long time ago that I would never read anything on my phone while I was walking. I have no balance. Such risque behaviour could only end in an ankle toppling off a sidewalk's sheer face. Destruction. Embarrassment. A dropped phone and the seconds that feel like hours as you gingerly pick it up to (pleasePLEASEplease) see if the front display has survived the kiss with concrete. Nothing good can come of this multi-tasking.

So, when I tell you I devoured this piece written by my friend Jocelyn while I was crossing multiple streets wearing floppy shoes and the sun was in my eyes, you know that it's lure was strong. I begged her to run it here. She said yes. Now all you have to do is enjoy every syllable. Just sit down first, please.

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old mcdonald's {well fed, flat broke}

Inspired by the insanely good Life in Chains series on Eater.com, the impeccable Emily from Well Fed, Flat Broke and I did some fast food chain reminiscing. My piece can be found on her site here. (If you missed hers on my site earlier this week, it is here.)

It's a long chunk of reminiscing that is in no rush. I asked my brother about the golden arches as I was writing it and he gave me this glorious chunk of text that any connoisseur of fine fast food will appreciate.

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dairy queen {guest blogger alert}

Inspired by the amazing Life in Chains series on Eater, local food writer and cookbook author Emily Wight and I decided to write about the fast-food chains that we love purely and deeply.

You can find my McDonald's story on her blog Well Fed, Flat Broke here and her DQ sweetness right down below.

While you could read this on the toilet (my preferred perch for most of my long-form internet reads), may I humbly suggest you enjoy it while shovelling something deeply unhealthy into your mouth.

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four reasons why i can’t play with my 4-year-old {scary mommy}

Of COURSE I know I should play with my kid. Of COURSE I do. Sometimes. 

Mostly I'm confused about her rules, and try hard to not snap, fall asleep or whip a weird toy over my shoulder and pretend I can't find it. So, I wrote about it for Scary Mommy.

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how to write a viral blog post {guest blogger alert}

My amazingly amazing friend Olga Mecking, aka The European Mama, dropped all her amazing life responsibilities to guest post for ME. Dazzling. I love this piece as an unofficial companion to my 'how to become a successful blogger' piece that is so grumpy. I hope you love this too. Take it away, Olga!

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