Free Advice for Fired Millennials

This morning The Awl allowed Brendan O’Connor to publish his side of the story as to why he was fired from The Milk Truck in New York City. It’s rather extraordinary in that O’Connor has a complete lack of self awareness combined with a general misunderstanding as to his past role in food service. Shout out to the good people of Glass, Lewis & Co. for placing a $170 order and not leaving a tip. @glasslewis — Brendan O’Connor (@OConnorB_) July 22, 2013 Part of me wants to introduce Brendan …

Honest Toddler, The Honest Company, Honest to Goodness it’s Just Business

The mom blogosphere is up in arms this week. There are cries of bullying. Everyone who has ever met me knows that bullying is my least favorite word. If you claim “bully” you’d best be prepared to demonstrate that there’s been an unrelenting malicious campaign against you by someone with more power than yourself. There is clearly a conflict between TheHonestToddler.com and The Honest Company but if anyone tells you that someone’s been bullied you’re reading an opinion piece and nothing about it will make you smarter, well informed or …

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This is Why UBER Should be on Every Kid’s Smart Phone

I’m at a party with my friend Laurie and we’re talking to this really nice guy who has a seven month old daughter. I’m typically really cautious when I talk to new parents because I don’t want to scare them. Especially Dads. Especially the Dads of daughters. We totally failed when I started talking to Laurie about how unpanicked I am about leaving Jane to wander Century City with her friends. “She has Uber.” I said. And sort of shrugged. Then Laurie and I started talking about why every kid …

Kia Sportage Drive and Review: 2013 SX FWD

When the folks at Kia drop off a vehicle it’s sparkly and clean. It’s been perfectly maintained and I do my best to take some photos right away so that you can see their vehicles in the best possible light. Dappled light… whatever. You can see that the Sportage is cute. It’s neither huge nor diminutive and even with wheels that look like daisies it’s neither manly nor overly feminine. It’s everyone’s crossover without being bland. Escaping blandness in the crossover market is admirable. Can you tell I loved my …

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Dating

I’m giving the girls a snack this evening before they head out to the movies. It’s not quite dinner and it’s a little more than a snack actually. I sauté some shrimp in olive oil with a dash of butter and scallions, squeeze lemon all over it and braise some asparagus. I figure it will fill them up so that they won’t get a refill on the large popcorns they’ll surely buy. Fourteen year old girls can eat a lot. While they’re eating I say to them, “My friend Romy …