Grown-up gripe: It costs a small fortune to take your family (or self) out to dinner these days and the food isn’t even that good. (This page contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure.) What if you could cook a meal that tastes better than a restaurant, costs less than $2 and takes less than 5 […]

Grownup Gripe: Fighting with your spouse during lockdown is inevitable; how do you keep the peace? If this Caronavirus hasn’t tested your patience at some point, I want what you’re having 😂😭😂 I’ve actually really enjoyed hanging with the fam 24/7 but I ain’t going to lie, sometimes it’s hard. This weekend things got real. […]

Grownup Gripe: If you’re not on Facebook these days chances are you’re not really in the know so I guess if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! After almost a decade of going against the grain, I finally bit the bullet and joined Facebook. I did it primarily to shamelessly promote grownupgripes.com 😂😭 but it’s […]

Grownup Gripes: Why has everyone my age turned into Todd and Margot from ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’ when working out, what about good old fashioned push-ups? Hey, I’m not here to judge, whatever floats your boat is fine with me!!! That’s what this blog is all about. To each their own. I’m just cheap and […]

Grownup Gripe: There are a MILLION things I’d rather do than interview for a new position. Unlike most, I actually live for interviewing. I treat it as sport. As such I’ve worked in two of the most competitive industries out there (TV News and Pharmaceutical Sales) and I swiftly learned how to swim and not […]

Grownup Gripe: If you hate going into stores right now, look no further than the beach for ideas. (This page contains affiliate links, see full disclosure.) As Mother’s Day approaches you may be thinking of last-minute gifts to give your mom or wife. Go no further than the beach! If it’s in your backyard, you’re […]

Grownup Gripe: It was doable for a while but now when will this end and what’s the new normal? At this point I think we all feel like a fly in a bottle. We’d do anything to get it back the way it used to be but unfortunately the world we knew is over. How […]

Grownup Gripes: Since we’re all acting school teachers now household items can wow your ‘class.’ For all you parents out there, eLearning during quarantine has proved challenging no doubt. The schools have really stepped up with virtual curricula to keep kids busy but it only goes so far. If you got a dollar every time […]

Grownup Gripe: Let’s face it, schools out for summer so WTF can we do to keep them engaged for months? Head to your kitchen! No this time not to binge eat or cook for the 100th time, to teach your kids. Not only can you do the obvious and give your little ones baking lessons […]

Grownup Gripe: Since when did you think you’d have to put a face mask on to get needed groceries? First and foremost THANK YOU to EVERYONE of you sacrificing SO MUCH on the frontlines for us. For those of you out of work because of this, hopefully it’ll turn around whenever this is over. COVID-19 […]

Grownup Gripe: If I’m going to be stuck with my kids all day, I want an activity we can ALL get around. (This post contains affiliate links, please see full disclosure.) When was the last time you tie-dyed something? Summer Camp in the 80s (the 90s or even the 70s)? Whenever it was, chances are […]

Grownup Gripe: If you think the grass is always greener, you really need to go get your eyes checked. Want to know the secret to happiness?  Right out of the gate I’m going to tell you: IT’S GRATEFULNESS. Be thankful for what you’ve got! BEING HAPPY IS A CHOICE Either you make it or don’t […]

Grownup Gripe: If you’d like some comfort (and only have hot dogs left in your fridge) try these classics. This year’s Memorial Day celebration is sure to be different than years past so bring back the dogs. What’s a bbq without hot dogs, especially for little ones, but this recipe will even please old-timers. Do […]

Grownup Gripe: By the time February rolls around, it’s hard not to be California Dreamin’ when you’ve been shoveling snow for months. Unless you’re fortunate enough to enjoy year round nice weather, shout out to you lucky dogs out in San Diego 🙂 for many of us this time of year brings the winter blues. […]

Grownup Gripe: Put your cellphone down. Your loved ones may wish you looked at them and held them like you do your phone. Have you gone out to dinner lately? Do you see tables-if not restaurants-full of people sitting at the same table wholly engaged with their freakin’ phone and not the PERSON right there […]

Grownup Gripe: Haters are going to hate no matter what age we are, it’s a sad fact of life. Don’t be naive. There are bad people out there. These days it seems worse than ever. Now with the advent of the internet a whole new layer of trolls came out of the woodwork and life’s […]

Grownup Gripe: If I hear my kid say “I’m bored” one more time I’ll really show ‘em bored. How many times have you heard “I’m bored! What can I do?” Maybe it’s not just your kid. The problem is nowadays we’re inundated with nonstop stimulation so when the world stops for even just a few […]

Grownup Gripe: I’ve got enough on my plate, now is not the time for that, I’ll get to it later. As time goes on do you put yourself last? Are you a people pleaser who can’t say NO? Especially as our responsibilities grow it’s easy to put ourselves on the back burner. More often than […]

Grownup Gripe: I thought parents finally got a break when the school year actually started. It’s hard to believe my youngest started Kindergarten this year. Unlike some parents, I couldn’t wait to kick her out the door! Sure I’ll miss her at home but now is the time. Does that make me a bad parent? […]

Grownup Gripe: I work my ass off all day and then I can’t even catch a break at home. First to you single parents, I don’t know how you do it. It’s impossible with two people! This may not pertain to you but if you know someone in Corporate America (or any job) who has […]