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Honda Odyssey

Ode to My Honda Odyssey

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay-at-home suburban mom. My minivan is starting to sound tired. She is my fifth child. I know her every sound and creak as […]

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Here Comes the Son by Alexis Gold

Here Comes The Son

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. I always talk about my girls. They are the most overscheduled people in my house. They require most

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Tetris for life

Tetris for Life

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. I have a new addiction. Actually, it’s an old addiction, reignited. I thought it was 1990 and downloaded

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early bird special

Early Bird Special

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. I received an anonymous gift over Christmas break. It was a party banner that read “Please Leave by

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a christmas gift

A Christmas Gift

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. Way back in September of 2020, I wrote an essay called “COVID Creep”. It was meant to be

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halloween grinch

Halloween Grinch

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. This month, Alexis reveals to us that she is a Halloween Grinch. I hate Halloween. I buy boatloads

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self folding blanket

Self Folding Blanket

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. This month, Alexis addresses the never ending cycle of housework and her wish for a self folding blanket.

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first sleepaway camp

First Sleepaway Camp

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. This month, Alexis sends her kids to sleepaway camp for the first time. I hate summer. I mean,

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jeff bezos amazon

My Crush on Jeff Bezos

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. This month, Alexis talks about her crush on Jeff Bezos and her Amazon shopping habits. My kids talk

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covid meanteen

Covid-Meanteen

“I’m Just Saying” is a column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom. Nine months into the Covid-19 pandemic, Alexis reflects on how the pandemic is taking a toll on her

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Covid Creep

“I’m Just Saying” is a new column by Suburbs 101 Contributor, Alexis Gold. A funny and brutally honest take on what life is like for a working mom in New York City/turned unexpected stay at home suburban mom.  I hang up the back-to-school Zoom, swearing that when this is all over, I will invest in

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Seriously, Sam? Coronavirus Mania

Coronavirus Mania

Are you ready for the Coronavirus? This month, Sam shows us how she is preparing for the possible Coronavirus pandemic. Seriously, Sam? is a column that looks at the lighter side of suburban life.  In early January, my husband turned to me as we were getting ready for bed and said, in his gravest and most

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How to throw a birthday party

Seriously, Sam? 10 Simple Rules to Throw Your Child a Birthday Party that Doesn’t Suck

Seriously, Sam? is a monthly column that takes a lighter look at suburban life.  This month, Sam gives us some advice on how to throw a children’s birthday party that doesn’t suck! Have you ever had your best intentions go so catastrophically wrong that you were determined to use your hideous failure as a cautionary

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Seriously, Sam? Good Tidings (the suburban sport of Holiday cards)

Seriously, Sam? is a monthly column that takes a lighter look at suburban life.  This month, Sam tackles the uniquely suburban sport of Holiday cards in Seriously, Sam? Good Tidings.   I love the holidays. Like, I start listening to Christmas carols non-stop while cooking Thanksgiving, and reluctantly turn them off when my husband cries “uncle” on

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