People are always telling me that they like the names I picked out for my children. Usually I just say, “I know! Aren’t they great?” But sometimes I’ll tell the story of how I didn’t think of the name Matilda until an hour before her face felt room air for the first time. Elby was MORE »
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Recently I went to the doctor to get my physical. I’d gone in to do labs a few days before and I was anxious to hear that everything was great. I mean, I felt great except for this anxiety I’d been getting out of nowhere. I knew I wanted to tell him about that because MORE »
Motherhood. Sometimes talking with other moms can be a transcendent, fulfilling experience. A chance to share that connective fiber which brings women together. But other times, a conversation with another mom can be a festering cesspool of competition. I was recently at Target when I ran into a mom I MORE »
Dear Everyone on Facebook and Twitter: I don’t care about what you eat. Not as in the fact that you discovered a great Indian place in your neighborhood or that you just ate a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra (cause that shit is good, yo!). No, I’m talking about your Food Plan. That MORE »
I read somewhere or heard somewhere that there’s the whole new(ish) thing of parents who are “smoking out” to relieve tension. In fact, I just Google “parents pot smoking” and came up with this article. Some of these moms actually go so far as to say it makes them a better parent while others think MORE »
When I decided to do a few posts about being over 40 and remaining feisty, fun, newly tattooed, open to new music (as long as it’s on Disney radio), flexible (I can still touch my toes!) and healthy, I got a lot of responses from women over 50 demanding to be included too. Well maybe MORE »
There are a lot of things I love about being in my 40′s – 46 to be exact: Finally understanding once and for all that cellulite creams don’t work, being at peace with my technological ineptitude, at long last not caring if I suck at singing. There’s a freedom that comes in knowing my 20′s MORE »
I’ve been thinking about aging lately. When I saw the movie “This is 40″ I wondered if everyone is as freaked by turning 40 as Leslie Mann’s character who was so horrified she couldn’t even let anyone including her kids say she was 40; she just kept emphatically insisting she was 38. Is this relatable? MORE »
I have not had a drink in over 3 and a half years. I don’t talk about it much but that’s not because I’m not involved in “non-drinking” activities, it’s just because it never feels like I have anything public to say about it. The accidentally well publicized date I got sober is May 22, MORE »
‘Tis the season to take tons and tons of photographs of the fam, right? But these days it’s always the season. I have 16,000 pictures on my computer waiting for me to do something with them! When I was a kid, my step-father was a photographer and he was constantly taking pictures of everything. Unfortunately MORE »