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How to Not Lose Your Sh*t When Dropping Your Kid Off at College (Published in Kveller)

Last year after dropping my firstborn off at college, I wrote an article describing what now seems like a total freak-show with me starring in the central role. I sobbed for three hours on the ride home, became extremely nauseated ...
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5 Things I Learned About My Doctor Husband from Watching Grey’s Anatomy (Published in The Good Men Project)

My doctor husband knows I can’t talk before my first coffee of the day, that I’m going to be a pain in the ass about germs on an airplane, that I hate his wild driving, that I need lots of ...
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Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

I learned my lesson the hard way years ago: I don’t seek out friendships with my kids’ friends’ parents. When my son was 9 years old, he befriended two boys whose mothers were close friends. Inevitably we got sucked into ...
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I’m Tired of Trying to Make Sense of Another Tragedy After Nice (Published in Kveller)

Last July, we traveled through Europe with our teens, eagerly anticipating our tour of Nice, France. My husband and I were passionate about this stop on our trip as we had spent a wonderful vacation there 25 years prior and ...
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How to be the Best Grandma (and Drive Your Adult Kids Crazy) (Published in Parent Co.)

My mom is a grandma on steroids, blinded by adoration, paranoia, and utter subjectivity when it comes to the objects of her perfection – oops, I meant, affection. She is wild about her grandchildren. So what exactly is the problem? ...
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Why My Landscaper Fired Me (Published in The Huffington Post)

Imagine my surprise when my landscaper fired me for declining to purchase the exorbitant amount of mulch he recommended. When we moved into our home we were blessed with an abundance of brand new mulch courtesy of the meticulous previous ...
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