A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

A North Carolina restaurant made news recently for banning kids under the age of 5. According to the news report, some parents are outraged calling it #discrimination, while others support the owner’s decision. The restaurant’s website clearly indicates that no Continue reading A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

3 Ways Your Doctor Can Make Your Visit More Pleasant (Published In The Mighty)

This can’t be good. My blood pressure literally rose as I walked into the doctor’s waiting room, densely packed with fidgeting humans. I approached the receptionist and greeted her while fishing around for my insurance card and copay. This wasn’t my first Continue reading 3 Ways Your Doctor Can Make Your Visit More Pleasant (Published In The Mighty)

Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

In the last ten or twenty years bread has become the diet devil. What a fall from grace for a dietary staple that was once considered a divine and spiritual food. Didn’t God shower it from heaven on the Israelites Continue reading Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

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? Continue reading How to be the Best Grandma (and Drive Your Adult Kids Crazy) (Published in Parent Co.)

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 Continue reading Why My Landscaper Fired Me (Published in The Huffington Post)