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)

How My Daughter & I Accidentally Became the ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Published in Kveller)

The deafening crack of thunder shook the gymnastics floor and rattled me on the bleachers. I prayed that the torrential mid-summer downpour would slow down before we made a run for the car after my daughter’s tumbling lesson. I could Continue reading How My Daughter & I Accidentally Became the ‘Gilmore Girls’ (Published in Kveller)

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

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 Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

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 Continue reading I’m Tired of Trying to Make Sense of Another Tragedy After Nice (Published in Kveller)